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Private & Corporate Background Checks

Investigate Your Associates

Everyone has a past. Some people have more reason to hide theirs than others. If you’re about to make a decision involving someone else, you should ask yourself how much you really know about them.

Private Investigations UK can find out almost anything about someone’s past. We conduct professional, discreet, and confidential background checks all over the world. 

Give us a call on 0800 002 9858 for a free consultation.

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Read More: How Do Private Background Checks Benefit Employers?

Reasonable Care


Due diligence is the amount of care a reasonable person would take before doing things like making investments, taking on a tenant, and hiring new employees. If you fail to conduct due diligence, you’re liable for any financial damages. You also won’t be compensated for any loss of earnings or harm to your reputation. 

“Due diligence” can be a subjective term, but at Private Investigations UK, we believe that a reasonable person should take as much care as possible before making important decisions. This elevated care is called enhanced due diligence (EDD).

If you’re interested in EDD services from PI UK, please get in touch with us for free, professional advice.



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How can due diligence help me before a business agreement?

Empowering You with Facts

If you’re about to get involved with another company, you need to find out as much as you can about it. 


Suppose you fall victim to misrepresentation and haven’t employed a due diligence check on your business partner. In that case, you won’t be entitled to compensation.


Financial EDD includes extensive details on profits, turnovers, past returns, and expenses, but finances alone don’t make up a business. Before you get involved with a company, you should know the answers to the following questions:

Who is associated with this company?

We gather information about the legal owners, shareholders, directors, and other employees with significant involvement in the company. This information includes, but is not limited to:


  •         Their full names, addresses, and dates and places of birth.
  •         Their past employment.
  •         The official legal structure of the company.

We usually recommend an EDD check on the people with heavy involvement in a company.

Is this company facing any legal difficulty?

There are a lot of risk factors when renting out your property. If you’re leasing a high-value property, you need to make sure that it will be well looked-after.

You should have information on any legal rulings about the company, whether past, present, or pending. Examples of legal issues that we can find out about include intellectual property disputes and injunctions.  We can also find out if a company is adequately insured.

Could involvement in this company cause a conflict of political interests?

A company might be involved in political activity that conflicts with your values. A business agreement with such a company could seriously harm your reputation. If you fail to do your due diligence, you might find yourself in public relations difficulty or even the subject of a boycott.        

Tiered Private Background Checks


A key part of a due diligence investigation is a comprehensive background check on the people involved. We offer two different packages, each better suited for some investigations than others. To discuss which package is right for you, please call and ask for a free consultation. Alternatively, leave a message with us and one of our agents will get back to you today.

Tier 1 Background Checks

This is our lowest-cost background check package. It includes a professional, easy to understand report of all of our findings. If you choose this package, we can provide you with the following information about your chosen subject:

Current Address​

Associated Phone Number​

Date of Birth​

Other Aliases​

Bankruptcy Record​


Properties Owned​

Previous Address​

Associated Address​

Information On Relatives

Current Business

Current Employment

County Court Judgements​


Court Rulings​

PEP Sanctions

Former Businesses

Marriages & Divorce

Our enhanced digital package includes everything involved in the Tier 1 package, plus detailed information on the subject’s online activity. Along with all the information detailed above, we’ll provide you with:

Tier 2 Background Checks

Information On Relatives

Web Activity​

Information On Relatives

Media Reports​

Information On Relatives

Understanding Your Needs


We find that some PI agencies are too cold and clinical in their approach. The investigators can get tunnel vision without really listening to your needs. While collecting evidence is essential, we think this approach can take away from the quality of service that you receive.

We’re client-focused, so we’ll make sure you get the results you want while making sure you feel supported and understood.

We offer a free 30-minute consultation to all our prospective clients. During this, we ask you about your goals and develop a bespoke intelligence plan specifically tailored to you. We offer 24/7 service to answer your questions and refine your plan whenever you need us.

To start the process today, please give us a call.

Financial Background Checks

Examining Fiscal History

If you’re hiring for a law firm or a financial institution, it’s a legal requirement that all prospective employees are subjected to a credit check. 

If you’re interested in enhanced due diligence, this might not be enough. We can provide extensive information on past financial behaviour to help you better assess the risks of hiring an individual. 

We often recommend financial checks in prenuptial investigations.

Read more about how we can bring you peace of mind before your wedding.

Background checks on tenants or prospective tenants

Pre-Rental Investigations

There are many risk factors when renting out your property. If you’re leasing a high-value property, you need to ensure that it will be well looked after.

In high-stakes rentals, EDD for landlords often involves extensive checks on the tenants or businesses looking to occupy the property. With one of our packages, you can be confident that your property is in safe hands.

To discuss which of our services can help you best protect your property, please get in touch with us.

Frequently Asked Questions about Background Checks


Our background checks take 10-15 working days.

A Tier 1 background check costs £875 + VAT.

The enhanced digital package includes everything involved in the standard package, plus a complete breakdown of all online activity. It also reports any activity on overlay networks, also known as ‘the dark web’. It costs £1200 + VAT.

Your employer does not need your consent to conduct one of our background checks. We search consensual, open-source data, all of which is publicly available. They would need your consent to conduct a credit check or a criminal record background check.

We can find out an extensive range of information about someone’s past and current activities, whether personal, financial, or digital.

Click here for a full breakdown of what our checks can show.

Yes, you can. We often conduct checks on clients who fear they may have been the victim of identity theft, as well as those who simply want to keep track of their data footprint.



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Due Diligence helps you to ensure that your company is safe when you make major decisions.

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