Keys returned in Tenancy Fraud campaign success

Keys returned in Tenancy Fraud campaign success
5th July 2018 James Calnan
Tenancy Fraud

A one bedroom flat will be re-let to a resident who needs it after the keys were returned during our Tenancy Fraud campaign.

Living in a Greenfields property when you’ve got no right to deprives a family of a home they need. We launched our Tenancy Fraud awareness month in June to target those people committing fraud and taking unfair advantage of the housing stock Greenfields own and manage.

Residents and staff were offered cash incentives for information leading to a property coming back into our stock. We also introduced a confidential tenancy fraud hotline email address and voice mail box, plus a key amnesty allowing those guilty of committing tenancy fraud to return their keys with no further action taken.

We had:

  • 11 cases reported overall
  • 7 cases reported as abandoned
  • 2 cases reported as subletting
  • 2 cases reported as false assignment of tenancy

One of the abandoned cases resulted in the keys being handed back to us. The remaining cases are being investigated, and two notices to quit have so far been served.

Once cases have been completed, we will contact any colleague or resident to give them their reward.

Anyone can continue to report Tenancy Fraud confidentially by emailing concerned@greenfieldsch.org.uk or calling 01376 535417 and leaving a voicemail message.

For more information, please visit: https://www.greenfieldsch.org.uk/about-us/whistleblowing