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  • How to prevent right to buy and right to acquire fraud

    08/11/2013Policy and practice

    How to prevent right to buy and right to acquire fraud Following the April 2012 measures to invigorate the right to buy scheme there has been an increase in the number of applications. Unfortunately the new measures have also led to a rise in

  • New approaches in tackling tenancy fraud May 2014

    28/05/2014Policy and practice

    Subletting a socially rented home, or parting with possession of it, is now a criminal offence. Make sure your tenants are aware of the new law and use the penalties as a deterrent. Work in partnership with your neighbouring providers. We have found

  • Webinar video: New approaches to tackling tenancy fraud Subscription

    12/06/2014News

    Webinar video: New approaches to tackling tenancy fraud Find our more about the CIH member exclusive webinar with Fleur Priest- Stephens CIH Specialist Advisor This webinar will explore how housing providers across England have approached the

  • What you need to know about the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act October 2013 Subscription

    16/10/2013Policy and practice

    What you need to know about the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act October 2013 The Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 is a new piece of legislation which makes it a criminal offence for tenants to sublet or part with possession of,

  • How to... develop partnerships that make a difference Subscription

    20/05/2013Policy and practice

    How to... develop partnerships that make a difference Working together is not uncommon in the housing industry, but new opportunities and challenges in the sector mean partnership working is becoming an ever more valuable model.   Working in

  • Detecting tenancy fraud

    11/02/2013Policy and practice

    Detecting tenancy fraud This practice note is for social housing providers who are looking to detect potential fraud within their stock. It compares methods used across the sector and practice examples to demonstrate how providers can achieve value

  • Webinar video: Preventing and Tackling Tenancy Fraud Subscription

    21/06/2013News

    Webinar video: Preventing and Tackling Tenancy Fraud Find out more about the member exclusive webinar with tenancy fraud expert Fleur Priest-Stephens. Earlier this year the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 was passed providing new powers

  • Preventing and tackling tenancy fraud Subscription

    04/06/2013News

    He also added "I’ll definitely be taking part in future member webinars."

  • Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Bill

    28/11/2012Policy and practice

    Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Bill The Prevention of Socail Housing Fraud Bill was introduced as a Private Members Bill by Richard Harrington, in July 2012. The Bill features measures to make tenancy fraud a criminal offence, including

  • Preventing tenancy fraud

    11/02/2013Policy and practice

    Preventing tenancy fraud One of the best ways of tackling tenancy fraud is by preventing it from happening. Those attempting to commit fraud are using increasingly sophisticated methods. This practice note outlines good practice in preventing tenancy