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Tenancy fraud crackdown gets homes in the right hands

A dozen scammers illegally subletting social housing for profit at the expense of families on waiting lists have had their tenancies revoked in a Haringey Council crackdown.

Investigators found that the registered tenants of the 12 council and housing association ...

Posted by LB Haringey on 26th August 2015.

Council fraud team uncovers £700,000 cheats

Gravesham Borough Council has shown a commitment to cutting benefit fraud with more than 1,000 allegations and 636 investigations last year. Housing benefits cheats falsely claimed more than half a million pounds and council tax fraud totalled £173,390 ...

Posted by Gravesham BC on 25th August 2015.

New ‘fraud-fighting force’ in Lincolnshire

The Lincolnshire Counter Fraud Partnership is cracking down on people falsely claiming discounts on their council tax, as part of wider fraud initiatives.

Lincolnshire’s councils take this issue seriously and have teamed up to raise fraud awareness, share resources ...

Posted by Lincolnshire County Council on 20th August 2015.

Former social housing employee sentenced for housing fraud

A former social housing employee has been handed a two-and-a-half year prison sentence for abusing her professional expertise to commit a £66,000 housing fraud.

Bolarinwa Odulate failed to declare she was on the property ladder in Southwark when she ...

Posted by 24dash on 20th August 2015.

Landmark legal case against housing association tenant who advertised home to rent on web

A tenant who used the web to illegally sub-let his housing association house in Leeds has pleaded guilty to tenancy fraud as part of a landmark case.

In the first criminal prosecution taken by Leeds City Council under the Prevention ...

Posted by Leeds City Council on 17th August 2015.