You are likely to notice any unusual activity in your neighbourhood. Your help in reporting housing fraud is important and whilst anything you tell us will be treated in the strictest confidence, reports can be made anonymously if you prefer.
• You might know that somebody has another home that we don’t know about or has given false information in their housing application. • You might suspect someone of housing fraud because you have seen them collect rent from your neighbours. • You might be suspicious because the tenants of a property keep changing. • You might know that a tenant is living elsewhere and not using their home.
We already carry out home visits to all new tenants and regularly check the identity of existing tenants to make sure that the people living at the property are the lawful tenants. We will investigate any specific concerns that are reported to us and take the necessary action. If someone is found to have committed housing fraud that person could lose their tenancy. If you suspect someone is a housing cheat, let us know. It could make a real difference.