Mortgage fraud can involve professionals involved in the mortgage market – estate agents, solicitors, surveyors, bank staff – or homeowners or 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 if 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.
Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors can also advise on high value fraud cases – and can also liaise with agencies involved in investigating fraud cases, including:
The Duncan Lewis Crime Department has been recognised as a Top Tier and recommended criminal defence practice by Chambers & Partners UK 2019 and The Legal 500 2019 Edition for its General Crime and White Collar Fraud Work.
Duncan Lewis 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.
Duncan Lewis represents clients at Police Stations, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, and at Appeal Courts such as the Court of Appeal – and has highly experienced Higher Court Advocates with a background in conducting serious fraud cases.
There are Duncan Lewis offices nationwide across England and Wales – and a fraud lawyer from Duncan Lewis can usually reach a client at a police station or court within 45 minutes to advise on mortgage fraud charges.
We aim for the best possible outcome for clients facing fraud charges – call Duncan Lewis any time on 020 7923 4020 for expert legal advice on mortgage fraud.
For 24/7 help at a police station, call the Duncan Lewis Emergency Hotline on 020 7275 2036.
Duncan Lewis advises clients who are facing fraud charges – or who may be interviewed in relation to mortgage fraud – to contact us as soon as possible.
Duncan Lewis 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 HM Revenue and Customs.
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.
Duncan Lewis can advise further on Legal Aid at the initial client meeting.
In cases where a client may not be eligible for Legal Aid, Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors 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 insurance may be an option and Duncan Lewis 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 020 7923 4020.