Kettering Borough Council evicts tenant after fraudulent housing application
Mrs Rae fined £1,500 plus costs
Kettering Borough Council has evicted a tenant after she secured a one bedroom flat in a sheltered housing scheme by making a fraudulent housing application.
Carol Rae, 60, of Hazeland House, Desborough was convicted of tenancy fraud in August 2016 at Northampton Magistrates Court and fined £1,500 plus costs.
Mrs Rae had approached Kettering Borough Council in May 2014 claiming to be homeless and, as a result, she was provided with temporary accommodation until she moved in to Hazeland House in 2014.
However, when applying for council housing, Mrs Rae failed to disclose that she already owned two properties for which she was receiving a substantial rental income.
Kettering Borough Council’s Head of Housing, John Conway said: