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Contrived Tenancy

  • A Contrived Tenancy is not a tenancy per se.
  • The classic authority is Street v Mountford
  • The type of tenancy is what it is in fact, in accordance with legal criteria, not merely in description.
  • Housing Benefit or Universal Credit fraud might uncover a sham tenancy where a tenant is really a non-qualifying relative.
Published: 24 September 2015 Last Updated: 17 November 2021