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Started by Penfold, June 19, 2019, 11:28:13 PM

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Penfold

There's been a massive increase in property fraud with people registering property they don't own and selling it from under the homeowner. Bizarre but true.

https://www.todaysconveyancer.co.uk/main-news/land-registry-property-alert-system-proves-successful

You can register for the FREE Proprerty Alert Service from the Land Registry which will alert you to any activity about a property you're monitoring.

https://propertyalert.landregistry.gov.uk

Perhaps worth considering for you to monitor your property, your rentals or for your ageing parents etc.

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PEN
(Formerly: ThePENDRAGON)


Chaosphere

Why not. Registered 3 properties in the family. Took 5 minutes.

Cheers.
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smilodon

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Obsydian

Yep, can happen to practically anybody:
https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/article-7155387/I-came-home-house-stolen-fraudsters-intercepted-mail.html

What's worrying about this case though is the sheer lack of interest shown by the Land Registry to investigate.  Their claims of having stopped over £133m of property fraud is irrelevant to those affected by this and are effectively shrugged off by the Land Registry.

Penfold

PEN
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