Yorkshire and Humber tenancy fraud awareness week

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Selby District Council, social landlords and other local authorities will be taking part in the third national campaign to raise awareness about tenancy fraud across the region, running from 1-5 February 2016.

The Council recognises the importance of tackling tenancy fraud. Over the years we have been jointly working with other housing providers across the region as part of the work of the Yorkshire and Humber Tenancy Fraud Forum. This work aims to tackle those who abuse the system making sure that properties are allocated to those who truly need them.

The Government gave local authorities additional powers to investigate social housing tenancy fraud under the Prevention of Social Fraud Act 2013 and it has now been recognised as a criminal offence.

The Enforcement Team in Selby investigate allegations of tenancy fraud.  Tenancy fraud includes

  • not telling the truth when applying for a property – e.g. claiming to have children ...

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