Property is usually a most valuable asset, so it is important to protect it from ever increasing risk of fraud. Land Registry is doing all it can to detect and prevent fraud, but no system can be 100% fraud-proof, which is why we urge people to follow advice about protecting themselves, by signing up for Property Alert at the Land Registry which is free.
Property fraud is where fraudsters try to steal a property, most commonly by stealing the home owner’s identity and selling or mortgaging the property without their knowledge. They then disappear with the money leaving the true owner to deal with the consequences. Since 2009 Land Registry has stopped property fraud of up to £92 million.
Make a note and register at the Land Registry Property Alert Service.