Penge resident in court for illegally subletting Selhurst home

A COUNCIL tenant has been evicted from her home after it was revealed she was illegally subletting it to a friend.

Nicola Chin, aged 37, moved out of her house in Pawsons Road, Selhurst, in 2009 and is now living in Cornish Grove, Penge.

She gave her rent card and keys to a friend, who then moved in his family.

Croydon Council was alerted to the subletting when the friend tried to take over the tenancy.

Ms Chin was ordered to pay £10,000 in rent arrears to Croydon Council as well as £3,000 court costs after a hearing at Croydon County Court on January 17.

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9:59am Wed 30 Jan 13

Wispy Wonder says...

It's about time this sort of thing was clamped down on. No wonder housing waiting lists are so long.
It's about time this sort of thing was clamped down on. No wonder housing waiting lists are so long. Wispy Wonder

11:55am Wed 30 Jan 13

the wall says...

Good, there is some justice out there.
Good, there is some justice out there. the wall

1:19pm Wed 30 Jan 13

goldenbroomboy says...

What about the friend? Are we to assume that he tried to do the right thing & was made homeless as a result?
What about the friend? Are we to assume that he tried to do the right thing & was made homeless as a result? goldenbroomboy

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