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I'd like to see the email, but you cannot email it to me except as a premium service for an additional fee. So you can wait on that.
Is an unsolicited email the way that you learned about this company?
Companies House has no listing for any such business as Find UK Property doing business in the UK. As you likely know, this is a bad sign. The company also mentions the name of Sandcastles Investment Group on their website. Companies House has no record of them either.
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The website's WHOIS indicates that the domain name was purchased and the website launched in 2012. It is registered through 2019. That's a good sign since fraudulent companies do not usually keep their sites up and running for that long. The site IP address traces to Munich, which is unusual for a site that claims to be UK based and in Lancashire. The site owner listed on the domain registration is:
Registrant Name: Tariq MohammedRegistrant Organization: Tariq MohammedRegistrant Street: 4 Billinge End RoadRegistrant City: BlackburnRegistrant State/Province: LancsRegistrant Postal Code: BB2 6PYRegistrant Country: GBRegistrant Phone: +44.7870161000
I have only been able to trace the home page back two years however. Here's the screenshot history, indicating if the website may not have been active before 2014. The WHOIS indicates that the ownership of the site and the name of the registrar has changed four times since 2012. This means, of course, that the present business has not been around since 2012 after all.
I'm still looking up additional information.
The website does say that it's part of a greater group located in Burnley. Find UK Property does turn up as located in Burnley on the NAEA's website.
The greater group is called International Property Specialists Ltd, which IS listed with Companies House and was incorporated in the UK back in 2007, at the address listed on the website.
I am always suspicious of a company when there are too many countries in the equation: this is in the UK, the site traces to Munich, the parent company is apparently in Dubai. Makes it difficult to really find them and who's responsible if something goes awry in the investment.
At the same time, I cannot prove conclusively that they are not legitimate. To the contrary, they are registered real estate agents.
Find UK Property is the name that International Property Specialists Ltd uses to do business. International Property Specialists Ltd does check out.
All the same, I would never advise doing business with a strange company without coming over, seeing the property you're investing in, and making sure the people puporting to sell the property have the authority to do so, before purchasing it and then walking away to let them run it. There's a great deal of scam in this area.
If it isn't sitting right, you should avoid it.
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