Fraudulent “Fake” Prime London Buyers, But Has The Industry Changed?

Last year saw the conveyancing industry rocked by two parallel fraud cases the results of which at the time were said to herald ‘enormous challenges’ for solicitors handling house sales as well as the wider property industry including agents, developers and lenders.

The Dreamvar vs Mishcon De Reya and P&P Property vs OWC and Winkworth cases were complicated legal wrangles involving relatively simple frauds in both cases.

Criminals posed as the owners of empty or rented prime proper...

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