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  • Contrived tenancy


    A contrived tenancy is a term used in British housing law to describe a situation where a tenancy is created in order to take advantage of the housing benefit system. Contrived tenancies can occur where a family member 'rents' to a family member but on a non-commercial basis. Contrived tenancies also exist if a landlord only asks for rent when a tenant is not working and so entitled to Housing Benefit but not when a tenant is working.

  • Omoyele Sowore


    Omoyele Sowore (born 16 February 1971) is a Nigerian human rights activist, pro-democracy campaigner, founder of online news agency Sahara Reporters, and a Presidential candidate for African Action Congress (AAC).

  • Department of Social Security (United Kingdom)


    Quarry Hill, Leeds. The Department of Social Security (DSS) is a defunct governmental agency in the United Kingdom. The old abbreviation is still often used informally. Advertisements for rented accommodation often describe prospective tenants who would be paying their rent by means of Housing Benefit as "DSS" tenants.

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