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 reduction 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.