HM Land Registry requires ID1 form verification to certify the identity of those participating in a conveyancing process, whether that be when registering a mortgage or surrendering a lease but are not represented by a conveyancing solicitor. The list of processes which require the verification are as follows:
– Transfers – even when not for something of value
– Transfers and deeds relating to the trustees being appointed or retiring
– Registering leases – whether or not for value
– Registering mortgages
– Discharge or release of a mortgage
– Lease surrenders
– When title deeds have been lost or destroyed and applications for first registration are required
All other applications for compulsory first registrations
What is an ID1 form?
So what is an ID1 form? It is an official document which is used to to protect against registration fraud in the circumstances described above. The unrepresented parties must fill in the form themselves, then have it witnessed by an approved person, who must carry out due diligence on the person completing the form.
To have your identity verified you will need to see either a Chartered Legal Executive, a solicitor/barrister or go to an HMRC customer information centre in person.
What do you need to complete the form?
If you attend an HMRC centre, you will need to take identification and a passport sized photo. This must have been taken within the last three months and show your face visibly.
If you choose to have your identity checked by a solicitors, you will need:
– Two identical passport sized photographs, again less than 3 months old with your face clearly visible
– Valid passport
– Current UK/EU/Isle of Man/Channel Islands photocard driving licence (not provisional)
– Current biometric residence permit issued by UK Home Office
Or two of the following:
– Credit Card (Mastercard/Visa/American Express) or Debit Card (Maestro/Visa) along with an original account statement less than three months old
– Utility Bill less than three months old – received by post
– Council tax bill less than three months old
– Council rent book showing the last three months rent paid
– Mortgage statement for the accounting year just ended – received by post
– Certificate for firearm or shotgun
The form is valid for three months and so get it approved when you are ready to move.