May 26

Guidance of Landlord and Tenants Solicitors with regards to Housing Fraud

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Guidance of Landlord and Tenants Solicitors with regards to Housing Fraud

Each year people are denied a home due to the tenancy fraud. It is important for landlords need to be aware of the different way tenants are committing fraud on a daily basis. Regardless of which, there are numerous policies that are in place to make sure that acts of fraud are minimised. The following text elaborates on the various attempts of tenancy fraud based on the experiences of landlord and tenants solicitors.

Not being honest when applying for a property:-
When you give false information in an application for property you are committing fraud. For example consider the following:-
– You are committing fraud if you don’t disclose information of renting any existing Housing Executive or Housing Association Property.
– You are committing fraud if you don’t disclose information of any property that you already own.
– You are also committing fraud if you lie about not having children to get a high priority home.
As a landlord it is your right to seek the assistance of landlord and tenants solicitors if your suspect tenancy fraud.

What are the Consequences of Tenancy Fraud?
The most adverse effect of tenancy fraud is that someone in greater need for housing may not get a chance to be offered a property. Furthermore, due to your fraud you may lose your tenancy and your rights to a social housing in the future. You may even be fined based on the seriousness of the fraud.

For more information you are welcome to get in touch with the landlord and tenants solicitors at Walker Wise Solicitors on 01254 300 966 or email enquiries@walkerwise.co.uk.