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Here you will find the most recent news stories concerning tenancy fraud. We aim to keep you updated 

in what's going on in how we are beating tenancy fraud. 

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Action Fraud issues tenancy Deposit Scheme Alert

Monday, February 25, 2019

Action Fraud have received several reports where fraudsters are claiming to be landlords of properties offered for rent online.

SLDC Housing association tenant fined for sub letting home

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Edwin William Peacock appeared at Barrow Magistrates Court in the first prosecution of its kind in South Lakeland.

Plymouth man admits fraud after illegally claiming housing support

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Lloyd Herbert moved out of his social housing home but still kept taking council tax support

False representation fraudster prosecuted in court

Monday, February 04, 2019

Derby City Council has successfully prosecuted an individual for fraudulently making a false representation contrary to Sections 1 and 2 of the Fraud Act 2006 

Landlords and Local Authorities Join Forces to Tackle Fraud

Friday, February 01, 2019

North East councils and housing providers are working together to help prevent tenancy fraud and the billions of pounds it costs taxpayers.

Job Vacancy: Household/Property Fraud Case Manager - Tewkesbury Office

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

G4S Investigation Solutions (UK) Ltd, trading as The Cotswold Group, are seeking experienced desk based Fraud Investigators to join our Household/Property Fraud Team

Council housing fraudsters avoid jail despite £64k cons

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Two housing fraudsters have narrowly avoided jail after lying in their council housing applications.

French passport fraudster escapes jail after £27,000 rent scam in Dudley

Friday, January 04, 2019

The fraudster escaped jail but faces eviction after pocketing almost £27,000 by lying her way onto the housing ladder.

Hackney resident pleads guilty to subletting his home

Monday, September 24, 2018

Hackney Council tenant fined nearly £148,000 for illegally sub-letting property

Jail for man who illegally sublet Hyde housing association home

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Resident pleads guilty to offences relating to the Fraud Act 2006 and the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013.

Council’s housing fraud crackdown saves £850,000

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Enfield Council recovered 59 properties from people who had no right to reside in them during 2017-18, with several cases still under investigation.

Friday, December 01, 2017

Not strictly an article about tenancy fraud, but still useful if you are considering getting an in-house legal team!

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