Monitor your property with the Land Registry Property Alert Service.

Recent case law suggests property owners who are not in occupation are potentially exposed to the risk of identity fraud. In a recent case, an imposter used fake identity documents to sell vacant property.

To reduce the risk of fraud the Land Registry provides a service called “Property Alert”. This is a free service open to home owners based in England and Wales who feel there could be a risk of fraud.

Once a property owner has signed up to this service, they will receive an email which will alert them of any activities that occur on that property. Up to 10 properties can be monitored; this would allow home owners to take necessary action in good time to prevent any fraudulent activities to help protect their interests. All alerts are sent via email, when searches are conducted against the monitored property, or if applications are received.

If you would like discuss this matter further, please contact our conveyancing expert Jagruti Raval on 0208 427 5656 or alternatively email her on