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Protect yourself from rental scams

Are you a Middlesex University student searching for rental properties online? If so, we’re here to protect you from online rental scams. You find a rental property, and we make sure it’s safe.


Contact us today to request information or support – we will determine which service may suit you best.

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Our Services

Landlord or Agent Verification

We ensure that landlords and renters are who they say they are. Our system detects fake or doctored identification.

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Rent Escrow Accounts

We hold your rental payments in escrow and only release the funds to the landlord after you move in.

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Property Risk Assessment

We review all the details regarding your rental property offer, to determine potential risk and issue practical security recommendations.

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Why Protect Yourself?

Online Fraud is on the rise

Rental scams are on the rise. Protect your funds and identity via Secureprop.com.

The shortage of suitable accommodation in London has created an environment where renters are taking risks, from a security perspective, to avoid missing out on properties.

International renters, particularly students, are becoming increasingly vulnerable and fraudsters are taking advantage. Oftentimes, these renters are forced to walk away from legitimate property offers because they have no way of verifying – this makes it even more difficult to Secure accommodation.

We believe there’s a better way. Renters need increased protection and should have access to security services and support.

Secureprop.com aims to enable students to find accommodation securely, regardless of their location. Our service is designed to secure the process for students regardless of where they source their accommodation, whether it’s the Middlesex Univeristy Studentpad, Facebook marketplace, Daft.ie or wherever your source your rental properties.

How We Protect Students

Identity Verification

Only transact with authentic landlords and renters with Secureprop Verify.

For just £17.99 we ensure that landlords and renters are who they say they are. Our system detects fake or doctored identification – our liveness and biometric testing prevents scammers from using stolen identification..

Escrow Protection

Protect before you pay with Secureprop Escrow

Renters often face the challenge of paying for properties they’ve never seen.
We hold your rental payments in escrow and only release the funds to the landlord after you move in. This prevents deposit and pre-let rent payment theft. We charge a fee of 3.5% of total funds held in escrow.

Risk Assessment

Assess the risk before you pay with Secureprop Risk.

We review your property rental offer and issue advice and recommendations.
We determine risk, identify red flags and secure the process for renters prior to payment.

Get your risk assessment today for just £25.99.

Student benefits

It’s simple – renters receive a property rental offer from a landlord and then contact us to secure the process, prior to payment. Our approach prioritises preventative fraud measures, support, scam alerts and awareness.

Our tools and services protect renters.

Use on any platform including social media

Check any rental property offer

Protect your pre-let rental payments

Confirm your landlord’s identity

Transact with peace of mind

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How it Works

1. Rental Property

Renter finds a property of interest online or receives a property offer from a landlord. Before committing or paying the landlord, renter considers Secureprop.com to protect them from rental scams or determine whether or not the property offer is legitimate

2. Free security consultation

Renter contacts Secureprop after they receive a property offer from a landlord or identify a property of interest online.

Secureprop will arrange a consultation with the renter to determine what security services, if any, are required to protect them from rental scams.

Secureprop Verify and Secureprop Escrow require agreement from the landlord however Secureprop risk requires no landlord involvement. We can advise accordingly.

3. We Secure The Rental

We secure the rental process for the renter via one or more of our three primary services; verification, escrow or risk assessment.

We make contact with the landlord in order to perform our verification or escrow service. No landlord contact or involvement is required for our risk assessment service.

We complete the process and issue a final recommendation to the renter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Secureprop.com was established to tackle the growing challenge of online property rental scams. Recognising that these scams often go undetected by renters until it’s too late and seeing the low rates of fraud prosecution, our goal is to offer preventive solutions. Our comprehensive suite of security tools and services is designed to protect both renters and landlords from falling victim to these scams. Beyond protection, we also focus on raising awareness and providing timely alerts through our scam reporting feature and educational articles.

Secureprop enhances the safety of the rental process with affordable and effective security tools and services. With ‘Secureprop Verify,’ we authenticate both the landlord’s identity and the property address, adding a layer of trust to your rental agreement. ‘Secureprop Escrow’ safeguards your pre-let rent payments, ensuring funds are securely held until you move in. Additionally, for further peace of mind, we provide comprehensive risk assessments tailored to your specific rental situation.

Secureprop streamlines the accommodation search process, especially in scenarios where renters hesitate to accept legitimate offers due to uncertainty about their authenticity. Our tools provide the necessary safeguards, allowing renters to confidently proceed with rental agreements. This is particularly beneficial for international renters, who often face the dilemma of committing to a rental without seeing the property in person. With Secureprop, they can securely move forward with such rentals, mitigating the practical challenges posed by a tight housing market.

Choosing the right Secureprop service or tool depends on your specific rental situation. If you’re uncertain about how to best secure your rental process, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our team is always ready to provide guidance and recommend the most suitable solutions for your needs, whether it’s identity verification, rent escrow, or risk assessment. We’re here to ensure your rental experience is safe and stress-free.

Secureprop Verify is a comprehensive identity verification service. Its primary aim is to confirm the authenticity of landlords and renters, establishing trust in their identities. This service is particularly crucial as most online rental scams revolve around the use of fake or stolen identities. By using Secureprop Verify, both renters and landlords can significantly reduce the risk of falling prey to such fraudulent activities.

At Secureprop, we focus on authenticating the identity of the landlord or agent, a crucial step since a large portion of online rental scams involve fictitious landlords or non-existent properties. Our verification process rigorously checks and confirms the legitimacy of the landlords, effectively reducing the chances for fraudsters to use fake or stolen identities. This thorough verification of landlords and their properties is key to safeguarding renters against deceptive practices and ensuring the integrity of the rental transaction.

