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Property Investment Fraud & Mis-selling Compensation

Some property investors have fallen victim to mis-selling and fraudsters.

If this has happened to you, we can help get your money back.

Make a property investment fraud or mis-selling claim with KP Law

Have you invested in property but subsequently lost a large sum of money? Did the investment turn out to be a scam, or were you misled about the potential returns? We can help you make a claim if this has happened to you.   

Our expert lawyers have helped many people recover their losses after investing in property schemes. Quite often, these investments turned out to be fraudulent. All too often, promises of significant returns never materialised.   

Victims sometimes invested in property developments that were never built. For example, those who invested with The Resort Group (Cape Verde). In this case, as in others, financial advisors and unregulated introducers used cold-calling tactics, aggressive sales tactics, high pressure, and the fear of missing out to convince people to invest. But while these advisors received a fee or commission for getting clients to sign up, investors were left with either minimal returns or nothing at all.   

Financial advisors have a legal duty to ensure their clients fully understand the products they recommend. They are also obligated to ensure that any investments they recommend meet the needs and circumstances of their clients. By not informing clients that property investments can be extremely risky and by misrepresenting potential returns, many financial advisors are guilty of mis-selling.  

An increasing number of people have complained about the way property investments were sold in recent years, with many losing huge sums of money. You might have a mis-selling compensation claim if this happened to you.  

We help people in England & Wales claim back what they are due following property investment mis-selling. We can even help you get your money back if the negligent development never happened, or if the scheme or adviser has gone out of business.   

Claiming with us is straightforward. It is free to sign up, and we act on a no-win, no-fee basis.   

If you believe you were mis-sold a property investment, contact us to find out how we can help. We can find this out for you if you are unsure if you have a claim. 


If you have been a victim of property fraud or mis-selling, we can help you make a no-win, no-fee claim for compensation. 

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation assessment of your case. 

Do you have a mis-sold property investment claim?

You might be the victim of property fraud or mis-selling if a developer, scheme, or financial advisor convinced you to invest in property and: 

If this applies to you, contact us to discuss a potential claim.  

We are unable to help if you have already made a claim for the same product with the FSCS or FOS, even if this claim was unsuccessful. 

What happened with the Resort Group?

The Resort Group specialised in selling investment opportunities in hotel developments off the coast of Africa, usually for investment within clients’ pensions. But clients have reported missing out on the promised returns and not getting their income or money back. 


Sometimes, when a client would get a charge for a hotel room’s construction, there was no paperwork confirming that it actually existed. For those who ended up buying whole properties, many deeds were not correctly drawn up, meaning they are not held by the investor. 


In 2016, a BBC Panorama programme highlighted the issue when it showed unregulated financial advisors promising a 10% return after a year of investment into the Cape Verde scheme. 

Cases we handle at KP Law

Our Investment Fraud & Mis-selling lawyers deal with a wide range of property fraud & mis-selling cases every day. Here are just some examples of the type of cases we can help with… 

Penelope’s* property fraud mis-selling case

Penelope invested in a property company that offered a fixedrate investment product. However, the investments were a scam and Penelope has been left substantially out of pocket. An investigation has uncovered that properties claimed to be owned by the business were cloned and owned by a completely different entity. The company that carried out the scam has since gone out of business. We are helping Penelope claim compensation as she was not given adequate financial advice by her financial advisor before investing. 

Paul’s* property fraud mis-selling case

Paul chose a UK-regulated financial adviser to ensure he received high-quality financial advice when deciding how to invest his savings. The UK-regulated advisor recommended an overseas property scheme that promised very high returns. The advisor was given a commission for each client who invested in the scheme. However, the proposed property development was never built. As the advisor did not undertake due-diligence on the investment she recommended, or explain that the risk of investing was higher than normal, we are helping Paul claim compensation for mis-selling. 

