When do you need to hire a Private Investigator?

Making the decision to hire a Private Investigator isn’t easy. It’s often not as straightforward a decision as many believe and can in fact be the final step in resolving what has already been a very emotional journey.

A Private Investigator can be used in a variety of situations and can be highly instrumental when it comes to finding out vital information that would otherwise stay hidden.

When should you hire a Private Investigator? 

Here are 5 examples of when appointing an investigations agency, such as Howard Agency, can be extremely valuable and how a Private Investigator can step in to solve problems that may be too large for you to handle on your own.

  • To complete a background check

A background check can help to avoid costly mistakes in the future. For example, before entering into a professional commitment, you might want to get the full background on any potential business partners, or perhaps an employee. 

If you were to own rental properties, you might want a full background check on any potential tenants to ensure that your business interest is protected at all times.

Of course, carrying out a background check won’t guarantee that issues won’t arise at any time in the future, however, they do help to provide peace of mind.

Background checks aren’t always carried out in a professional capacity, they can be used to clear up personal issues. If you’re entering into a relationship or long-term commitment and have assets that could be at risk such as property or other investments, having a background check carried out on partners can be invaluable.

Criminal records, contact and address details and information specific to the relationship, no matter its nature, can be checked and verified.

  • To serve a legal document

Serving a legal document isn’t as easy as it sounds. In fact, there is specific legislation in place that must be adhered to at all times. 

At Howard Agency, we have experience in serving a variety of legal documents such as bankruptcy, civil and family injunctions, as well as applications, petitions and child care proceedings.

Reliability and professionalism is always assured as Howard Agency is a fully insured member of the Association of British Investigators (ABI).

What is the ABI?

The Association of British Investigators (ABI) is the only professional investigations’ association that is fully endorsed by the Law Society of England and Wales. 

As a member of the ABI, our clients are assured that their process serving is carried out with a commitment to compliance and complete transparency, receiving excellent service. 

You can be confident that your legal documents are dealt with securely.

  • To trace a person

Are you looking to reconnect with a long-lost family member? Or perhaps you’re needing to locate a debtor or potential beneficiary?

By combining office-based research with credit database investigations and using our national network of agents, we can achieve successful results for our clients.

Tracing doesn’t necessarily have to mean that you get in touch with the individual in question – you may just want to ensure that someone is well. No matter the reason, a Private Investigator can help to trace a contact quickly and efficiently, with discretion being a top priority at all times.

  • To track an individual

You might think that tracing and tracking are one and the same, however, they involve two very different processes.

Whereas tracing focuses on tracing someone down such as an old relative that you’ve lost contact with, tracking involves finding someone’s whereabouts and becoming familiar with their daily routine in order to know where they are, and when.

This is most commonly the case for finding out if a partner is being unfaithful in their relationship.

A Private Investigator has the ability to utilise their tools and skills to ensure that you are aware of where that specific someone is at all times, without the other person knowing.

  • To investigate a corporate matter or fraud

Protect your business and your intellectual property with a corporate investigation into any area that you have concerns about. 

If you’re a business owner, how do you go about protecting yourself from your competition? What’s more, how do you ensure that your own employees are following correct policies, government regulations, and legal requirements?

We have experience of conducting discreet enquiries that produce definitive results.

Trusted and Experience Private Investigators Based in London

Based in London, Howard Agency has the resources and capabilities in most international jurisdictions, offering a network of professional agents to manage investigation and surveillance services reliably, effectively and with complete confidentiality.

With almost 30 years experience, the team at Howard Agency guarantees professionalism, discretion and confidentiality at all times.

We are committed to providing our clients with an exceptional level of legal support and investigation services. We always aim to deliver positive results. To learn more about us, get in touch today for a no obligation call.