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  • Tenancy fraud and data sharing

    14/03/2012Policy and practice

    Tenancy fraud and data sharing A guide for housing associations Sharing data can be a useful tool in detecting tenancy fraud. However, in some cases, concerns about the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) prevent organisations from making the best use of

  • Tackling unauthorised occupancy - Housing practice magazine Subscription

    01/02/2010Policy and practice

    Tackling unauthorised occupancy - Housing practice magazine Issue 7 There are a number of forms of unauthorised occupancy, such as obtaining a tenancy by deception, unauthorised subletting and wrongly claimed succession. As well as the financial loss

  • Tenancy fraud forum launches at the end of April

    03/04/2012News

    In particular they should make better use of data matching services, such as the National Fraud Initiative, and take part in the Tenancy Fraud Forum”. Grainia Long, chief executive of CIH said: “It is important for providers to make the best use

  • Tackling tenancy fraud: New powers on the horizon

    17/01/2012News

    Tackling tenancy fraud: New powers on the horizon On 11 January 2012, the Government launched a consultation which puts forward proposals to help landlords reduce tenancy fraud. The consultation proposes new powers in addition to, rather than instead

  • CIH- Leading the Way in Housing Law Training

    15/02/2012News

    Both were asked a number of questions about the impacts of Welfare Reform on the housing sector and if there are likely to increased number of possession orders as a result of the housing benefit and support for mortgage interest changes. In

  • Helping you develop a tenancy policy

    20/07/2012News

    We have also noticed some interesting initial trends arising from organisations who say that they are likely to use fixed term tenancies: •  Although they are being used for a variety of purposes, the most common overall approach seems to be to

  • Frequently asked questions about tenancy reform: Part two

    12/09/2012News

    There is also an expectation that the landlord will provide advice and assistance to help the tenant to find alternative accommodation. Depending on the circumstances, this might involve making direct offers of alternative accommodation, helping the

  • Frequently asked questions about tenancy reform

    29/08/2012News

    Arrangements for transfers and mutual exchanges involving households with a fixed term tenancy are set out in full in the practical implications of tenancy reform . However in summary, an existing secure or assured tenant will retain their security

  • CIH welcomes report focused on tenancy fraud as expert team helps growing number of landlords

    10/11/2011News

    CIH welcomes report focused on tenancy fraud as expert team helps growing number of landlords CIH’s MBUS team is helping landlords tackle unlawful subletting. The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has welcomed the Audit Commission’s report

  • CIH welcomes measures to tackle social housing fraud outlined in new bill

    16/07/2012News

    CIH welcomes measures to tackle social housing fraud outlined in new bill The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) welcomes the measure to let housing providers recoup the profits made by illegal subletting and increase penalties for perpetrators