TOWER HAMLETS COUNCIL HAS TO ADMIT THAT SUBLETTING IS SO OUT OF CONTROL THAT THEY OFFER THEM AN AMNESTY

Tower Hamlets has finally admitted that subletting has now become so out of control that they can no longer fight it properly, and will now reward the illegal subletters by offering their tenants an amnesty, without prosecuting those who have lined their pockets at the cost of the poorer tenants.

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The Granby Estate, Tower Hamlets, just one where subletters will be let off without punishment to the middle-men.

In effect, Tower Hamlets just doesn’t have the bottle to do the job properly, and return these sublet flats into stock, and let them properly to those who have been on the housing list for years, and are therefore rewarding these queue jumpers by giving them legal tenancy to the very accommodation they have illegally rented.

The article below is from the ITV Website, dated 15th January 2016.

  1. ITV Report
  2. 15 January 2016 at 6:30pm

Tower Hamlets offers amnesty to clamp down in illegal subletting of social housing

Social housing in Tower Hamlets, with the City of London in the background.
Social housing in Tower Hamlets, with the City of London in the background. Photo: Press Association.

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.

Last updated Fri 15 Jan 2016

 

 

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