Fraud Team


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'A man from Perton claiming a single occupier discount investigation proved a partner had been living in the property since 2011. A £1500 recharge has since been repaid in full in January 2017.'

'A man from Coven claiming a single occupier discount was established to have a partner residing in his property since 2015. In January 2017 a £390 recharge was repaid in full .'

'A lady from Wolverhampton was Interviewed Under Caution after an anonymous allegation that a second adult had been present in the property from as far back as 2006. Evidence gathered however proved that it was in fact 2015 to which the lady confirmed the address had been used for beneficial purpose by the second adult . The £470 has since been put into an arrangement which will be paid by February 2017. No further action was taken in respect of prosecution.'

Since February the Fraud team have worked in partnership with another Local Authority providing paid Tenancy Fraud Services. From ten Investigations , six identified serious tenancy breaches which resulted in warnings relating to future conduct and held on file with three houses being recovered for illegal sublet , parting with possession and not being using as the main principle home. The remaining four were disproven any issues were awry.


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