Consultation outcome

Social housing fraud

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Detail of outcome

This document provides a summary of responses to the consultation, which closed on 4 April 2012, on proposals to help landlords tackle tenancy fraud within their stock of social housing.

It also sets out next steps in the light of consultation responses.

Original consultation

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Summary

This consultation puts forward proposals that would help landlords reduce the prevalence of tenancy fraud within the social housing stock.

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Consultation description

This consultation puts forward proposals that would help landlords reduce the prevalence of tenancy fraud within the social housing stock.

It includes measures that would greatly increase both the deterrent to tenants to commit fraud and landlords’ ability to detect and prosecute those who do. It would also extend local authorities’ powers of prosecution, allow for restitutionary payments to be made to landlords and remove the loopholes that allow those abusing their tenancies to retain them.

These proposals would be in addition to, rather than in place of, landlords’ existing powers.