Information for landlords

Fraud

Landlords can play an important role by helping the council fight fraud. Ealing Council is committed to investigating allegations of housing benefit and council tax support fraud, and pursues a vigorous prosecution policy.

If you report a suspected fraud resulting in a reduction/cancellation of your tenant’s housing benefit, we will not recover any overpaid housing benefit from you where we are satisfied that you have not contributed to the overpayment.

  • Please contact us immediately if you think fraud is being committed.
  • Please co-operate fully if a member of the investigation team contacts you. Be assured that our officers are trained, professional staff who will act strictly within the law.

If you wish to report a fraud you can do so anonymously, if you would prefer. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence.