According to many experts in the field of sale and purchase of real estate, in recent years, fraudsters have become more planned, and this in turn means that the number of victims of land scams is growing.

Most often naive buyer country land fall for scams in those cases, if they were not thorough verification of the identity of the seller and all the documents involved in the transaction of purchase and sale.

Often it happens that instead of the desired and supposedly properly designed land plot, the buyer receives is not what was expected. His property may get land on the dump at the bus stop, in the vicinity of any chemical plant or a piece of land among impassable swamps.

So how do you protect yourself? How not to fall into the cleverly spaced network of fraudsters who are the real "Pro" illegal craft?

Check the identity of the seller and all documentation

An honest man has nothing to hide. This rule applies to the seller of the land. The seller is not a crook, nothing would have mind if the buyer asks him to show his passport, which shows the permanent place of residence and other important data.

Also, the buyer should require to check the documents regarding the actual land in which to present all the necessary information: the address of the object of sale, inventory number, certificate of absence of arrests and charges, the document stating the actual square footage.

In addition, the seller must provide the certificate of state registration of land with all signatures and seals. After checking the certificate, buyer will be aware of the purpose. So, if the document stated that the plot belongs to the category of lands of agricultural purpose, you should know that the construction of any residential properties it is prohibited.

Internet help!

In order to be completely sure of the authenticity provided by the seller data about a plot, you need to visit the site This resource belongs to Management of Federal registration service of real estate and its database stores all the necessary documents.

Clicking on the menu item "Public cadastral chamber", the buyer may verify information contained in documentation of the seller: the actual address, actual size, configuration and location of the land. It is also necessary to study and map available on the website as it lists all the objects that are in the vicinity of the land.