Globally Protecting Travellers From Property Rental Fraud

I‑PRAC is a global verification platform that carries out detailed checks on property owners and rental agencies who offer short-term holiday and business rentals. All I‑PRAC members have been approved as legitimate rental operators, ensuring all payments made to I‑PRAC members are 100% guaranteed against rental fraud.

Don’t fall victim to rental fraud

I-PRAC complete all the relevant checks and verify our members so you don’t have to. All you have to do is make sure your accommodation provider is I-PRAC approved. Find out more about our approval process.

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Verify member's I‑PRAC profile

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Book your property directly with your provider

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Register your booking with I‑PRAC

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Your rental payment is guaranteed against fraud

Preventing rental fraud globally

I-PRAC is committed to taking a stand against rental fraud, a problem that continues to grow and affect travellers all over the world. Using the latest verification technology, and currently working with government agencies and utility providers in 28 countries, we carry out rigorous checks on property owners and agents operating in the short-term rental industry. Any traveller booking with an I-PRAC member can be confident they are dealing with a legitimate operator. View the full list of countries here.

Our promise to protect consumers from rental fraud

Why I‑PRAC?

I-PRAC was founded by a passionate team of experienced short-term rental professionals who had witnessed individuals, families and businesses falling victim to property rental fraud. While many believe it is perfectly safe to book accommodation through well-known booking platforms, it is clear that property owners and rental agencies are not required to pass any identity verification or proof of property ownership to list their property on such platforms. This leaves fraudsters open to list fake properties at discounted prices alongside legitimate and professional operators.

By booking accommodation through an I-PRAC approved property owner or rental agency, travellers can be guaranteed of booking with a legitimate operator – with no risk of falling victim to rental fraud. All I-PRAC members have passed a vigorous verification process to ensure they are legitimate. This means I-PRAC can guarantee all rental payments made directly to I-PRAC members.

Providing peace of mind and payment guarantee to clients

With fraudulent operators investing time and money to create the perfect fake agency or fake online listing, it’s becoming more and more difficult for consumers to trust legitimate operators. As more and more travellers put their trust in I-PRAC, now is the time to become I-PRAC approved and separate yourself from fraudulent operators.

Rental Agencies

Demonstrate your rental credentials to clients

As an I-PRAC approved rental agency, you will be able to show clients that you’re a professional and credible operator, allowing them to book your accommodation with confidence and peace of mind.

  • An official I-PRAC logo to display on your website
  • A unique I-PRAC ID number for customer search
  • Peace of mind for your agency and clients
  • More reservations and recommendations
  • Improve cashflow with direct payments
  • Plus multiple added benefits

Once approved, you’ll have your own profile on the I-PRAC website, an official I-PRAC approval certificate and access to a marketing toolkit.

Property Owners

Turn enquiries into rentals with I‑PRAC approval

The I-PRAC logo is recognised by travellers all over the world. By becoming I-PRAC approved, it will give customers confidence in your property, demonstrate your commitment to protect clients from rental fraud, and set you apart from fraudulent operators.

  • An official I-PRAC logo to display online
  • A unique I‑PRAC ID number for customer search
  • Peace of mind for you and your clients
  • More bookings and recommendations
  • Consumer confidence to make wire payment
  • Plus many more additional benefits

An I-PRAC certificate of approval and membership profile will help demonstrate your credentials to travellers, and you’ll also receive a marketing toolkit.

At I‑PRAC, we’re committed to protecting travellers and property owners from the ever-growing threat of rental fraud.
Chris Maughan
Founder and CEO, I‑PRAC
Find out more

Registering with I-PRAC couldn’t be easier. Simply submit your application, provide the relevant documents and – subject to passing our checks – you could be an I-PRAC approved provider within three weeks.