Tenancy Fraud is the unlawful subletting of a property, by the registered tenant, to third parties by way of renting the property in return for financial gain. It is a huge problem for many RSL’s, private landlords and estates.
It is said approximately 160,000 social housing properties are being illegally sublet and costs the taxpayer £2 billion per year (Experian)
The illegal subletting of social housing properties can also be a criminal offence and fraudsters can be prosecuted under:
• Housing Act 1996 S171 and 214 • Fraud Act 2006 • Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 • Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
Fraudsters can be imprisoned and fined and can also be ordered to repay profits from illegal subletting.
Remington Hall provide effective solutions for Social Housing Providers, the large London Private Estates, Housing Law Firms and Commercial Landlords.
Exploitation of Social Housing Stock
Breach of Covenant
Breach of Lease
After we have exhausted our first stage of intel gathering, our investigators will make enquiries on the ground to expand on the information already identified and assess the requirement for surveillance.