The cost for our verification service is £17.99, VAT included. To begin the process, renters can simply email us at info@securepop.com. Generally, it is the renter who initiates and pays for the service. For landlords, there is no charge; the service is provided free of cost. This approach ensures that the verification process is accessible and convenient for both parties, with the primary goal of establishing a secure and trustworthy rental environment.

Initiating the Secureprop verification process is easy. As a renter, all you need to do is email us at info@secureprop.com, ideally as soon as you’ve decided to start the verification process. In your email, it’s helpful to include basic details about the rental property and any specific concerns or needs you might have. Our team will promptly respond with the next steps and guide you through the verification process to ensure a secure rental experience.

As a best practice, we recommend that renters inform their prospective landlords about their intention to use Secureprop’s verification process. This communication is key to establishing transparency and obtaining the landlord’s consent. Once the landlord agrees, renters can either introduce us to their landlord via email or provide us with the landlord’s name, email, and property address. This approach facilitates a smooth initiation of the verification process and ensures all parties are aligned.

While most landlords appreciate the added security that comes with our verification and escrow services, we understand that some may prefer not to participate. In such cases, renters still have options for ensuring their security. We encourage you to contact Secureprop for a property risk assessment, a service that can be carried out independently of landlord involvement. This assessment offers valuable insights and protection, helping you make informed decisions about your rental choice.

Yes, Secureprop will also verify the renter’s identification and proof of address.

Our verification service employs cutting-edge biometric facial recognition software to authenticate the identities of both landlords and renters. In addition to this advanced technology, we conduct a manual review of the proof of address for both parties to ensure thorough verification. Once this process is complete, we issue a confirmation to both the renter and the landlord, providing assurance that the verification has been successfully performed. This comprehensive approach ensures the highest level of accuracy and security in our verification process.

Our payment process is facilitated by Stripe, a secure and trusted online payment platform. Once you decide to proceed with our service, you’ll receive a payment link via email. Through this link, you can easily make your payment online using a card or choose from other available payment methods. This system ensures a smooth, secure, and convenient transaction for you.

Absolutely, Secureprop’s suite of security tools is designed for universal applicability. Whether you find your rental property on a traditional real estate platform, through social media, or via classified ads, our tools are fully equipped to provide the necessary security measures. This flexibility ensures that no matter where you come across a rental opportunity, Secureprop is there to safeguard the transaction.

We advise renters to reach out to us at the earliest stage — as soon as you’ve found or been offered a potential rental property. It’s crucial to contact us before any pre-let payments, such as deposits, holding fees, or advance rent, are made. Engaging Secureprop early in the process allows us to secure and safeguard your transaction before any financial exchange with the landlord occurs, providing an extra layer of security and peace of mind.

At Secureprop, we prioritise the confidentiality and security of all data shared with us. All information, including identification and proof of address, is securely encrypted to ensure its protection. In compliance with GDPR and our commitment to privacy, access to this sensitive personal information is strictly controlled and limited. Additionally, to further safeguard your privacy, we ensure that all sensitive data is securely destroyed after a 90-day retention period. You can trust that your information is handled with the utmost care and respect for your privacy.

While it is generally recommended for safety reasons that renters view a property before proceeding, we understand this isn’t always feasible, especially for international renters. Recognising this practical challenge, Secureprop offers tools that empower renters to proceed with confidence, even if they haven’t physically seen the property. Our verification and security services are designed to ensure the legitimacy and safety of the rental process, bridging the gap for those unable to visit the property in person.

Secureprop Escrow is a protective service designed for renters who need to make advance rent or deposit payments before their move-in date. It addresses a common issue in the online rental market — the theft of pre-let rental payments, a typical aspect of many rental scams. By using Secureprop Escrow, renters’ funds are securely held and only released to the landlord under the agreed-upon conditions, thereby safeguarding against potential fraud.

A Secureprop risk assessment is a thorough evaluation of a rental proposition’s potential risks, leveraging our extensive experience in the rental market. By combining manual review with technological tools, we analyze the specific circumstances and details of your rental offer. Following this analysis, we provide renters with a detailed set of recommendations, clearly outlining our risk determination. This process is designed to help renters make informed and secure decisions in their rental journey.

No, we maintain strict confidentiality regarding all information shared with Secureprop. It is uploaded to a highly secure, encrypted platform, ensuring maximum data protection. Our process involves notifying the student only about the successful verification of the landlord’s identity and address. We do not share any specific documentation or detailed information with the student. In adherence to GDPR guidelines, all data is securely and automatically deleted after a 90-day retention period, further underlining our commitment to privacy and data security.

Absolutely. One of our key objectives is to educate and raise awareness about the latest property scams and effective prevention strategies. Our blog is regularly updated with insightful articles covering a range of security-related topics, including detailed analyses of recent scams. We encourage you to explore these resources for valuable information. Should you have specific queries or need further details, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@secureprop.com. We’re here to assist you in staying informed and protected.

Absolutely, reporting scams plays a crucial role in prevention and raising awareness within the community. If you have encountered or suspect a scam, please contact us confidentially at info@secureprop.com. Your report can significantly contribute to protecting others. For more information about how scam reporting works and its importance, you can find detailed insights here. Your vigilance and participation are invaluable in our collective effort to combat rental fraud.

  • Matthew M.

    Excellent service!

  • Bridget H.

    Relieved a lot of stress around my accommodation search.

  • Nicola K.

    Highly recommend this service to anyone looking for accommodation!

  • Malkya D.

    Helped at a very stressful time , direct and fast ! I really appreciate it

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