Background Reports

What is a Background Report?

A Background Report is a detailed report on an individual using public data sources. It gives you information about where a person has lived, personal indicators about the individual, property information, and companies house information. The sources used will depend on the individual.

Who can I order a Background Report for?

You can purchase a Background Report for a person if they are listed on the 192.com website. That means they have an address in the UK and are over the age of 18. You can search for them on the Background Report page.

Why would I order a Background report?

Many people use Background Reports when they are entering into a contract with someone. That could be as simple as employing a babysitter or tradesman, or as complex as going into business with someone. Background Reports are especially popular with people who are using the internet to find a new partner and want to ensure they can trust what the person at the other end of an email is saying to them before they meet face-to-face.

How much does a Background Report cost?

Each Background Report will cost £14.99 + VAT. You can choose to pay for these using a credit or debit card online, or via paypal.

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Sections of a Background Report


Residential History

This section will show all the addresses that you have selected for the report.

Personal Indicators

  • Age

    This section will show any information that is available and relevant to the age of the individual.

  • Mortality

    This section will show if there is a record of the person passing away.

  • Insolvency

    This section will show if the individual has any Insolvency records linked to them including Bankruptcies, Individual Voluntary Arrangements and Debt Relief Orders. This information is not available for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

  • County Court Judgments

    This section will show if the individual has a County Court Judgment at any of the listed addresses. This information is not available for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

  • Director Disqualification

    This section will show if the individual has been disqualified as a Director.

  • Property Information

    This section will show if the individual owns the property and if so how much it was purchased for. This information is not available for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

  • Companies House Information

    This section lists the individuals Directorships both past and present, Shareholdings, and Company Secretary appointments. It also details any Director disqualifications.

  • Linked Businesses

    This section details information on all companies linked to the individual through Directorships, Secretary appointments and Shareholdings. The section lists basic information about the business and includes basic P&L and Balance Sheet information where available.

Addresses

This section gives detailed information about the addresses the individual has lived at. This includes:

  • Map Views

    This includes both maps and aerial photographs of the address.

  • Residents

    This section shows residents of the address from 2002 to the current day.

  • Property Information

    This section shows property price information for the property from January 1995. This information is not available for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

  • Business at this Address

    This section shows any businesses listed at the address.

  • Demographic Area Profile

    This section shows a basic demographic profile for the area which includes a summary and graphs showing Housing Tenure, Economic Activity, age Distribution, Housing Type, Council Tax Band, Age Profile and Social Group.

  • Neighbours

    This section shows the neighbours of the address and includes telephone numbers where available.

  • Neighbouring Property Prices

    This section shows neighbouring Property Prices from January 1995. This information is not available for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Data Sources

This section shows the last update data for each data source used in the report.

I ordered a Background Report and it hasn't told me anything new

Background Reports for some individuals may appear empty, but in many cases, that is good news. For example, an individual who is not insolvent, does not have CCJs and has not been disqualified as a director, may be the type of person you would like to go into business with.