Protect yourself from property fraud
Property fraud includes scammers trying to sell your house or flat unlawfully and without you knowing, but it can be avoided by taking some important precautions.
Three popular things people ask us about property fraud
We’ve seen everything since launching our property buying business in 2003, including stories of fraud, and have crafted these questions and answers on that topic:
✅ Is property fraud something I have to be concerned about?
Yes. There are some very clever criminals out there and the UK government’s own figures show that in recent years there have been hundreds of attempted property fraud cases for houses and flats totalling £133.4 million in value.
✅ How do I know property buying companies aren't a scam?
They often register with The Property Ombudsman (TPO) that sets all the rules for the quick property buying industry. Be sure to search TPO’s website; if you find a company listed there, you can trust they adhere to TPO requirements.
✅ Will a Land Registry Property Alert stop a fraud from happening?
No. The service, offered by HM Land Registry, will simply notify you if someone makes an application against your property. You will still have to take action yourself to contact the authorities or a legal professional to intervene and stop the fraud.
Avoid property fraud by selling to the experts at LDN Properties
You can sell your house risk-free when you talk to our expert team. We’ll give you a competitive and fast cash offer for your home whatever its size or shape, and you can trust that we’ll never charge you any fees for our simple and zero-hassle purchases. Interested? Click on the "Request Offer" button below. Or call us at 020 7183 3022 at your convenience.
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