We want to help you find your next home and help make sure you can do so safely and securely.
Here are some safety tips that will guide you on the use of our site:
PropertyGuy is not an estate agent, but instead the place where tens of thousands of property professionals choose to market their properties.
If you ever come across a property advert on another website, or platform, that says it is being marketed by a company using the PropertyGuy‘ name (for example, PropertyGuy Estate Agents), then it will not be genuine or from us. Please always be careful when looking for properties on other parts of the internet and follow the advice below.
Don’t pay any money before you see a property
We recommend you always see the property before paying any money. If you are unable to visit the property, ask someone you trust to do so on your behalf.
Don’t be pressured into transferring money
Often a fraudster will create urgency by saying that in order for you to book a viewing or secure a property, you will need to transfer money. Our customers understand looking for the right property can take some time and they would not pressure you in transferring money.
Be especially sceptical if you are asked to transfer money via an uncommon money transfer service such as Bitcoin. This type of transfer is virtual, not controlled by banks and not easily traceable.
Does it sound too good to be true?
Are they asking you for payment before you visit a property?
Check the email address of the sender or the website’s link
Fraudulent email addresses and web pages are designed to look legitimate but have small differences, such as including random characters in the website address link (numbers, letters or other characters such as &,%,$ or ï¿½). In some cases, the differences in the spelling of a company name can be extremely subtle, or may just include a few extra characters at the beginning.
If you think you may have been a victim of a scam or you’re unsure and want some help, you can email us at email@example.com or call us on 08163406735