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Tenancy Fraud

Tenancy Fraud

Committing tenancy fraud is a breach of your tenancy agreement. We take reports of suspected fraud very seriously. People who commit tenancy fraud stop other customers in need of a home from moving in. If you suspect somebody of committing tenancy fraud please contact your local Irwell Valley office. You can also report suspected tenancy fraud or misuse using the form below:

What is Tenancy Fraud?

Tenancy fraud can take a number of different forms. The key areas are:

  • Subletting – renting the whole of your home to somebody else
  • Unauthorised assignment (including mutual exchange) – giving your tenancy to another person without our permission
  • Wrongly claiming succession – taking over a tenancy by falsely claiming to have lived in the home for the relevant qualifying period, or by not being a relevant person entitled to succeed the tenancy
  • Right to acquire / Right to buy fraud – providing incorrect information to buy your home
  • Obtaining a tenancy through false statement – giving incorrect information, such as claiming to be homeless to gain a tenancy

All of these types of Tenancy Fraud could lead to you losing your home and for being prosecuted under the relevant legislation.

What is Irwell Valley doing to prevent Tenancy Fraud?

We work closely with our partner local authorities to investigate and tackle suspected tenancy fraud. We also work with NAFN to carry out tenancy checks across all of our homes to make sure that the right people are still living in their home. We also carry out tenancy audits to conduct our own checks on our customers and keep up to date with who is living in our homes.


If you would like any further information about tenancy fraud, please contact your local Irwell Valley office.

You can also report suspected tenancy fraud or misuse using the form below:

Report Suspected Tenancy Fraud



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