Stated in the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013, Tenancy Fraud is when people are living or occupying our homes without the right to do so.
People committing Tenancy Fraud are depriving deserving families who are urgently waiting and in need of homes the most.
Furthermore, it is a criminal offence, and any individuals committing fraudulent activity can receive fines of up to £50,000 or imprisonment for up to two years.
- Unlawful subletting – letting out all or part of the property without Eastlight’s consent.
- Obtaining housing by deception – providing false or inaccurate information to receive a property.
- Wrongly claimed succession – taking over a tenancy by succession or assignment when they’re not legally entitled to do so.
- Key selling – receiving payment to pass the keys of the property onto someone else.
- Abandonment – leaving the property & residing elsewhere with no intention to return and have not issued Eastlight a proper Notice to Quit or agreed written surrender of the property.
If you recognise any of these signs happening in an Eastlight property, then it might be Tenancy Fraud. We will investigate any suspected cases of fraud occurring in our homes and will make the matter a priority.
Please report Tenancy Fraud immediately by calling 0330 128 0330 or reporting here.
Eastlight takes a zero-tolerance approach to anyone committing Tenancy Fraud.
Please come forward if you have any concerns about suspicious activity in your area, or if you are, in some way, participating in Tenancy Fraud yourself.
We will actively investigate all reported and suspected cases of fraud occurring in our homes.
Report using the form below.