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.


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.