Corporate Tracing

Debtors, Missing Tenants, Beneficiaries, Absconders, Defence Witnesses


What is tracing?
The term ‘tracing’ is used to describe the process of locating an individuals current address, once an individual has moved properties or changed contact details it can be incredibly difficult to regain contact especially if that individual has a reason not to be found.

We often see situations where the individual is not making an attempt to hide, they have simply moved properties and systems haven’t been updated to reflect the changes; in other situations the individual has a reason not to be found which usually tends to be debt related.

In many situations the individual needs locating because they have either changed address or contact details and the system used to store those details has not been updated with the most recent information. We often find that people who fail to notify you of their address change have done so with the intention of making it difficult to find them and usually have a motive that is often debt related.

Our service is completely discrete and we will never make any attempt to contact the subject unless you have specifically requested we do so, we have helped companies recover thousands in bad debt by finding these individuals however tracing is not limited to locating gone away debtors.

Corporate Tracing

  • Absconders
  • Beneficiaries
  • Defence Witnesses
  • Missing Tenants
  • Previous Colleagues

Do not be deterred by a lack of information about your subject, through a combination of skill, determination and industry experience, we have successfully traced individuals using only the tiniest fragments of information.


Case Study

One of our clients had been named as the executor of an old friends estate, when the friend passed away our client was dealing with the will but was having trouble locating one of the beneficiaries that had been listed. He sent letters to the address but the post was returned saying that the individual had moved out of the property some years ago.

The client had the beneficiaries full name and a previous address but did not have a date of birth or any idea where they may have moved to, using the information he had we ran various searches and couldn’t find anything more recent than an address we found they were present at approximately 5 years ago.

We looked at the possible options and did some searches to see who was resident at the address with them 5 years ago when we noticed that a tenant under a different name with the same date of birth was also linked to the property at the same time. We followed the trail under the new name and were able to locate a new address for our potential beneficiary.

If you are trying to find somebody who has recently gone missing the first thing you should do is report it to the police and the Missing Persons Website
We spoke to our client and found out that he knew the beneficiary had family in that city and was likely it could be them but would like us to visit the property in order to confirm that we had the correct address before sending any more paperwork to them.

We made a visit to the address and after speaking to the tenant found out that they had changed their name by deed poll after a divorce and didn’t want to take her maiden name. She showed us documentation to prove that she was indeed the beneficiary we had been trying to locate and agreed to contact our client to discuss the will. We left her the contact details and she was able to contact our client who arranged a meeting to discuss the estate and inheritance.


  • After months of not receiving rent I tried to confront the tenants and they disappeared. I was owed just over £3000 so visited the previous address they supplied but had no luck, all of the phone numbers I had for them were going straight to voicemail so i decided to seek help. I gave the details I had for the tenants and had a new address for them the same week, the case is now going to court and reveal helped me serve the documents as well.

    VN, Speedwell

  • After months of trouble with staff we consulted Reveal for assistance, my case manager arranged a meeting and was very discrete upon his visit. After a brief discussion we decided to put our trust in their hands and we have no regrets. Our main concern was ensuring that we had enough evidence to confirm our suspicions before confronting the two staff members, the team advised us on how best to approach the situation and also when the evidence was sufficient enough to present.

    SME, Montpelier

  • I had been considering calling an investigator for a long time and finally decided I would speak to somebody just to find out if it would even be possible to find out what my wife had been doing. I felt my case manager went the extra mile to make sure I understood what all the options were and really helped me make the decision without trying to be pushy or do something I wasn't comfortable with. Ultimately the evidence was exactly what i needed to move on with my life.

    PK, Lawrence Hill