Illegal subletting and housing fraud

Subletting council homes is a criminal offence and Brent Council evicts tenants who are found to be illegally subletting.

It is a criminal offence for tenants to sublet their council home. If you are found to be subletting your property you could face prison and a fine.  The Council is cracking down on tenants who we suspect are unlawfully subletting their homes.

You could be prosecuted and face up to two years in prison and/or an unlimited fine. We can also recover any profit that you had made through illegally subletting your home.

Report illegal subletting and housing fraud

You can help us catch the fraudsters online by clicking on the following link. You do not have to give your name or address.

Report housing fraud online now

You can also call the  Council's hotline number on 020 8937 1279.  Your call is confidential and lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

You can also download and complete an illegal subletting form send it to the Council's Fraud Team by emailing

Benefit Fraud Hotline

You can also contact the National Benefit Fraud Hotline on 0800 854 440 - Your call is free and confidential. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.

Further information