Man Jailed After Fraudulently Obtaining Rentals For Criminal Activity

A man has been sentenced to 7 years years in prison for offences including fraud and money laundering after being found to have fraudulently secured hundreds of tenancies on properties that were used for criminal activity.

Investigators found information connecting the man to over 400 tenancies on properties that, once secured, were handed over to criminals to be used for things like brothels, cannabis farms, people trafficking and to house illegal immigrants.

The man had used fake IDs and documents to dupe tenant referencing checks. This of course, has raised concerns over tenant referencing procedures.

You can read more about this over at Property Industry Eye here.

Signup to our Newsletter.

For exclusive property insights and the latest updated from FocalAgent.