Tenancy Fraud Items
Rental fraud is when tenants are tricked into paying an upfront fee to rent a property only to find out it does not exist. Or the property may be rented to several people at the same time and they never see the original fee again.
Grant Shapps, minister for housing, has announced his support for the bill to criminalise tenancy fraud in the UK. The minister confirmed the government would back a new bill, introduced in Parliament today by Conservative MP for Watford Richard Harrington.
The Chartered Institute of Housing has today unveiled its new advice team aimed at helping social landlords make best use of their stock, by cracking down on tenancy fraud and giving tenants in large homes the chance to downsize.