The Simple Way To Help Safeguard Your Thanet Property From Fraudsters
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he Simple Way to Help Safeguard Your Thanet Property from Fraudsters

The Simple Way to Help Safeguard Your Thanet Property from Fraudsters

Land Registry’s Property Alert Service: A Must for Landlords

Our latest lettings piece explains why landlords should sign up to the Land Registry’s property alert service.

The Changing Landscape of Property Safety

The expression ‘safe as houses’ has been used for almost two centuries to describe something that is rock-solid and risk-free.

But thanks to the elaborate efforts of a small but growing number of fraudsters, not even property is as safe as you think.

Understanding Title Fraud and House Hijacking

Since the pandemic, there’s been a steady increase in what’s known as Title Fraud or House Hijacking...

Who is Most at Risk?

Fraudsters target mortgage-free properties that are empty or tenanted...

Proactive Steps to Protect Your Property

To safeguard against such events, HM Land Registry is urging property owners to sign up to its free alert service...

Additional Security Measures

You can also put a restriction on your title that prevents a sale or mortgage on the property being registered unless a solicitor has certified that you – the rightful owner – made the application...

Benefit from Professional Property Management

A further step is to get a letting agent to manage your property and act as an extra pair of eyes on the ground...

Contact Us for More Information

For more information about our property management services, contact us at Cooke & Co Estate and Letting agents today.

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About Cooke & Co

Cooke & Co, a liked and respected estate agency trading since 1992, is conveniently situated in the picturesque seaside district of Thanet. We proudly operate from our local offices in the region's primary towns, namely Margate, Broadstairs, and Ramsgate. Additionally, our extensive reach encompasses the charming areas of Westbrook, Westgate, Birchington, Monkton, Manston, and Minster. Our presence in these diverse locales enables us to offer an enriched understanding and comprehensive service to the property market in these prime coastal towns and villages.

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