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How do I protect my property from fraud? How to set up a property alert?

This is a freeview 'At a glance' guide to protecting property from fraud.

The Land Registry is encouraging people to set up a property alert in order to warn them if someone attempts to alter key details of their property online.

The scam typically targets homes that are:

These are the properties where owners are less likely to notice that fraudulent documents have been filed at the Land Registry.

Whilst the Land Registry have been able to stop some cases where fraudulent documents have been submitted, not all cases are stopped, so it is important to help protect yourself against property theft.

To protect yourself against the risk of property fraud, you should consider the following:

This simple process can help avoid you or someone you know from being the victim of property fraud. Tell your friends, family, neighbours, and clients.

External links

Gov.uk guidance:

Land Registry:


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