Private Investigator North East

Private Investigator North East Private Investigator North East

Lateo Surveillance Ltd offers a Private Investigator North East Serving: Durham, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and Yorkshire.

Who are we?

Private Investigator North East is Lateo Surveillance Ltd a leading Private Investigation and Commercial Surveillance Company.  We offer a wide range of investigatory services to our Private Clients across the North East and our Commercial Clients across the UK and internationally.

Where are we?

We are located and have offices in Durham (just off the A1 and A690) and Harrogate North Yorkshire (just off the A61) near to Ripely see our contact page for more information and addresses.  If you wish to visit us please arrange an appointment in advance and we will be pleased to see you.

Why come to us?

If you want complete customer confidence in an unregulated, unlicensed industry where ANYONE (untrained, unqualified, inexperienced and with a criminal record) can set up an investigation company overnight.  Look no further.

Many of our competitor are ‘online’ agents who advertise they are local when they are not.  These con men & women will ‘farm out’ your case via online groups where there is no control measures to protect your personal or sensitive information.

We are qualified, experienced investigators who work to an ethical company policy.

We can meet you in person if you wish for a completely free no pressure, no obligation consultation.

Our investigations are fully compliant with the following;

Private Investigator North East Services:


Anti Social Investigation

It is not only households that suffer from anti social behavior, businesses can also suffer from this sort of behavior and is an increasing problem for many. A small incident can quickly develop to the stage where it is negatively impacting on your business and this, in turn, can affect the situation in your private life and soon life becomes intolerable. No matter if it is a neighbor related issue that started over the parking of cars or problems with the children in the street or the teenagers on the street corner, you can take steps to combat these types of situation. We have dealt with numerous situations such as this and worked with our clients to provide them with a solution that is right for them or their business. We have deployed specialist teams and/or equipment to help you gain the evidence that you need to remove or reduce the impact that these situations are having on you.  You may have contacted the Police but they have been unable to assist, they may even have made the matter worse. Are you suffering from intimidation and harassment around your home or business?


Commercial Investigation

All of the hard work that you, your colleagues and your good employees have done over years can be ruined by a select few employees that seem determined to spoil it for everyone. Situations such as this, where a few rotten apples within  business can quickly affect the morale amongst the wider employee base which in turn can affect production which of course leads to reduced profit margins. As a senior manager or business owner can you stand by and watch this happen but do nothing? Quite simply there are ethical and legal ways of dealing with such incidents, solutions that will allow the business to refocus and strive on once more. Our commercial investigation team are experienced, qualified investigators with a raft of solutions that can help bring these issues to a satisfactory conclusion for you. We have investigated director and employee fraud, including; theft, absenteeism and serious misconduct. Business owners should see our commercial investigation page and read the following post, Can I monitor my Staff?


Covert Vehicle Tracking

Where has your vehicle or vehicles been today? Have they carried out the task that you set them? Did your partner go to work as they said or did they go elsewhere? You could be a business or a private individual but you may have the same problem…not knowing where a vehicle is or has been and this can have a negative impact on you, your relationship, the business or even all 3! Whatever the situation, business or personal, covert vehicle tracking can be the answer. It can help you establish the truth and in most cases is extremely cost effective.Do you need to know where a vehicle has been? Did it stop anywhere? How long was it were at a location? What frequency does it visit this location? Is this one of your business competitors or perhaps you suspect infidelity?


Counter Surveillance

Counter Surveillance is a team of watchers, watching the watchers. It may be carried out with the assistance of technical measure also depending on the situation. Can you imagine how you would feel thinking that you are being watched but knowing that there is no reason for it? How unnerving would this be for you, your family or your business associates? We can help confirm that you are being watched and by whom and assist you with a plan to ensure your safety going forward.

Our counter surveillance team offer an excellent service throughout the North East, Nationwide, and Internationally. We will confirm if someone is watching you in a physical or technical capacity.


Matrimonial Investigation

If you suspect infidelity then in most cases your instincts will be correct. thinking it and knowing it is one thing, proving it is another. We are experienced matrimonial investigators, we are discreet and will help you find the truth so that you can move on with your life. If you are getting a divorce or separation then there will be a financial settlement and it is crucial that you have the evidence to help you get what you deserve with the facts to back up what you have always suspected.  We have helped identified infidelity on countless occasions and with the utmost discretion.


Proof of Cohabitation

Do you need to prove cohabitation as part of a divorce or separation? Initially, amicable situations can soon turn in the opposite direction once a financial settlement approaches. Imagine that you have been told that your former partner is now living with someone else but they have not informed you of their change of circumstance. This can directly affect your financial contribution and more importantly the situation with your children. Surely it is only right that you know who is living with your children? We can help you establish if someone is or is not living in a property with your former partner and your children?  Our Proof of Cohabitation Service will give you the answers.


Tracing & Background Checks
We offer a no find no fee service in the first instance when taking on this service. You may be looking for a family member, a former lover, an old friend or maybe a debtor from a previous business? All we require to progress an investigation of this sort is a valid reason and proof of identity. With a no find no fee offer in place, what have you got to worry about?

What to expect on our initial meeting:

Private Investigator North EastMeeting in person – Because we really are located in the North East we can meet in person. We will identify ourselves, present and sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement before we discuss your case. Providing you do not wish us to commit or further any illegal activity (knowingly) you can have complete confidence, your personal information is safe with us.

Private Investigator North East will discuss your requirements; in order to establish your clear aim i.e. ‘Identify if my partner drives straight to work and returns without stopping on route’ or ‘Identify and photograph who my business partner meets’.

You will be presented with options to consider and prices which, specific to surveillance can be found here. We will take as much information as we need to conduct the proposed investigation via our per-surveillance/investigation form.

What to bring along – You may want to bring any up to date information that may assist us such as photographs, addresses or vehicle details such as a vehicle registration number, make & model.

Private Investigator North East Telephone Contact – As discussed above we will identify the aim of the investigation. You will be forward a signed Non-disclosure Agreement and if required a per-surveillance/investigation form to complete, if we feel this is needed. At this stage you are free to think about the options we present and cost, you certainly won’t be placed under any pressure whatsoever to make a decision on the spot.

Pre Investigation

Payment – Payments can be made via our homepage using a debit or credit card. We accept; bank transfers or cash, receipts will always be presented. Payments will appear as ‘Lateo Services’

Deposit – Private clients are required to pay a minimum 50% deposit prior to agreed works commencing. The remainder of the balance to be paid upon completion of the task, prior to receiving reports, photographs or video footage.

Cancellation – Deposits are fully refundable up to 48hrs prior to the arranged works commencing. After 48hrs the deposit becomes non refundable however, if cancellation is not less than 24hrs the deposit may be used against other works to be conducted (strictly) within 4 weeks. Cancellation less than 24hrs the deposit is non refundable and cannot be used for any other works.

Post Investigation

Once the investigation is complete, payment settled and you have received all the information obtained during the course of the investigation via an agreed method of transfer; we will send a destruction certificate.

If you have any questions please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

For further information on Lateo Surveillance Ltd see our About us page.

Prices can be found on our Fees Page.

For a completely free, no pressure consultation, contact us.

Please contact us via the website contact us page, you can email direct at or you can find us on social media Facebook Lateo Surveillance Twitter LateoSurv where you can private message us.  Alternatively, please call or text leaving a message and we can call you straight back : +44 (0) 797 4659 016 

Private Investigator North East

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