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Affordable, 100% confidential private investigator services for Local, National & International enquiries.

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With a team of over 200+ private investigators operating globally, UK and London, we provide affordable investigation services for all covering both domestic and commercial markets.

  • Affordable PI Service
  • 100% FULLY Confidential
  • 21+ Years Experience
  • High Success Closure Rate

Do you need to find someone, conduct a background check or think your partner might be cheating? UK Private Investigators provide a full range of professional & discreet services locally, nationally & internationally. Speak to a professional today online, over the phone or via email and discover why we are one of the foremost private investigation companies in The UK.

What does it cost to hire a private investigator?

Details of our private investigator costs can be found by clicking here. Please also contact us with details of your case and we will be happy to provide you with a bespoke, cost effective and affordable quote. You will discover that hiring a private investigator is not as expensive as you thought.

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Background Checks

A Background Check conducted by a Private Investigator will include, when available, a criminal background check, marriage and divorce records, lawsuits, bankruptcies, property records, an address search, phone numbers, relatives & neighbours and a wide variety of other.

Surveillance Services

Maybe your partner is not being as faithful and honest as you, a business associate might be trying to defraud you or perhaps someone you care about has started a habit that is going to be harmful to them. Our surveillance services can determine if you need to take any action.

Cheating Partner

It is often the ‘not knowing’ that is the worst aspect of infidelity in a relationship. At Private Investigators, our cheating partner investigations and detectives can remove the doubts or set your mind at ease or provide you with irrefutable evidence to confront the problem.

Find an Address

Do you need to find a person’s address – someone who owes you money, an old friend, relative or missing persons? Our people tracing service will provide you with their current address within 24 hours. We can start the person trace with just a full name but sometimes may require additional information.

Why hire UK Private Investigators?

Professional Private Investigators

UK Private Investigators are one of the leading Private Investigator and Private Detective Agencies in the UK, London and worldwide. No matter how big or small your investigation, you can be safe in the knowledge that your case will be treated with professionalism, by a devoted Private Investigator committed to delivering the results you need.

Extremely Discreet Services

Leaders in the private investigation domain, we aim to break the taboo around seeking a private investigator and make our services available to anyone who may find themselves in need. If you choose to use our services, we guarantee you absolute discretion when dealing with your case, and we always take extra care with sensitive issues and private matters.

Completely Reliable Investigations

You can count on us to deliver results within an approved time-frame and your own personal set of objectives on your case. Whether that’s asset tracking, fraud, theft, we have a strong history in achieving high standards and high rates of success in private investigation. Don’t take our word for it, click here to read the testimonials of real clients who have achieved fantastic results through our services.

Full International Coverage

We have private investigators ready to take on your case in most Counties, Cities and Towns across The UK and The World. As a truly global network of highly trained Private Investigators, we can assist you wherever you are in the world with whatever your case may be. We also specialise in computer forensics and process serving across the globe.

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UK Private Investigators

UK Private Investigators are one of the leading National and International Private Investigations and Private Detective Agencies in the United Kingdom. We have earned a reputation for discretion, professionalism, reliability and above all, effectiveness. We have been trading with the same name since 1997 and have a fully verifiable history. Furthermore, EVERY testimonial on our website is genuine and can be checked against the original as sent by the client. We strive to provide a highly effective service, at an affordable cost, without any sacrifice to quality.

As a client of UK Private Investigators, you will receive access to some of the most respected National and International Private Investigators and Detectives in The World. This is your guarantee that every private investigation, large or small, will be handled by a dedicated professional Investigator who will work with you to bring you the results you require, whatever and wherever the case may be. Our London detective team will be on hand to assist for London based enquiries.

We understand that it may feel uncomfortable contacting a Private Investigator for the first time, however, we can assure you that every operative employed by UK Private Investigators be it a detective or support agent, we will always be sympathetic, friendly and above all, professional. Our professional indemnity insurance covers a broad range of instances, providing you with further peace of mind. You can rest assured that every Private Investigator and Private Detective employed by UK Private Investigators is fully trained, highly experienced and a member of a National or International Professional body, the members of which are thoroughly screened before being admitted.

Perhaps you are trying to trace a lost friend, relative or debtor, suspect that your business associates are being less honest than you, feel that your spouse or partner is not being faithful or simply wish to have somebody ‘checked out’? . . . Whatever the case, UK Private Investigators will provide you with a highly effective, discreet, professional and reliable service which will bring you the satisfaction and peace of mind you require at a cost you CAN afford.

How do you hire a private investigator?

The answer to this is quite simple. As you are here, you have obviously considered that hiring a private investigator is the right way to resolve your issue or to obtain the evidence you need. So in order to hire a private investigator, simply click here or go to the contact tab at the top of this page. You will find our contact details, address, telephone numbers and a contact form. Either give our office a call and speak with one of our sympathetic and discreet operatives or fill out the contact form – you will receive a response usually within a few minutes. It could not be easier to hire a private investigator through UK Private Investigators.

