Council takes back keys in succession case

21 Dec 2015

Stevenage Borough Council has today taken back a council house after a resident falsely claimed to be living at the property.

Following a long investigation into the succession case by Stevenage Borough Council and the Hertfordshire Shared Anti-Fraud Service, which was due to go to trial in February 2016, the council were handed back the keys to the three-bedroom house in Chells.

Matt Partridge, Stevenage Borough Council Strategic Director (Community), said: “I would like to thank those officers who dealt with this case for all their hard work over a long period of time. This property will now be let to a family from the housing register.”

Stevenage Borough Council works in partnership with the Shared Anti-Fraud Service (SAFS) to target fraudulent activity. You can report suspected tenancy fraud in the strictest confidence at, email or phone 0300 123 4033 or by emailing  or by visiting our Customer Service Centre.