UK property Owner Fraud Prevention Guide

In order for us to protect our clients interests from both identity and property fraud, as well as complying with anti-money laundering regulations, the documents listed below are required before we can commence with any of our services. The purpose is to ensure that the property owner’s bank accounts are verified for rent payments and any instructions received are from the Landlord.

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Identification

For each co-owner of the property. A readble photo or scan showing your full ID including bar codes. Photo’s should not have any camera flash or glares.

  • Passport
  • Driving Licence
  • National ID Card
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Proof of Property Ownership

A readable scan or photo showing both your legal name and the property address on the document which matches your identification.

  • Land Registry Title Document
  • Sales Document
  • Service Charge Invoice
  • Sales completion statement from solicitors
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Bank Details

A photo or scan of your bank statement that matches the legal name on your identification and shows your home address.

  • Legal Name
  • Home Address
  • Account Number
  • Sort Code

** For international banks there is a £30 additional fee per remittance **

Data Protection

We are registered with the UK Government’s Information Commissioner’s Office to hold private information.

Membership Number: Z2884909

Further References

For more information please see the links below

Property Fraud
UK Government HMCE – Ownership Fraud
UK Government HMRC – Rent Fraud
UK Police Rental Fraud
£22m stolen annually

UK Regulations
Anti-Money Laundering

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