As July is Scams Awareness Month , the Land Registry have issued a reminder of some key fraud advice.
They have some useful advice, which can be found here
They also offer a Property Alert Service where you can:
•monitor a property if it’s already registered with HM Land Registry
•monitor the property of a relative; you don’t have to own a property to set up an alert
•choose up to 10 properties to monitor
The alert will tell you the type of activity (such as an application to change the register or a notification that an application may be due), who the applicant is and the date and time it has been received.
Not all alert emails will mean fraudulent activity. If you don’t think the alert email is about any suspicious activity, you don’t need to do anything.
Signing up to Property Alert won’t automatically stop fraud from happening. You will need to decide if the activity on the property is potentially fraudulent and act quickly if so. The alert email will tell you who to contact.