Council's battle against tenancy fraud highlighted in Audit Commission report

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

A council's work in combating tenancy fraud has been highlighted in the Audit Commission's National Fraud Initiative 2011/12 report. While some local authorities are failing to detect any cases of tenancy fraud, Harrow Council's investigators have traced swindlers in Luton, Kent, Sunderland, Leeds, and as far afield as New Zealand, Dubai and Tanzania. While the Audit Commission has concluded that "too many councils and housing associations are doing little or nothing to detect tenancy fraud", ...

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