Healey calls time on tenancy cheats

Housing Minister John Healey has today launched the first-ever national crackdown on tenancy cheats to recover up to 10,000 council and housing association homes fraudulently sub-let, and release them to those in real need.

Tenancy cheats live elsewhere and can earn thousands of pounds a year by unlawfully sub-letting their properties at higher rental rates. If caught they will lose their tenancy, and could lose their right to social housing in future.


Barking and Dagenham Council is running a campaign to stand up for your local housing. The borough is forced to pay the Government £22 million per year out of the rent it collects from tenants. Jon has raised this campaign repeatedly in Parliament and will be supporting the rally in Westminster on Tuesday 27th October.