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What is housing fraud

The most common cases of housing fraud are:

  • using false information to obtain housing
  • renting a council or housing association home to someone else, sometimes known as subletting
  • living in a property you shouldn’t be living in
  • not living in a property you claim to be living in

Report housing fraud

You can help us by reporting suspected cases of fraud. 

Any reports will be treated in confidence.

Last reviewed: September 11, 2023 by William

Next review due: March 11, 2024

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