Audit Commission doubles tenancy fraud estimates to nearly 100,000

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Published by 24publishing for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Communities, Local Government

Up to 98,000 socially rented properties in England are being used fraudulently, according to the Audit Commission’s revised tenancy fraud figures – an increase of 48,000 from estimates made in 2009. According to the commission’s Protecting the Public Purse ’report, tenancy fraud is now the largest area of loss in public sector fraud. It said, however, councils were fighting back recovering 1,800 homes from tenancy fraudsters last year. Most fraud, it said, was detected in Londo...

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