Property fraud is where fraudsters try to “steal” your property, most commonly by pretending to be you and selling or mortgaging your property without your knowledge.

In the last 5 years, HM Land Registry has prevented 205 fraudulent applications being registered, representing properties valued in excess of £123.3 million.

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HM Land Registry is a government department created in 1862 to register the ownership of land and property in England and Wales. Our ambition is to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data.