Police launch fraud probe into Dorset property management firm

A PROPERTY management firm that operates in the Christchurch and Poole areas is being investigated by police.

Detectives from Dorset Police’s Economic Crime Unit are carrying out a fraud investigation relating to Initiative Property Management Limited.

Dorset Police said it had received a number of reports relating to the firm, which mainly operates in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole areas.

Detective Inspector Andrew Kennard, of the Economic Crime Unit, said: “It is the early stages of our investigation and preliminary enquiries are underway.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who thinks their property management company may have been affected.

“If you would like to report a matter to Dorset Police, in the first instance please can you find out whether a report has already been made in relation to your particular location to ensure only one report is submitted for each management contract.”

Visitors to the company website are greeted with this image

Visitors to the company website are greeted with this image

Anyone visiting the Initiative Property Management website today is greeted with a ‘Maintenance Mode’ graphic – with no options.

The company is listed as being based at Branksome Park House, on the Branksome Business Park, in Poole.

On the Companies House website, Initiative Property Management Ltd has one director listed.

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via, quoting Operation Interest or incident number 55230141924. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.