Private Investigators in York

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Our York Private Detectives work with private customers, high-net-worth individuals, and corporate clients.

Bond Rees are the leading private investigators in York. With our team of experienced, highly skilled private investigators, our 98.7% success rate speaks for itself. Our private detective agency is comprised of professional ex-police force, ex-military, and cyber security experts who are ready to deliver results on both a personal and corporate level.

So whether you need a swift bug sweep of your commercial offices, surveillance on a cheating spouse, writ or divorce paper serving, a discreet trace on a missing person or family member, or even legal evidence gathering for an upcoming court case, we can help.

We cover the whole of the UK with offices situated locally in many towns and cities across the country including York.

Bond Rees have extensive experience in the fields of private and corporate investigation and the manpower, resources, and knowledge to provide the highest calibre of investigation.

If you or your business require professional and reliable investigative services, contact Bond Rees today to find out how we can help you.

Private Investigator Services in York

Our size, coverage, and resources enable us to provide the widest range of effective and discreet professional investigative services in the UK. Here are some examples of the projects our Private Investigators in York tackle every day:

  • Person tracing (We trace lost relatives, ex-partners and old flames from school, find probate beneficiaries, find people in the UK, fine people abroad, find cowboy builders who owe money from an unfinished project, etc.)
  • Debtor Tracing (Someone who owes you money like a tenant who didn’t pay rent)
  • GPS Vehicle Tracking
  • Covert & undercover surveillance
  • Infidelity Investigation (We offer surveillance to catch cheating husband, wife or partner, benefits cheats, theft by employees, etc.)
  • Corporate Investigations (Due diligence, corporate espionage, spying, intelligence gathering, corruption, and competitor investigations.)
  • Financial Investigations
  • International Investigations
  • International People Tracing (USA, Canada, Australia, Africa, Asia, etc)
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Employee investigations (such as employee theft, employee fraud, employee misconduct, and data Protection Act breach investigations)
  • Business partner investigations (for theft and corruption)
  • Bug sweeping of homes, hotel rooms and commercial offices
  • Surveillance Equipment / Covert CCTV installationBrand Protection Investigation
  • Vehicle tracking / Find a stolen car
  • Cyber Crime (Scammers. Phishing, Electronic money theft, Cryptocurrency theft, Phone & Computer Hacking, Identity Theft, Stolen Money, Computer Forensics, Security Penetration Checks (Pen Testing), etc)
  • Process serving (e.g serving of legal documents, such as divorce papers, writs, summons, section 8 and section 21 notices, etc)
  • Telephone number tracing
  • Lie Detector Testing (also called Polygraph Examination)
  • Background Checking
  • Tracing Land Owners
  • Identity theft investigations
  • Catfishing investigations
  • Family law investigations
  • False allegations and character assassination
  • Investigate troublesome neighbours (for damage, drug dealing, domestic violence, etc)
  • Evidence gathering for accidents and assaults to prove negligence or otherwise
  • Locate struck off doctors
  • Coercive behaviour and gaslighting investigations
  • Stalking, Exploitation & Harassment investigations
  • Illegitimate child search / paternity investigations
  • Searches for parents not paying child support
  • Find children who have been taken away by parent
  • Finding birth father or biological mother
  • Evidence for prima facie defamation (e.g Finding someone who posted photos, comments, or damaging information on chat forums, social media and website comments.)
  • Tech fraud (Bank hacking, crypto theft / hack forensics and tracing, phishing email fraud, etc.)
  • Close protection services
  • Mystery shopper investigations
  • Fly Tipping Investigation
  • Brand Protection Investigation
  • Address tracking
  • Service of court order
  • Attend and make court hearing notes at criminal trials
  • Suspicious neighbour investigations
  • Grooming investigations

Why choose Bond Rees Private Investigators in York?

Bond Rees are true professionals in the private and corporate investigation industry; we will fulfil our promises you and keep you updated at every stage of your investigation. We will provide you with a detailed report and photographic evidence at the conclusion of every piece of work we undertake for you.

York-based Private Investigators have been feature in the press in the UK, and overseas

We are the most established and experienced private investigation agency in the UK. Our York-based detectives are among some of the best in the industry. Due to our depth of expertise, we are regularly contacted for an expert opinion by media titles, and have been featured in the press worldwide, including The New York Post, Huffington Post, The Sun, Yahoo Life, The Mirror, Lad Bible, Bristol Post, and Wales Online.

We have many years of experience providing effective and successful private and corporate investigation throughout the UK and an impressive track record for achieving accurate results supported by irrefutable evidence.

Bond Rees employ only the highest quality of professional private detectives who have a background in military, police, or government service and all the necessary credentials to undertake the most robust and legitimate of investigations.

We fully appreciate the sensitive nature of private and corporate investigation work and the information you divulge to us and will ensure absolute discretion and confidentiality at all times.

Bond Rees will work alongside you to explore the details of your situation or concern and customise our investigation to meet your exact needs and requirements.

We will always go above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction and the results and evidence that you require.

Areas of York our private detectives serve

Locations we cover in York

Bond Rees are a nationwide company and can provide our professional and efficacious private or corporate investigation services wherever you are in the UK. We have local branches situated throughout the country. Our private investigators in York have an office located to the north of the city centre close to the Double Tree Hilton Hotel.

We cover the surrounding areas extending to the Howardian Hills, Harrogate, Selby and out to the coastal towns of Filey to Mappleton from this office.

Bond Rees is a UK-wide investigations agency with local detectives based across Yorkshire, including Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Rotherham, and Wakefield.

