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Do you know anyone illegally subletting their home?
In 2013, new legislation was introduced that made subletting social housing properties without permission a criminal offence.
If you suspect a Peabody property has been illegally sublet, please contact us – anonymously if you prefer – via the form below.
If you're a Peabody Group resident and illegally subletting your home, this is tenancy fraud, a breach of tenancy agreement, and against the law.
Tenancy fraud is committed when:
- Tenants illegally sublet their Peabody Group home to someone else without permission
The renters are often charged high rents, which means tenants are making money from a property they don’t need
- Tenants don’t use their Peabody Group home as their main and principal home
Often the tenant is living elsewhere and leaves the property empty or lets family or friends stay in it
- Fraudulent applications are made to succeed to a tenancy
This is where someone tries to succeed to a tenancy after a close relative dies, by pretending they have been resident in the property for the previous 12 months or longer
Do you suspect someone of illegal subletting?
Making a profit from illegally subletting a Peabody property is criminal offence.