In accordance with Section 171 of Part VI of the Housing Act 1996 it is an offence to knowingly or recklessly give false information or knowingly withhold information which the housing authority has reasonably required the applicant to give. A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction to a fine of up to £5,000. Ground 5 (Schedule 2) of the Housing Act 1985 (as amended by 1996 C.146) enables a housing authority to seek possession of a tenancy which they have granted as a result of false statement.
By submitting this form you:
- Declare that the details given on this application to the best of your knowledge are correct and agree to informLincs Homefinder of any changes that may affect this application.
- Authorise any Partner of Lincs Homefinder to cross check information with other sections of the Council, HousingAssociations, Landlords or any other agency relevant to this application.
- Authorise any Partner of Lincs Homefinder, if it so decides, to carry out a credit check.
- Understand that if you obtain accommodation by providing inaccurate information, the relevant Partner may take legal action to recover the property