Professional Users - Proprietor Check

Why use Proprietor Check?

In the Law Society practice note on property and registration fraud in October 2010, they highlighted that steps must be taken to ensure that no one is exposed to a “foreseeable and avoidable risk” and this would be a breach of their duty of care. This was tested in the recent Dreamvar V Mishcon de Reya case in which the Court held that there was a known risk of identity and property fraud in property transactions, which competent conveyancing professionals should have been aware of in September 2014.

The buyer’s conveyancer therefore requires a satisfactory Proprietor Check to enable this transaction to progress.

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