How to access private investigation services in York

Bond Rees are easy to contact. Just use any of the below communication methods and an advisor will get straight back to you to discuss your enquiry:


Text: 07792 762 511


You can call any of the below numbers depending on the service you require:

Private Detective Services: 0800 002 9468

Lie Detector Services: 0800 051 5329

People Tracing Services: 0800 270 7260

Process Serving & other services: 0800 773 4931

Or use the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Private Investigator Costs York

The exact cost of the work we undertake for you will depend on the details of your case and the package you require.

An estimated guide to costs for our professional private and corporate investigation services is provided below for your information:

People tracing services from £99 to £489.

Surveillance ranging from £389 to £780.

GPS Tracking Devices from £99 to £988.

Lie Detector Testing from £450 per test.

Corporate Investigations starting from £740.

Bug Sweeping Services starting from £998.

Why hire a private detective in York?

Bond Rees provide professional private investigation services in York and across the UK that can assist with all manner of issues and difficulties you may be experiencing in your personal life and offer a practical solution to address these.

You may want to become more informed or determine the truth about an individual or circumstances, locate a missing person you care about or an avoidant debtor, or acquire evidence to support your case within legal action or proceedings.

Our private investigation services can provide the answers and evidence you need.

Bond Rees have a dedicated team of professional private detectives and access to state-of-the-art resources to achieve results in minimal timescales.

Trying to undertake private investigation yourself or relying on an amateur to conduct this can be a frustrating and disappointing endeavour without the training, skills and technology that a professional private detective has available to them.

You may never uncover the accurate truth of a situation and evidence you obtain may not be robust enough to meet stringent criteria to enable it to stand up in court or justify further action.

There is also a legal framework around private investigation in the UK and you may commit a criminal offence inadvertently, placing yourself at risk of civil or criminal legal action being taken against you.

By hiring Bond Rees to undertake private investigation you can feel confident that there will be no drift or delay, that investigation will be comprehensive and legitimate and that you will have the conclusive evidence that you need to address whatever issue you are facing. 

What benefits can my York business see from hiring you?

Bond Rees are a highly experienced provider of corporate investigation services across the UK, and we have helped both small and large businesses operating in a range of industries to address concerns regarding fraud or misconduct by employees or others associated with the company.

If you have suspicions of wrongdoing within or against your business, we have the experience, private detectives, knowledge, and resources to get to the bottom of whatever is going on and provide you with the evidence you need to regain control and act to protect your business from harm.

You may have noticed discrepancies in stock, assets, or accounting; you may be concerned that company resources or equipment are being misused; you may have an employee who is claiming sick pay or injury compensation fraudulently.

Bond Rees will work with you to identify the source of any threat to the wellbeing and health of your business and give you the tools you need to resolve it.

We always undertake every investigation in a legally compliant and ethical manner meaning that any evidence we provide will be credible and that there will be no risk of legal action to you or your business as a result of our work and findings.

If you need help to protect your business, reputation and revenue, contact Bond Rees today to find out how our services can provide the pragmatic and effective solution.

Do you help law firms in York?

Bond Rees Private Investigators in York are able to provide professional and reliable services to any York legal firm requiring our assistance.

We are happy to help with process serving, person tracing, background checking or any other professional requirement you or your client may need us for.

Just contact us via any of the above provided methods.

Are private investigators legal?

Private investigation is completely legal in the UK and a recognised and respected professional occupation.

Reports and evidence provided by professional private detectives can be used to support legal cases and private detectives can also provide witness statements.

There is legislation in the UK that provide a framework around what can and cannot be undertaken when conducting private investigation such as:

  • GDPR
  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • Investigatory Powers Act 2016
  • Data Protection Act 2018
  • Protection from Harassment Act 1997

Bond Rees have full knowledge and understanding of the law pertaining to private and corporate investigation and undertake all tasks in a legally compliant manner.

What can a private investigator legally do?

There are many activities our Private Investigators in York can legally carry out to gain information and evidence during a private investigation.

Physically following someone (covert surveillance) and the use of surveillance equipment to provide visual and concrete evidence of surveillance findings is completely legal in the UK.

Searches of databases and records online with specialist software and technology can be legitimately conducted to gain information about an individual and their background.

Social media searches can be legally undertaken to gain insight into a person’s lifestyle, behaviours, and social networks.

Physical reconnaissance of a location, dwelling or premises and “door knocking” or local enquiries are all actions that a professional private investigator can take without committing any misdemeanour or offence.

If certain criteria are met it is legal to utilise GPS vehicle tracking devices to uncover the locations a vehicle is driven to.

Private Investigator FAQs

Will my situation be appropriate for private investigation?

Bond Rees have dealt with all kinds of situations in people’s personal and professional lives and provided the practical course of action to address these.

We are confident that we will be able to provide a service to resolve whatever issue or difficulty you are experiencing.

Will I know how my investigation is progressing?

Absolutely. We will provide regular update and information throughout the investigation process and a full report and evidence at the end of every piece of work we undertake.

Will there be additional or unexpected costs?

No. Bond Rees will make you fully aware of the final price of any work we undertake for you prior to you making any commitment to hire us or parting with any money.

Do you cover my area?

Yes. Bond Rees cover the whole of the UK with locally offices distributed throughout including in York. 

Will you achieve the results I need?

Bond Rees are the leading UK provider of private and corporate investigation services and will always go the extra mile to achieve the outcomes you require.

When can my investigation start?

Bond Rees have private detectives across the UK ready and available to start work for you whenever you need it.

How can I hire Bond Rees?

Just contact us via any of the above methods and an advisor will call you straight back to discuss your requirement and get work started on your investigation.

Our Private Investigators in York are available 24/7 and look forward to providing the solution to whatever issue you or your business are facing.

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