Homeowner with no mortgage? Land Registry launches “Protect your Property”.

In a bid to reduce property fraud, the Land Registry has introduced “Protect your Property”. The idea is that homeowners, particularly those with no mortgage, are at greater risk of property fraud if the Land Registry can’t contact them when someone makes an application (fraudulently) to register a financial charge against the property. It is also particularly relevant to buy-to-let landlords for the same reason.

You can contact the Land Registry or download the update form from their website at www.landregistry.gov.uk. The service is free of charge.

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