Tenancy fraud

Tenancy fraud involves obtaining properties by deception.

For example, people claiming to be homeless when they already own a property or are already living at an address, or continuing to claim to be living at a property when they have moved out and have since sublet it.

The Council has a duty to house certain vulnerable members of society, and are often forced to use temporary accommodation outside the Royal Borough due to a shortage of housing. 

In addition, families or individuals on the housing waiting list are denied housing because people are using properties for profit. Fraudulently obtaining a Council property or subletting for personal gain uses up valuable resources that should be available to families in need.

If you have information regarding tenancy fraud, you can speak to your neighbourhood officer in confidence. Alternatively you can contact the Corporate Investigation Group on 020 7361 2777 or email investigation@rbkc.gov.uk.