Council recovers over 250 homes obtained by deception

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

A London council has managed to recover over 250 homes from tenants who only obtained them to illegally sublet, abandon or purchase them under the Right to Buy scheme. Since April 2012, Southwark Council have reclaimed 266 properties in a major crackdown on tenancy fraud. Tenants who reside in alternative properties after illegally sub-letting their home or those just not occupying them, face evictions and the courts. A range of unannounced tenancy checks, joint operations and initiatives are fre...

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