Mortgage fraud can involve professionals involved in the mortgage market such as estate agents, solicitors, surveyors, bank staff, or homeowners and commercial property buyers who obtain a mortgage as a result of providing false or incorrect information on a home loan application, including using a fake or stolen identity.
Mortgage fraud is a serious crime and will be investigated by the police and other agencies, for example the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) investigates cases of mortgage fraud where a law firm is involved in a suspected fraud.
Duncan Lewis’ fraud solicitors can advise homeowners, commercial property owners and property professionals facing an allegation of mortgage fraud even before a charge is brought, including if there is a possibility a mortgage fraud investigation might be launched.
Duncan Lewis has successful property and crime departments and can advise on mortgage fraud cases involving false property valuations or inaccurate surveys for the purpose of obtaining a mortgage, as well as mortgage fraud involving identity theft or other criminal activities.
We can also advise on high value fraud cases, and can also liaise with agencies involved in investigating fraud cases, including:
Duncan Lewis' Crime department has been recognised as a Top Tier and recommended criminal defence practice by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 edition for its General Crime and Fraud work.
Our fraud solicitors have acknowledged expertise in case building based on a sound knowledge of the criminal justice system and the ability to assemble compelling evidence and documentation in mortgage fraud cases.
Our lawyers are able to represent clients at police stations, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, and the Court of Appeal. The team also includes highly experienced Higher Court Advocates with a background in conducting serious fraud cases.
There are Duncan Lewis offices across England and Wales and our fraud lawyers can usually reach a client at a police station or court within 45 minutes to advise on serious fraud charges.
We aim for the best possible outcome for clients facing fraud charges. Call us during office hours on 0333 772 0409 for expert legal advice on mortgage fraud.
For 24/7 help at a police station, call the Duncan Lewis Emergency Hotline on 0333 772 0607.
We advise clients who are facing fraud charges, or who may be interviewed in relation to mortgage fraud, to contact us as soon as possible.
Our fraud solicitors can advise even before a charge for mortgage fraud is brought, and a solicitor from our specialist fraud department can attend a police station fraud interview conducted by the police, Serious Fraud Office or HMRC.
Duncan Lewis is a leading provider of Legal Aid criminal defence services. Legal Aid is means tested and may only be available in certain circumstances, our team can advise further on this at the initial client meeting.
In cases where a client may not be eligible for Legal Aid, we offer competitively priced fee levels for private client representation, with fixed fees and advance notice of any costs whenever possible.
In some criminal cases, ‘after the event’ (ATE) insurance may be an option and our lawyers will advise on an appropriate level of insurance to cover the potential costs of defending a criminal case and to pay any costs imposed by the court.
Call Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors to discuss mortgage fraud allegations or charges on 0333 772 0409.