Tenancy fraud

Renting fraudulent properties

If you find yourself in a property that has been illegally sublet, your landlord may ask you to leave and you may lose your deposit. We may also take legal action.

You can help to avoid difficult situations like this by using ILATCH to ensure the property you’re considering is legitimate. We suggest that you undertake your own checks before moving to a property.

If you need advice or any information, contact the Tenancy Relations team on our 24 hour duty line 0207 525 4113, or by email

You can also find out more information on our renting privately page.

Page last updated: 12 September 2017