Do you know how to spot tenancy fraud?

The Lettings Hub, the referencing and PropTech provider, has announced that it will host a free-to-register webinar this week to shed light on the rise of attempted tenancy fraud in the UK.

Agents are being warned that as rental costs continue to rise, some tenants may find themselves in a challenging predicament, leading some to resort to desperate measures, including falsifying information to secure a tenancy. Meanwhile, higher rental prices can make properties more attractive to criminals with fraudulent intentions, intent on subletting a property and pocketing the rent.

The CEO of The Lettings Hub and host of the webinar, Heidi Shackell said: “As rental prices continue to grow, it is vital for industry professionals to stay ahead of the increased risks. The increase in tenancy fraud demands everyone’s attention, and through this invaluable webinar, we aim to empower letting agents with the knowledge and tools they can implement to spot attempted fraud. We’re committed to improving the integrity of the rental market and ensuring a secure environment for both landlords and tenants.”

The webinar will explore the intricacies of tenancy fraud, providing valuable insights for letting agents, helping them spot the signs that the tenant may not be entirely truthful. Heidi will also provide her top tips for avoiding fraud and protecting landlords.

Webinar Details:

Date: January 18th, 2024

Time: 12:30pm

The webinar will cover:

+ The fraud challenge as a growing issue in the private rental sector

+ The importance of thorough screening and ascertain what the tenant may not be telling you

+ What a residency and identity check must include

+ Income verification and how tenants attempt to deceive their agent

For more information and to register for the webinar, please visit click here.



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