Bolton at Home is committed to reducing the current housing register and that includes recovering properties that are unlawfully occupied.
What is tenancy fraud?
There are several variations of breaches of tenancy that are classed as tenancy fraud. The main ones are subletting, not using the property as the principle home, selling the key to the property, Right-to-Buy fraud and running a business from the property. Recent statistics show that Right-to-Buy fraud has increased 52 per cent nationally in the past three years.
Why is tackling tenancy fraud important?
Tenancy fraud not only denies people access to social housing, it is also linked to benefit fraud, anti-social behaviour and, in some cases, serious criminal activity, such as illegal drug use, drug cultivation and prostitution. Continue reading