15:32 PM, 20th February 2013, About 10 years ago
Is it even possible that tenants could steal a property you might ask!
As part of its campaign to stamp out property fraud, the Land Registry has just set up a dedicated phone line for home-owners who think they may be the victims of fraud. You can now ring 0300 006 7030 if you think someone else is trying to sell or mortgage your property, to alert Registry staff.
Property fraud has become a major headache in recent years, and Landlords are particularly vulnerable. Cases have been reported where tenants have masqueraded as their landlord and sold or mortgaged a property, then disappeared with the proceeds.
Here are some recommendations to help prevent fraud:
Your Solicitor will be able to give more advice, or for more information see http://www.landregistry.gov.uk/public/guides/
This guest article was kindly provided by Tony Lilleystone
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