Trust Online is a quick way to check businesses or people. Can you trust them? Should you do business with them? Are they what they seem? Get access to the OFFICIAL registers for court judgments. You can also check your own record.
How to check other people and businesses
Enter a few details, such as the name. There's a small fee. You see the results right away and these are also sent to you by email.
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When to use the registers
Here are some examples of when you might search Trust Online's registers.
Tenant or landlord check
If you're a tenant about to hand over a deposit, you can check whether the landlord has been taken to court by previous tenants. Or if you're a landlord taking on a new tenant, you can see whether they've had money problems or trouble paying their bills before. CCJs or late payments of fines should ring alarm bells.
Employing a builder, tradesperson or other business
Companies can often find people to give them a good reference. It's how often things go wrong you want to know about. Use the registers to see whether the company you're dealing with has a history of court judgments.
B2B: working with a new company
If you run a company, a new supplier or customer might seem just what you need. But if they're a customer, do they pay their bills? If they're a supplier, have they been sued for not delivering?
A new potential employee
Their CV is great, the references that they supplied check out. But something's not quite right. Trust Online lets you check other people's history. Is there something they are not telling you?
What the registers cover
The registers held by Trust Online cover:
- England & Wales Section 1: CCJs, administration orders and child support agency liability orders
- England & Wales Section 2: High court judgments
- England & Wales Section 3: Fines defaults from Magistrates courts
- England & Wales Section 4:Tribunal Awards
- Scotland: Small claims and summary causes Sheriff Court judgments
- Isle of Man: Default money judgments
- Jersey: Money judgments from the Petty Debts and Royal Court
- Northern Ireland: Undefended default & small claims judgments
- Republic of Ireland: Money judgments registered at the Four Courts in Dublin
What you need to know to search the registers
To search the registers, you need to give the full name and address of any person or business. For limited companies, you just need to give the full name.
What it costs to search the registers
The fee for a search of the England & Wales Register is £4 per section - you just choose the sections which will help you. You can easily search across multiple sections or registers if you need to (e.g. if a limited company operates in both Scotland and England). There are discounts for doing so. Two searches cost £8, three or more cost £10.
Please note that searches against limited companies covering more than one jurisdiction may produce search results relating to different companies (e.g. ABC Ltd may be registered in England and Wales whereas a different ABC Limited may be registered in Jersey)
For organisations carrying out regular searches, an account may be opened with Trust Online which will reduce the search charges listed above. See our B2B page for details.