Conveyancing solicitors ‘can help to protect against fraud’

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Posted 11/10/2010

Consumers have been advised to use conveyancing solicitors when buying or selling a property in order to protect them against fraud.

The Law Society and Land Registry have teamed up to issue a warning to property owners after discovering increased levels of of identity and registration frauds this year, the Guardian reports.

Linda Lee, president of the Law Society, said: “Land and buildings are usually the most valuable assets people own. They can be sold and mortgaged to raise money and can therefore be attractive targets for fraudsters.”

She suggested seeking the advice of qualified solicitors who can protect those buying and selling at every step in order to avoid potential pitfalls in property law.

Ashtons Legal has a team of experienced conveyancing solicitors who will be able to assist with all aspects of moving home.

A new, free online tracking service will also allow clients to follow in detail the progress of their property transaction, view relevant documents and see correspondence via the internet.


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