Tenancy Fraud

Tenancy fraud is a growing problem for social housing landlords.

In response to the issue of fraudulent sub-letting, the Government passed the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 enabling Local Authorities to have the power to prosecute social housing tenants who illegally sublet their properties although this power does not currently extend to other social housing providers.

Having acted for social housing landlords – both local authorities and housing associations for over 20 years we are experienced in dealing with all aspects of tenancy fraud and can advise you on the most effective method of dealing with the immediate issue as well as recovery of the property in question and any financial benefit derived from the wrong-doing.

We offer practical, pragmatic advice and understand the complexities involved in bringing these cases to fruition. We are able to deal with all aspects of these cases from drafting the appropriate notices to issuing proceedings and subsequent enforcement action if necessary.

We advise on both civil remedies in the County Court and High Court as well as the new criminal offences.

To obtain further advice or to have a discussion, please contact us on 020 8290 0333 to speak to one of our solicitors in the Housing Management Team.