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Evidence of identity: conveyancers (PG67)

This guide explains when evidence of identity is required and how it should be given. It is aimed at conveyancers (practice guide 67).

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This guide explains when evidence of identity is required and how it should be given. It is aimed at conveyancers and you should interpret references to ‘you’ accordingly.

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Published 10 November 2008
Last updated 8 January 2018 + full page history
  1. Sections 5.1, 6.1 and 11 have been amended to clarify our requirements in relation to rule 17 identity evidence for attorneys.
  2. Section 4 has been amended to clarify that evidence of identity is required for a lender but not for their attorney or agent for a paper discharge or a deed of substituted security.
  3. Section 8.2 has been amended to clarify that HM Land Registry will contact conveyancers and other verifiers to check that an identity form completed in their name is genuine.
  4. Section 4.1 has been amended to clarify when a ‘facility letter’ issued in relation to a person’s identity can be used.
  5. A new section 7 has been inserted dealing with situations where an application to HM Land Registry is re-lodged or renewed by a different conveyancer to the one who lodged it originally. Section 8 has been amended to clarify that both sides of a photograph in form ID1 and form ID2 are required when copies are sent electronically.
  6. Video about How to avoid Land Registry requisitions: Confirmation of identity added.
  7. Section 6.3 has been amended to clarify that, where evidence of identity is supplied in respect of a change of name application, we also need to see evidence in the person’s former name.
  8. Section 7.1 has been amended to clarify that the photograph being attached to an identity form must be in colour.
  9. Link to the advice we offer added.
  10. Sections 3.1 and 7 have been amended. CILEx Conveyancing Practitioners, Chartered Legal Executive Conveyancing Practitioners, Chartered Legal Executives and an officer of the UK armed forces serving overseas can now verify identity. Changes have also been made to forms ID1 and ID2.
  11. Welsh translation added.
  12. First published.