Did you know that as many as 50,000 social homes across the UK are occupied fraudulently? This can take the form of illegal sub-letting or using false information to get a house in the first place.
Ipswich Borough Council is committed to tackling this fraud in order to make best use of its housing stock.
You might know someone has a home that the Council does not know about or someone who gave false information in their housing application.
You might suspect someone of sub-letting if you have seen them collect rent from your neighbours or you might be suspicious because tenants of a property keep changing. Alternatively, you might suspect no one is living in a property, returning only occasionally to collect post.
If you suspect tenancy fraud please contact the Council, providing details and the reasons you suspect fraudulent occupation. Your identity will be kept confidential. Call us or report online via the pink button.
The Tenancy Fraud Forum is an independent not-for-profit organisation which has been established to bring social landlords together to combat tenancy fraud.
Ipswich Borough Council launched the Suffolk Tenancy Fraud Regional Forum in 2013.
If you are a social housing provider that operates within this region and you wish to be part of this tenancy fraud group please email firstname.lastname@example.org