ALMO recovers council flat from sun-seeking fraudster

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

Barnet Homes has recovered a flat from the hands of a scammer - making it almost 40 properties reclaimed since it started a campaign against tenancy fraud in 2011. An 18-month investigation led to the tenant of a one-bedroom council flat in High Barnet handing back the keys. The tenant had allowed a relative to stay in the flat while she lived abroad. The relative pretended to be the tenant but refused to meet with Barnet Homes staff, instead complaining of harassment in a succession of letters...

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