Total property fraud in UK - most up to date figures

John Patterson made this Freedom of Information request to Land Registry

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Dear Land Registry,

Please, could you provide the most up to date figures on property fraud in the UK and any information on trends and types of scam you have been tracking alongside this?

I am conducting a study to see how much shady practices in housing are costing UK homebuyers/the country as a whole.

Any historical data to visualise this over time would also help with our report.

Yours faithfully,

ES

McLellan, Amy, Land Registry

Dear Mr Patterson,

Thank you for your email of 04 July 2019 requesting information about property fraud in the UK.

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.
If you have any queries about this letter, please do not hesitate to contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number F190705 in any future communications.

With kind regards,

Amy McLellan
Senior Corporate Information Officer

Corporate Legal, Indemnity and Assurance
Castle Wharf House, 2 Canal Street, Nottingham, NG1 7AU
Email [email address]
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McLellan, Amy, Land Registry

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Dear Mr Patterson,

Thank you for your email of 04 July 2019 where you requested information about figures on property fraud in the UK, any information on trends and the types of scam HM Land Registry have been tracking. Part of your request was dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The remaining part was dealt with as part of our normal business.

The following part has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please find attached a copy of HM Land Registry's property fraud fact sheet.

The following part has been dealt with as part of our normal business. Under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, we are not required to provide information in response to a request if it is already reasonably accessible to you. Fraud indemnity statistics are included in our Annual Reports which can be found on our website - https://www.gov.uk/government/collection...

If you are dissatisfied with this response to your request, you may seek an internal review within two months of the date of our reply. Internal reviews will be dealt within 20 working days. If at the end of this time we are unable to respond, we will write to you explaining the reasons and giving you a new date. If you seek an internal review please write to:
Louise Booth
Head of Corporate Legal and Indemnity Services Head Office Trafalgar House
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Email: [email address]

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) within three months of the reply for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by HM Land Registry. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

With kind regards,

Amy McLellan
Senior Corporate Information Officer

Corporate Legal, Indemnity and Assurance
Castle Wharf House, 2 Canal Street, Nottingham, NG1 7AU
Email [email address]
DD: 0300 006 2651
GOV.UK | @HMLandRegistry| LinkedIn | Facebook
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