RentProfile is a tenancy fraud prevention service that works across social housing and the private rented sector (PRS) to combat illegal subletting and PRS landlord scams. RentProfile’s core service enables prospective tenants in the private rented sector to verify their prospective landlord. Part of this process alerts tenants to if a property is owned by a housing association or local authority and is therefore being offered illegally.
Housing providers that sign up with RentProfile receive real-time alerts when their properties are queried as a tool to aid tenancy fraud prosecution. Alerts can include screen shots of listing sites and contact details if supplied. RentProfiles innovative use of Land Registry data verifies home ownership to detect fraud and has been showcased on GOV.uk. Illegal subletting is becoming an ever more pressing issue and RentProfile enables social landlords to ensure their homes are going to those truly in need.