Illegal Subletting

Thursday, 19 July 2018
Request Date
Friday, January 26, 2018
Response Date
Wednesday, February 14, 2018


1. How many prosecutions has the local authority brought under section 3 of the Prevention of Housing Fraud Act 2013 in the following financial years:
a) 2013/14

b) 2015/16

c) 2016/17

d) 2017/18

2. How many of these prosecutions resulted in the defendants being found guilty? Please break this figure down by the financial years above

3. How much money has the local authority received in unlawful profit orders under section 4 of the same Act?  Please break this figure down by the financial years above

4. If possible please provide an estimate, broken down by the financial years above, or the money gained unlawfully in profit by guilty defendants that was not subject to an unlawful profit order because the defendants did not have the means to pay (i.e. money that was effectively written off by the local authority as unreclaimable)

Please provide this data for both assured and secure tenancies and for local authority owned housing and housing associations, both physically located in your local authority area and outside it.


This will be a Nil return from the Comhairle as the Legislation refers to England and Wales only.