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You can count on UK Private Investigators to deliver results within an approved time-frame and to your own personal set of objectives. We have a solid history in achieving high standards and high rates of success in private investigation. Don’t take our word for it, read our testimonials from real clients who have achieved great results by using our services.

So, what is a Private Investigator?

A private detective, private investigator or inquiry agent, is a person who can be hired by a business or individual to undertake investigatory legal services on a person, business or asset. The types of equipment used by an investigator can vary from tracking devices to hidden cameras and we are typically are contracted by solicitors in civil and criminal cases.

The services a Private Investigator will provide may differ depending on the individual case or industry in which they are working.

P.I. Magazine, which is a major industry publication, defines a private investigator as a professional who “works to gather information and evidence pertaining to a case or an event…”

Irrespective of the niche a private investigator chooses, their talents lie wholly in being able to gather and analyse information. This may include but will not be limited to:

  • Performing undercover or covert investigations
  • Performing surveillance tasks in town, cities and rural locations
  • Documenting and reporting the results of investigations in a manner that the client or court can clearly understand.
  • Interviewing people with regards to various matters
  • Researching and providing details reported of their findings.

Where Does a Private Investigator Work?

Highly skilled private investigators are in high demand in a wide variety of industries. These may include:

  • Computer forensics and analysis
  • Undercover investigations (covert)
  • Supplier, vendor and employee screening programs (background checks)
  • Crisis intervention
  • Criminal investigations
  • Polygraph (lie detector) services
  • Missing persons, old friends, family members and debtors
  • Pre-employment checks
  • Personal investigations 

A private investigator may decide to focus their specialities on finding mission persons, performing background checks, performing investigative services, or conducting marital and relationship investigations.

Finally, a private investigator may work in a more general capacity, providing a variety of services to their clients. Regardless of the area or industry in which they work, a private investigator should always follow a strict set of standards and ethics.

Finding a private investigator that can deliver a service you’re looking for will not be a challenging task with UK Private Investigators. Our specialist and highly experienced team are qualified in a broad range of private investigations which allows us to offer process serving, surveillance work, cheating spouse/partner and proof of cohabiting services, among many others.

Our local private investigators can be found across the world and we work within a wide variety of jurisdictions and local laws to deliver the irrefutable evidence you require.

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What Do Private Investigators Do?

A private investigator can work to find clues and evidence to prove their client’s suspicions in a wide range of scenarios.  Often, people come to an investigator when they have their doubts that a situation may not be all it seems, or if a person is acting oddly around them.  We are here to help you to get to the bottom of your problem and collect the crucial evidence you need.

Some of the services which private investigators can do include (but are not limited to):

  • Catching a cheating partner: when you have your suspicions that your partner is being unfaithful, is lying to you or is going somewhere they shouldn’t be.
  • Performing background checks: if you are employing someone, inviting someone to live with you or perhaps renting your property, you will want to know that they are the right person to fit your life. Having a background check is an essential service for many businesses, saving a lot of time and hassle when hiring a new worker.
  • Finding a missing person: sometimes, people slip out of our lives. Whether that is through falling out, divorce proceedings or custody battles, sometimes we need to locate a person discreetly.  This is a service for private investigators, able to find a person with only limited resources such as a first name, a phone number or other minor details.
  • Surveillance: often, people want to know what others are up to when they aren’t looking – surveillance offers the chance to see! If you have your doubts about a person’s behaviour or where they are REALLY going when they leave you, surveillance is a great way to get the evidence to prove your suspicions correct.

Other times, private investigators can find out all about a person, their background, where they live, who they are in contact with and what they are saying.  If you are convinced that someone is behaving in odd ways, perhaps they are seeing someone else behind your back or lying to you about where they are really going, private investigators can find the truth!

A great thing about private investigators is that they are not limited to one area; it is possible to locate people, perform covert surveillance and trace people all over the world.  International investigation is an essential part of the private investigator ‘toolkit’, offering the chance to find people anywhere they may be hiding out.  There is no job too big or small for a private investigator!

Why Hire Private Investigators?

Many people will not have been in the situation of requiring a private investigator before, so may not be aware of the main benefits of hiring a professional investigator!  There are lots of reasons why taking on the services of a professional private investigator could be a great choice:

Firstly, a professional detective will have the skills, knowledge and contacts to be able to perform their job well.  It is sometimes possible to find limited information about people using databases, the internet or social media, but you often cannot get in deep enough to be able to fully locate people, find out about their complete background (including any criminal activities, employment, status etc.) without having the right tools at your disposal.

