Rental Fraud

Sometimes we are made aware of websites that are falsely using our divisional logos. The false advertising is sometimes connected with rental fraud and the use of our logos is designed to add trust to the fraudsters operation. To check to see if a company is a member of our Association(s) please use our Find an expert search.

What is Rental Fraud?

Rental fraud is an advance fee type of fraud that occurs when would-be tenants are tricked into paying an upfront fee to rent a property. In reality, the property does not exist, has already been rented out, or has been rented to multiple victims at the same time. The victim loses the upfront fee they have paid and is not able to rent the property they thought they had secured with the payment.

Action Fraud provides the following advice to protect yourself from fraud:

  • Do not send money to anyone advertising rental properties online until you are certain the advertiser is genuine.
  • If you need to secure accommodation in the UK from overseas, seek the help of the employer or university you are coming to, or get a friend, contact or relative to check the property exists and is available.
  • Do not pay any money until you or a reliable contact has visited the property with an agent or the landlord.
  • Ask for copies of tenancy agreements and any safety certificates such as Gas Electricity or HMO Licence.
  • Do not be pressurised into transferring large sums of money. Transfer funds to a bank account having obtained the details by contacting the landlord or agent directly after the above steps have been followed. Be sceptical if you’re asked to transfer any money via a money transfer service like Western Union.

If fraud has been committed, report it to Action Fraud.

Since February 2013, Propertymark has reported 151 websites to Action Fraud, a full list of the sites can be viewed below:

Website addresses starting with '0-9'

  • www.1homelimited.com - October 2013
  • www.10homestead.com - December 2015
  • www.18homestead.com - November 2015
  • www.24homestead.com - November 2015

Website addresses starting with 'A'

  • www.adac-rentals.de.be - January 2014  
  • www.adac-rentals-company.com - April 2013
  • www.alpimmo.co.uk - October 2014
  • www.amas-limited.com - March 2013
  • www.amazonestates.co.uk - May 2013
  • www.asset-realestate.com - November 2013
  • www.atlasgroupimb.com - July 2014

Website addresses starting with 'B'

  • www.bolton-rental.com - January 2015
  • www.bradonview.co.uk - June 2014
  • www.brb-allhomes.com - September 2014
  • www.btk-matters.com - May 2014

Website addresses starting with 'C'

  • www.century-one-estates.co.uk - December 2015
  • www.century-realestate.com - April 2017
  • www.collierestates.com - October 2015
  • www.comfortestates.com - February 2014
  • www.cosmo-ltd.com - July 2015

Website addresses starting with 'D'

  • www.db-schenker-global.net - June 2014
  • www.dhm-rentals.com - September 2016
  • www.dinas-ltd.com - November 2014
  • www.dpd-rentals.tk - November 2013
  • www.duchess-properties.com - April 2016
  • www.duchy-estates.com - October 2016

Website addresses starting with 'E'

  • www.easy-estates.com - January 2014
  • www.eire-ltd.com - April 2013
  • www.emco-properties.com - May 2015
  • www.emelproperties.co.uk - May 2014
  • www.eminent-ltd.com - August 2015
  • www.est.depart-uk.com - March 2014
  • www.estatesarehome.com - May 2016
  • www.euromediarentals.eu - January 2013
  • www.europarealestate.eu - November 2016
  • www.europe-property.eu - May 2014 
  • www.expedia-ltd.com - July 2013
  • www.expertrent.co.uk - August 2014

Website addresses starting with 'F'

  • www.fenmead-ltd.com - June 2015
  • www.foxrentals.co.uk - April 2013

Website addresses starting with 'G'

  • www.generalestates-home.com - March 2014
  • www.getnewhome.co.uk March 2017
  • www.glatral.com - January 2014 
  • www.glm-rentals.com - August 2016
  • www.globalglaros-estates.com - March 2014
  • www.globeline-estatesgroup.co.uk - September 2013
  • www.green-real-estate.com - May 2015

Website addresses starting with 'H'

  • www.h2h-estates.com - June 2015     
  • www.hamptonltd.net - November 2014  
  • www.heke-rahn-company.com - February 2013
  • www.hermes-immogroup.com - September 2014
  • www.holiday-holiday-limited.com - February 2015
  • www.holiday-homes-4-u-limited.com - September 2014
  • www.home24-uk.com - May 2013
  • www.home-europe-estates.net - August 2016 
  • www.homesgate.eu - January 2014
  • www.homestead10.com - October 2015
  • www.homestead16.com - September 2015
  • www.homestead18.com - September 2015
  • www.homestead20.com - October 2015
  • www.homestead24.com - September 2015
  • www.horizons.tk - February 2014
  • www.hyperion-propertiesimb.com - October 2014

