As a housing association we have to make the best use of the homes we own and ensure that the people living there are legally entitled to be there. People who are already in need of social housing and on the waiting list will have to wait even longer if homes continue to be occupied by people who don’t have the right to live there.
The homes that we have recovered so far, range from studio apartments to three bedroom houses and can each be re-let to someone in need. And therefore help meet the needs of residents and families who may otherwise have been waiting, or could still be awaiting for suitable accommodation.
If you're a One Housing resident and illegally subletting your home, this is a breach of your tenancy agreement, and against the law.
What is tenancy fraud?
There are different types of tenancy fraud including:
What are we doing to tackle tenancy fraud?
We carry out regular tenancy audits as part of our letting and housing management to make sure that the right people are living in our properties. We work with other social landlords and statutory agencies to detect fraud where the law requires it or where information sharing protocols are in place.
How do I report tenancy fraud?
If you think someone in your area may be subletting their home or living elsewhere, please report this to us in confidence.
Any information you give us will be treated in the strictest confidence and your identity will be protected. You can report the suspected fraud anonymously but please give us as much information as possible to help our investigations. The more information that we have the better the chance we have of stopping it.