Imani’s* property fraud mis-selling case

Imani invested in a property scheme that was recommended by her financial advisor. However, she has since been hit by high fees and charges that she did not expect and was not warned about. By not making the terms of the investment clear, we believe that the financial advisor mis-sold the scheme and we are helping Imani claim back the money she invested. 

*Names have been changed to protect client confidentiality. 

Property Fraud & Mis-selling Group Action Claims

Where multiple people have received negligent or fraudulent financial advice from the same professional advisor/company, or have invested in the same fraudulent scheme, we can help them to recover their losses collectively. Group actions can be a powerful tool and can have a bigger impact than a single claim. 


Property Fraud & Mis-selling FAQS

Here are some of the questions our clients have asked our expert lawyers about making a property fraud or mis-selling claim.  

  • What makes a property investment mis-sold?

    You might be the victim of property fraud or mis-selling if a developer, scheme, or financial advisor convinced you to invest in property and: 

    • The property was never built   
    • The level of risk was not made clear to you   
    • You were not asked about your attitude to risk   
    • Your circumstances and needs were not taken into account by the advisor selling the product   
    • The fees were not made clear to you  
    • You were not told about the disadvantages of investing in the scheme   
    • You were convinced to transfer your pension into a property scheme that wasn’t suitable for you.

  • I think I was mis-sold, but the provider or adviser has gone out of business. Can I make a claim?

    Yes, if a financial advisor or provider advised you to invest in an unsuitable property scheme and they have since gone out of business, you may have a claim. The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) protects consumers when financial firms fail. If a UK-regulated adviser has given bad advice concerning an investment product, and the provider or advisor has since gone out of business, the FSCS may pay compensation up to £85,000.  

  • I think my financial advisor was negligent. Do I have a claim?

    To make a professional negligence claim, you need to demonstrate that you were owed a duty of care, that the professional involved breached this duty, and that this breach caused you to suffer a loss. This can be hard to prove, as a professional is not expected to be right 100% of the time. To win your case, you must show that another experienced professional in the same field would have given different advice, or that the professional failed to follow recognised good practice. We have a history of effectively handling these types of cases and can help you make a successful claim. 

  • What are the potential consequences of property fraud and mis-selling?

    As a result of property fraud and mis-selling, victims might have:  

    • Lost thousands of pounds. 
    • Been hit with high fees and charges. 
    • Suffered emotional stress and harm. 


  • Where does the compensation come from?

    There are two main funds available to help victims of financial mis-selling: 

    • If a financial advisor/provider advised you to invest in an unsuitable scheme and the provider or adviser has since gone out of business, you may have a claim with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). 
    • If a financial advisor/provider advised you to invest in an unsuitable scheme that has not gone out of business, you may be eligible for compensation via the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS). 


    We can help you to make a successful claim to the relevant fund.  

  • Do I need a lawyer to claim compensation for property fraud and mis-selling?

    You can make a property fraud or mis-selling claim without a lawyer. But, while a DIY mis-selling claim could save you solicitor’s fees, in the end, and even if you win, you might walk away with less compensation. This is often due to a lack of understanding over the law/procedures, which can put individuals at a disadvantage when up against savvy (and sometimes aggressive) defence lawyers. And, of course, if you lose your case, you will likely have to pay the other side’s costs. Because we offer no-win, no-fee funding arrangements, you benefit from expert legal support without worrying about costs.

  • How much will I have to pay if I make a claim?

    You will only have to pay anything if you win. You will not have to pay anything upfront. Any payment would only come out of the money that we recover on your behalf. We will conduct the claim for you under a no-win, no-fee agreement. If you win, our fees will be deducted from your damages.  

  • How much compensation could I get?

    Each case is different, but many of those affected by property fraud and mis-selling could be owed many thousands of pounds. 

  • Can I make a mis-selling claim?

    Contact us to discuss your case. Signing up is straightforward and costs you nothing as we act on a no win-no fee basis. 


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