Tenancy fraud policy

Key principles

Our priority is to prevent the misuse of our housing stock and allocations system by using robust, effective and timely housing management processes.

To raise awareness of social housing fraud and its impact on the housing waiting list and communities.

To maximise the availability of council properties by seeking to recover unlawfully rented and unoccupied homes.

To take a zero tolerance approach to tenancy fraud, taking swift enforcement action and prosecuting those proven to have committed tenancy fraud, where appropriate.