Milton Keynes Council and Guinness South Housing Association are working together to stamp out unlawful subletting, and help keep social housing for people who really need it.
Support our cause and help us to help you by making people aware of this problem and reporting offenders.
Unlawful subletting refers to where a tenant in social housing breaches the conditions of their tenancy by renting their property out to individuals not permitted to live there. It is estimated that 80% of people living in fraudulently rented social housing would not themselves qualify for council help.
Renting out your council or housing association home without permission from your landlord is fraud.
If you think you know someone committing this kind of fraud donít wait Ė let us know by calling our hotline 01908 252900.
All calls are confidential and it could make a real difference!
A property that is being let to someone who is not in real housing need could be taken back by the landlord and offered to someone who really does need it.
We will investigate any reports of unlawful subletting, and any associated benefit fraud in partnership with the Corporate Anti-Fraud Team, and where there is a case we can prosecute the person subletting the property as well as recovery the property.
Since the start of the campaign 22 properties have been recovered.
Over the next few years the Government is making a large number of changes to the benefit system, and many of our customers will be affected. Click on the Welfare Reform link above for further information.