“He sullied his mother’s name for a flat in Didsbury”

With nearly 1.8 million people on the UK’s housing registers, tenants who sub-let or unlawfully occupy social properties are definitely on landlords’ radars. But tenancy fraud is no bright target bleeping clearly across the screens – it’s a murky, ill-defined blob that is difficult to detect, can surface anywhere and may disappear on closer inspection. The only certainties are that there’s a lot more of it than social landlords may realise, and that their legal bills will be massive. For Inside Housing’s legal supplement, I investigated their options.