Thank you for your quick response. My friend and I are trying to rent a property together for £3k per month. We have savings and we can genuinely afford it, but of course, letting agency requires credit checks and the ref agency in turn asked to provide income source and amounts. So we had to make them up. Is it an offence? - if yes, how serious? we do intend to pay rent and we have in our savings enough money to pay for 6 months. my friend is a single mother of 4.
yes - letters from employers, confirming my employment and salary. and might need to make up bank statements showing the payments of salary.
Thank you. Maybe, I was not very clear. I did not forge signatures - I asked friends to write and sign their letters as if they were my employers. The letters and signatures were genuine - it is just their content was not true.
sorry, should I expect a comment to my last reply or is the session is now closed?
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX clear now re: bank statements. But in relation to those real, but untruthful employers' letters - is this a fraud? is it likely to lead to a prosecution? are there any defences applicable to us - we just wanted to rent a property rather than stay homeless or a burden on the state. Thank you.