Proof of Identification and proof of Address
Before we are able to act for a vendor, purchaser, landlord or tenant, we are required by the Money Laundering Legislation 2017, to demonstrate that we know the customers with whom we are dealing with. These legal obligations are designed to reduce the social and economic impact of organised crime in the UK.
As Estate Agents, we are legally obliged to obtain a Proof of Identification and a Proof of Address for anyone selling, buying, renting or letting a property. If there are two people involved in the sale, purchase, let or rent, BOTH individuals are required to provide two proofs.
We must see sight of all original documents or alternatively, certified copies. Where providing original identity documents they will need to be seen in the presence of the document holder. For the avoidance of doubt, a certified copy should be certified by an individual from a recognisable profession (i.e. doctor, teacher, solicitor, bank manager, accountant or public notary), with the copy containing the details of the individual certifying it along with their contact details.
Below is a list of acceptable identity documents. You will be required to provide one document from List A and one recent document from List B, dated within the last three months.
|List A||List B|
Current signed passport
|Recent utility bill|
Valid UK or EEA driving licence
|Recent mortgage statement|
|EEA* member state identity card||Recent bank/building society statement|
|National photo identity card||Valid UK or EEA* driving licence|
|State pension benefits book|
|Home or motor insurance certificate|
|Current local authority tax bill/tenancy agreement|
|Solicitors letter confirming house purchased/land registration|
|Electoral Register entry|
|NHS Medical card|
*EEA countries are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden & United Kingdom
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