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We've issued an updated statement following the incident in Birstall on Monday. If anyone has any housing issues following the incident, please contact Housing Needs on 01509 634567.

Illegal Subletting

Requested on
Fri 8th August, 2014
Reference
FOI 4808
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Please could you tell me the following, for the calendar years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 to date. If the information is not recorded in calendar years, please provide it in financial years:

-Please tell me how many investigations the council has carried out into illegal subletting of council housing since 2010.

-Please tell me how many how properties have been recovered from illegal tenants since 2010.

-Please tell me how many criminal convictions the authority has secured against tenants illegally subletting its properties since 2010.

-I would also like to know how much illegal subletting costs the authority on a yearly basis, in investigations, court costs, legal fees, eviction charges, wasted housing benefits. If a specific figure is not available, could you please provide an estimate.

Answer

We do not hold any information relating to illegal subletting of our housing stock.

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