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Key Amnesty

oxford city council logoIn June, we announced our new partnership with Oxford City Council Fraud Investigation team.

Fraud Investigators from Oxford City Council will be working with us to prevent tenancy fraud, investigating irregularities and tip offs, and making sure that anyone using their home illegally is taken to court.

Today, we’re launching a six week key amnesty

If you are a tenant in a Wandle home, it should be your principal or only home, and you cannot sublet the property to someone else.

If you no longer need your Wandle home, you can surrender your tenancy and return your keys to us, no questions asked. We won’t investigate any further.

After 30 September, we’ll be operating a zero tolerance approach. Anyone found guilty in court of illegally subletting their home, could face an unlimited fine and/or a prison sentence.

Reporting fraud                         

If you suspect a Wandle home is being used illegally, you can report your suspicions to

Things that might mean a home is being used illegally includes:

  • Someone is not using their property as their only or principal home,
  • A home is abandoned and left empty,
  • Unfamiliar individuals making visits to the address
  • Furniture or large bags being taken in and out frequently
  • Groups of people using the address in an anti-social manner – loud music, late night parties, drug use etc.

Giving homes to people who need them

Wandle exists to support people across south London who need a home. Every home we get back from fraudulent use is given to someone, or a family, who really needs it.