Help us prevent tenancy fraud

Subletting - moving out of your Red Kite home and renting it to others - is a form of tenancy fraud, a criminal offence under The Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013. With over one million people on council waiting lists, tenancy fraud is not a victimless crime, and the cost to the taxpayer is huge too: in England, the annual cost of keeping people in temporary accommodation while they wait for a home amounts to £1.7 billion.

We will take action against anyone we believe to be illegally subletting one of our homes. If prosecuted, offenders could lose their home, incur a fine of up to £50,000, or even face time in prison.

What to do if you suspect someone is subletting

You can help prevent illegal subletting by reporting any concerns you have to us. Call us on 01494 476100 or email us confidentially on and we will follow up.