Simple steps landlords can take to protect their property from fraud

We are amazed how many landlords do little or nothing to protect their property from fraud when there are some simple and free steps landlords can take to prevent what is an increasing area of fraud:

1. Check your property is registered with HM Land Registry – your property should be registered if you bought it or mortgaged it since 1998.

2. Track changes to the register by signing up to get property alerts if someone applies to change the register of your property, for example if someone tries to use your property for a mortgage.

3. Put a restriction on your title to stop HM Land Registry registering a sale or mortgage on your property unless a conveyancer or solicitor certifies the application was made by you.

More information can be found here

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