Illegal subletting and housing fraud

Subletting council homes is a criminal offence. 

If you are found to be illegally subletting your property, you will be evicted. We can also recover any profit that you had made through illegally subletting your home.

You could also be prosecuted and face up to two years in prison and/or an unlimited fine. 

Report illegal subletting and housing fraud

You can help us catch the fraudsters online by clicking on the following link. You do not have to give your name or address.

Report housing fraud online now 

You can also:

  • call the Council's hotline number on 020 8937 1279. Your call is confidential and lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
  • contact the National Benefit Fraud Hotline on 0800 854 440 - Your call is free and confidential. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.


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