Over 300 council houses seized

Over 300 council properties, that were illegally sublet or occupied by fraudsters, have been seized back by one London Council.

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  1. Liz Wickham

Council property seized back after 'widespread abuse'

A London council is cracking down on cheating tenants.

Southwark is targeting people who sub-let their council homes and pocket the rent they charge.

In one case a tenant rented his flat for £800 a week, while working in America and owning property there.

Those responsible are prosecuted, and their homes given to families on the waiting list.Liz Wickham reports.

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