Beware: FRAUDS/SCAMS on the internet

Providing false information about lordships on the internet for financial gain, is a CRIMINAL OFFENCE.

These are the most popular frauds published on the internet.

  • Sell you a tiny piece of land and claim it gives you the right to have a title. (Scottish law still allows ALL property owners to call themselves Laird)
  • Create a Deed Poll (name change), your first name becoming Lord or Lady. (A source of embarrassment when you use your name)
  • Claim to use the law of “Adverse Possession” to create a new legal right to a lordship. (Adverse possession only applies to physical land NOT lordships)
  • Claim to use the law of “Prescription” to create a new legal right to a lordship. (only permissible for rights over physical land not lordship titles, which do not affect physical land)
  • Claim to be a steward to a manor and that gives them the right to make you their lord. (They have no authority to be the steward and even if they did, they cannot make someone their lord)
  • Statutory Declarations claiming ownership of a lordship or lordship title. (A Statutory Declaration can only be made if the signatory knows something as a fact.  They cannot confirm what someone else, even a relative, has told them.  So a Statutory Declaration cannot confirm something that happened before they were born.  This makes any Statutory Declaration with information they cannot know as illegal)
  • A solicitor witnesses their paperwork. (this is not confirmation as to legality of the content, it confirms the signature is that of the author)
  • Provide insurance with their lordships/lordship titles. (It is impossible to take out insurance against the policy holder committing fraud, a policy would never pay out)
  • Claim an historic title under Copyright/Trademark Law. (Copyright/Trademark Law only protects new creations, NOT Lordship Titles that have existed for centuries)
  • Pay a third party, who does not sell titles, to give out false information supporting their business and defaming other businesses. (Always check the validity of any information you find on the internet with a legal professional.  One of our solicitors places our public notices in The Gazette proving the validity of the Lordship Titles we sell)
  • “Quasi possession” as an ownership of a Lordship Title (The law of possession requires a physical entity, which a Lordship Title does not have)