Website addresses starting with 'I'

  • www.immo-aden.com - January 2014
  • www.immoasset24.com - November 2014
  • www.immobili-italia.org - October 2013
  • www.immobrand.com - April 2016
  • www.immo-eu.com - January 2016
  • www.immoexpert-agency.com - August 2014
  • www.immogetexim.com - April 2014
  • www.immohomegate.co.uk - January 2014
  • www.immo-ivd-group.com - November 2014
  • www.immo-newhome.com
  • www.immoplace14.com - May 2015
  • www.immoprest.com - November 2014
  • www.immoprest24.com - March 2015
  • www.immopro-agency.com - September 2014
  • www.immo-riedl.com - March 2014
  • www.immosite.co.uk - October 2014
  • www.inspired-estate.com - November 2015
  • www.inter-estates.com - November 2013
  • www.int-re.com - April 2017

Website addresses starting with 'J'

  • www.jakafraik-properties.co.uk - January 2014

Website addresses starting with 'K'

  • www.kings-realestate.com - May 2015
  • www.kirktonlees.com - March 2016

Website addresses starting with 'L'

  • www.lenshomes.co.uk - June 2014
  • www.lidl-re.com - April 2017
  • www.lingwell.co.uk - November 2014
  • www.litble.com - July 2014 
  • www.ltd-rentals.com - April 2013
  • www.ltd-rentals.eu - October 2013
  • www.luxury-residentials.co.uk - January 2014

Website addresses starting with 'M'

  • www.max-immo.co.uk - May 2014
  • www.majesticgroupimb.com - June 2014
  • www.millenium-realestate.com - September 2014
  • www.milor-properties.com - November 2015

Website addresses starting with 'N'

  • www.nalote.co.uk - January 2017
  • www.noaestate.co.uk - July 2014

Website addresses starting with 'O'

  • www.onehomelimited.co.uk - September 2013
  • www.onehomelimited.com - March 2013
  • www.owners-abroad.net - July 2016

Website addresses starting with 'P'

  • www.paymentrent.com - August 2014
  • www.peraxa-realestate.com - May 2015
  • www.primelocationestate.eu - September 2015
  • www.proch-trans.com - February 2015
  • www.property-european.com - July 2014
  • www.property-experts-eu.com - May 2016
  • www.pro-rental.tk - April 2014
  • www.pro-rentals.co.uk - December 2014
  • www.prorentalsagency.tk - June 2014
  • www.prorentals-agency.tk - August 2015
  • www.prorentals-uk.tk - March 2014 
  • www.prudentglobalestates.co.uk - September 2013
  • www.pursell-ltd.co.uk - September 2014
  • www.pws-realestate.co.uk July 2013

Website addresses starting with 'R'

  • www.rayberric-properties.co.uk - July 2014
  • www.realestate-commercial.co.uk - March 2015
  • www.real-estate-fb.com - November 2013
  • www.realimmo.co.uk - October 2014
  • www.realthor-ltd.com - September 2013
  • www.realtor-property.com - April 2016
  • www.regalgateproperties.com - May 2016
  • www.remax-group.comoj.com - June 2015
  • www.remonix-ltd.com - April 2015
  • www.renmor-properties.co.uk - February 2014
  • www.rent-a-home.co.uk - June 2013
  • www.rental-ag.com - April 2013
  • www.rental-and-homes.co.uk - June 2013
  • www.rent-pro.co.uk - November 2014
  • www.rentseasyltd.com - February 2013
  • www.rentyourhome-estates.com - April 2015
  • www.rentyourhome-estates.co.uk - February 2015
  • www.rightmove-estates.com - December 2015
  • www.royal-realestates.com - May 2015
  • www.rushington-ltd.com - December 2014
  • www.residential-estates.eu - February 2015

Website addresses starting with 'S'

  • www.ship-globally.eu - February 2014
  • www.silver-real-estate.com - October 2016
  • www.simmon-immo.com - July 2016
  • www.strabag-immo.com - October 2015

Website addresses starting with 'T'

  • www.tag-immo.com - September 2016
  • www.tas-immo.com - March 2016
  • www.top-rentals-estates.com - May 2014
  • www.totall-realestate.com - March 2015  
  • www.tru-lia.co.uk - June 2013
  • www.tynemouth-properties.com - March 2015

Website addresses starting with 'U'

  • www.union-realestates.com - April 2014
  • www.unionrentals.co.uk - July 2013
  • www.unite-properties-limited.com - July 2013

Website addresses starting with 'V'

  • www.vest-realestatre.com - February 2015

Website addresses starting with 'W'

  • www.world-wide-city.com - April 2014