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Mortgage Fraud Defence
If you or your business have been accused of mortgage fraud, the experienced solicitors at JMW can provide the expert advice and representation you need. Mortgage fraud is a criminal offence and a conviction can result in a prison sentence, as well as a credit rating that is damaged beyond repair. This can make obtaining credit or any other financial deal difficult for life.
Types of Mortgage Fraud
Mortgage fraud can be apparent in a significant number of mortgage applications each year, and this can often be attributed to the various difficulties faced by many people when trying to get a foot on the property ladder.
Examples of mortgage fraud include:
- Misrepresenting finances
- Embellishment of employment status
- Misrepresenting salary figures
- Masking poor credit history
- Hiding credit card debt or other debt
Mortgage Fraud Report
Our mortgage fraud report, entitled Mortgage Fraud: Recession and Recrimination: A Guide to Mortgage Fraud, is an introduction to some of the practical issues that arise in dealing with mortgage fraud cases, such as:
- The common types of fraud that may arise
- The issues that affect the different professionals who may come under investigation
- Some of the areas that may be relevant in defending a claim
The guide is not about case law or statute. The charges that commonly arise in mortgage fraud cases (Fraud by False Representation, Conspiracy to Defraud, False Accounting and Fraudulent Trading) are well known to practitioners.
To read the full report, click here.
Why Choose JMW?
The team at JMW is highly experienced in helping individuals and businesses to defend against accusations of mortgage fraud. We have built an excellent, national reputation in this area.
We have acted in various highly complex mortgage fraud and confiscation cases, many of which have involved multiple applications and properties. We can provide expert assistance at what can be a challenging time for your company, allowing you to focus your efforts on the important matter of running your business.
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