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Date updated: 18/05/2022

The City of London Corporation owns and manages in excess of 1900 social housing properties across the City of London and in six other London Boroughs: Hackney, Islington, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Lambeth and Lewisham.

Social housing provided by the City Corporation is highly sought after, owing to the location and quality of the housing provided. This makes the City’s social housing desirable to fraudsters, who can make substantial profits from sub-letting.

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Date submitted: 13/01/20

In many instances unlawful subletting generates lucrative profits for individuals or organised groups. It is therefore essential that the we can demonstrate that those occupying its housing are those who have properly demonstrated their need for such accommodation.

We are committed to taking robust action against those seeking to abuse the social housing we provide. We will tackle unlawful subletting and tenancy misuse promptly and effectively, to ensure our properties are given to and are used by those with legitimate needs.

Report suspected fraud

If you suspect fraudulent activity, ​you can report you concern by phone or email.