UK lettings sector urged to be aware of a rise in fraudulent tenants

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Anecdotal evidence from across the UK shows a rising number of deliberate fraud cases involving landlords being hit by fraudulent tenants.

Let Insurance Services is warning that applicants fill out tenancy application forms fraudulently as they move from property to property, with no intention of keeping up with the rent. It is not unknown for this to happen within the same small town.

Fraudulent tenants often give false information on where they have been living previously to throw referencing companies and letting agents off the trail. They are very difficult to evict as they seem to know their way round the legal system

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