The London borough of Tower Hamlets has offered an amnesty to those living in social housing who are illegally subletting their properties.
The amnesty is an attempt to cut down on the practice of illegal subletting across the borough, which it says costs them £13 million a year.
Tower Hamlets has more than 12,000 social housing properties. Out of these, it estimates that more than 700 could be illegally sublet. So, that is 700 families are forced to wait in temporary accommodation – which is costing the council millions. Toby Sadler reports.