Private investigators are a real investment for good, as when we have nagging doubts that something is not right, perhaps in a relationship or within our family lives, it can have a devastating effect on our mental health as well as our physical wellbeing.  Through getting your issues resolved using the skills of a private investigator, you are potentially saving yourself days, months, years even of heartache and not knowing – it is often the “not knowing” which hurts the most when something is amiss in a relationship.

With professional private investigator services, you can be sure of 100% discreet services.  Whether you are undertaking covert surveillance, tracing a person or performing background checks, one of the number one rules is that the person in question must be completely unaware.  This is important to ensure they do not change their behaviour while they are being watched, as well as for the safety of the case.  When you take on the services of a detective, you always know that you are safe that the person in question will be completely unaware of the investigation.

Finally, it is important to know that your private investigator has the skills and tools to be able to carry out the job competently.  When we attempt to find things out for ourselves, we often end up getting stuck at a dead end or being unable to go any further into a database.  Detectives and private investigators have the skills and tools to be able to find the information you require with discretion and sensitivity, keeping your information completely confidential.  There really is no alternative.

How Much do Private Investigator Services Cost?

The question of cost is an important one when it comes to hiring a private investigator.  UK Private Investigators offers a low cost and affordable service, but it very much depends on the nature of the investigation, to how complex it is and how many resources will be required to complete the task.  In fact, it is impossible to say how much private investigator services will cost without speaking to the client first!

Once we have a full and clear picture of the situation we can then discuss the likely fee for the service (s) required.  Our clients always fully understand exactly how we expect to proceed before we accept their instruction.

Some agencies in the private investigation business charge a set fee for a number of hours’ work.  This is useful when dealing with issues of cheating partners for example, where an operative can set aside a number of hours to investigate the case.  Other expenses such as extensive travel, recording equipment etc. may be included within the hourly rate, others may not.

When browsing agencies to perform your private investigation work, you may find some charge surveillance fees as little as £35 per hour, ranging up to over £100+ per hour.  Background checks can range between £150-£1000+.  You may see some agencies offer tracing investigations on a “no find, no fee” basis and others may not.  It is important that you ask your private investigator about their fee structure and costs.  You need to be comfortable with the agency you choose to work with! Contact us for details of our fees, which you will find to be extremely competitive and affordable.

When you choose to work with UK Private investigators, you will be sure that you can get in contact with your operative any time of the day or night, as we operate on a 24/7 basis.  We can be reached through our telephone number here in the UK Free any time, and we have a separate international number will can be used for calls outside of the UK.

How to hire a private investigator?

Hiring a private detective was once a challenging process. Only a few years ago, Private investigation companies didn’t even have professional indemnity insurance, which posed a serious risk to the client if problems arise. In today’s time it is a very simple process to enquire about the types of services offered by a detective agency.

Simply fill in the contact form, live chat or submit a question directly to our email address and a member of our support team will be in contact with you shortly.

A Credible Private Investigation Agency

– We are mentioned on Wikipedia
– Our testimonials are genuine.
– Your satisfaction is of utmost importance to UK Private Investigators and is taken into consideration at every step of dealing with your case.
All of our Private Investigators are highly qualified and professionally trained.
– We have a history of maintaining confidence and achieving high rates of success for our clients.
– We hold over £1 million in indemnity insurance.

​​​​​​​As professionals, our Private Investigators based in the UK and across the globe are trained to be objective; to keep an open mind and look for what’s there, not what we hope or expect to find. This is especially important when investigating sensitive cases such as marital infidelity or cheating where strong and conflicting emotions can otherwise get in the way of the truth.

We are an established and experienced Private Investigation agency who have been in operation since 1997. In that time, we have developed strong codes of practice and have the requisite experience to deal with almost any situation.

​​​​We have assisted countless corporate, legal and private clients with cases that vary greatly in scale, type and objective, always doing our utmost to provide our clients with exactly what they need at a cost they can afford.

Low-Cost & Effective Services – Guaranteed

For an accurate estimate, contact us. Explain your case in as much detail as you have available to you and we’ll take care of the rest from that point onward. We will quickly return a clear plan of action for your approval with an indication of how much you will expect to pay before we start working on the investigation.

​​​​​​We do all we can to keep our fees at a competitive low rate, and there will be no hidden extras or add-ons to the final bill. In the unlikely event that extra costs do arise during the investigation, you will be fully briefed on any additional cost to you before we proceed.

Get in Touch

Get in touch today for a confidential consultation with one of our Private Investigators. Contact us for free today. With no obligation to take your case any further, you have nothing to lose. You can contact us at any time of the day or night, seven days a week, and calls are free on our UK number: 0800 043 1754. If you are calling from outside the UK, you can reach us at any time on: +44 20 3784 4458.

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