Section 171 of the Housing Act 1996 makes it an offence to withhold information that we reasonably require to assess your application, or to provide false information that leads to your gaining a tenancy. We will take appropriate action (including legal action) against anyone who gains a tenancy through knowingly providing false information.
This may mean you lose your home. A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction to a fine. Legal proceedings may begin if:
Any false information is given, or information withheld, by applicants during a review.