Council seizes 140 properties in fraud crackdown

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Legal, Local Government

A council has managed to seize 140 properties since April in a major crackdown on fraud. Southwark Council - which manages 54,000 homes - has launched a number of initiatives to tackle housing fraud, such as 'Operation Bronze', which has so far recovered 17 properties, 16 of which have already been re-let to people previously living in temporary accommodation. The operation targets those that have obtained tenancies using fake documents. Meanwhile, 'Operation Silver' has recovered 21 properties, w...

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