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Shutting the door on Tenancy Fraud

SHUTTING THE DOOR ON TENANCY FRAUD Callcredit's research continues to show that whilst improvements have been made, there is still a long way to go to stop tenancy fraud. Below we have pulled out some of our key findings from our recent white paper. TENANCY FRAUD CASE STUDY IN LONDON 900 81 TOTAL STOCK = %3D TOTAL SAVING 38,000 PROPERTIES RIGHT-TO-BUYS £4,524,000 TOTAL CASES RECOVERED = BLOCKED = PROPERTIES IDENTIFIED £54K EACH £75K EACH 2012 DETECTED CASE RESULTS 2012 REPORTED SOCIAL TENANCY FRAUD CASES BY TYPE RECOVERY OF PROPERTY 18% 2012 Case resulted in 76% court action 32% 6% Illegal Sublet • Non-occupation Property recovered 2011 without court action 1% 60% No action taken Application Fraud Succession 43% Other SOCIAL HOMES SUBJECT TO TENANCY FRAUD 2009 2012 50,000-98,000 Ш RISING TO AYAVAYA FRAUD CASES DETECTED IN LONDON 2013/2014 RECOMMENDATIONS Increased vigilance on the lookout for empty/ Perform simple ID verification checks at point of housing application to prevent fraudsters from entering the system. Increase the Robust checks are needed on right-to- buy applications – effective checks can reveal number of dedicated fraud teams - abandoned homes evidence of success which can be brought is irrefutable. fraudulent activity. back into use. To find out more about our Public Sector Solutions PublicSector Solutions CALL 0113 388 4300 EMAIL OR VISIT Callcredit Part of the Callcredit Information Group Information Group 2012 2,324 2011 1,193

Shutting the door on Tenancy Fraud

shared by Callcredit on Dec 04
The problem of tenancy fraud in the UK is growing, with 98,000 social homes in London being subject to it last year, compared to 50,000 in 2009. This infographic presents the current situation and sug...




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