Check the Property. Protect Yourself.

Found a villa that looks too good to be true? Not sure a property is I‑PRAC approved? Our free property check will put your mind at ease.

Holiday rental fraud is a growing problem worldwide. Online fraudsters are using sophisticated techniques to con unsuspecting holidaymakers and businesses, often leaving them short of money and stranded in a foreign country without anywhere to stay.

22%
Percentage of American travellers who booked a ‘fake’ hotel room in 2017
(Source: AHLA)
$3.9bn
Total cost of fraudulent hotel bookings to US travellers in 2017
(Source: AHLA)
4,700
UK travellers who fell victim to travel-related fraud in 2017
(Source: Action Fraud)
£1,500
Average amount lost by UK travellers to travel-related fraud in 2017
(Source: Action Fraud)

Why Use Our Free Property Check?

I‑PRAC’s free property check service is beneficial for both travellers and accommodation providers.

Simple process
We only need a few basic details
Free of charge
Our property check won’t cost you a thing
Peace of mind
Rest assured you’re dealing with a legitimate operator
Tackle rental fraud
Stop fraudsters taking advantage of holidaymakers
Spread the word
Make more operators aware of I‑PRAC
Quick response
We’ll let you know if you’re safe to book within 48 hours

Check In 3 Steps

1

Find a property

Make sure the property has an address that you can share with us

2

Send us a few details

We’ll just need some basic info on yourself and the property

3

We’ll get back to you

Let us carry out our checks, and we’ll respond within two working days

FAQs

The I‑PRAC investigation team are professionals and have the resources to confirm if owners and agencies are legitimate operators. We work closely with government agencies around the world, and our founders have almost two decades’ worth of experience in the holiday and business rental industry.

I‑PRAC conducts numerous checks on property owners and rental agencies to confirm that they are who they say they are. This includes identity checks, requiring us to have copies of the agency or property owners’ passports, plus other documents where necessary. To validate whether or not a company or property exists, we ask for official registration documents and will also seek confirmation from government agencies.

In the unlikely event that an I‑PRAC approved member commits rental fraud or has their property listing duplicated by fraudsters, we will refund 100% of a client’s rental fee and help find them alternative accommodation. To qualify for compensation, a client simply has to register their booking with I‑PRAC. This is a free service.

All we need is your name, contact details, the name of the accommodation provider, and the address of the property you’re looking to rent. You are also free to provide a link to the property listing, if you found it on a well-known accommodation site, and the dates you are looking to stay at the property.

Ready to check a property?

If you’ve found a property that you’d like us to check, simply click the button below and complete our short form.