Sunday, January 1, 2012
Well Done Shappsy!
"Council house tenants who sublet their homes could face jail under a crackdown on social housing abuse. New government proposals could also see wealthy tenants forced to pay the market rate for continuing to live in their council homes. It is not an offence to sublet a council house - a loophole that allows an estimated 160,000 tenants to move out and take rent from someone else". "That's why in addition to a national crackdown, which has been backed with Â£19m government cash, we will shortly publish proposals for consultation to criminalise tenancy fraud."