As with all Estate Agents, Hills Residential is subject to the Money Laundering Regulations 2017. This means that we must obtain and hold identification and proof of address for all customers. Additionally, we are also required to establish whether there are any beneficial owners on whose behalf the transaction or activity is taking place, hence, we would request you to identify anyone who you would consider to be a beneficial owner. Where appropriate, the source or destination of funds may also be requested. Without this information we will be unable to proceed with any work on your behalf.
Below is a list of acceptable identity documents. We require sight of all original or certified documents. Subject to your individual circumstances, Hills Residential may liaise with you for further/other documentation.
Individual identity documents
Hills Residential requires one document from List A and one document from List B.
LIST A – IDENTITY DOCUMENT
Current signed passport
Valid UK driving licence
EEA member state identity card
LIST B – PROOF OF ADDRESS
UK/EU/EEA Drivers Licence (if UK Drivers Licence not used as ID)
Must be valid, not expired. Photo only. Full or provisional.
Bank, Building Society or Credit Union Statement
Dated with 3 months. Must include account number and show recent activity. No general correspondence.
Credit Card Statement
Dated within 3 months. Must include account number and show recent activity. No general correspondence.
UK, EU, EEA Mortgage statement
Dated within 12 months. Must show account number. No general correspondence.
Dated within 6 months E.g. Gas, electricity, water. Must show address for service and/or account number. No general correspondence.
Dated within 6 months E.g. Landline or mobile pay monthly (excluding pay as you go). Must show address for service and/or account number. No general correspondence.
Dated within 12 months. Must show address for service and/or account number. No general correspondence.
Dated with 12 months. Must state full name and full property address. Issued by local council, housing association, solicitor or reputable letting agent.
Benefits Entitlement Letter
Dated within 12 months. Issued by DWP or Jobcentre plus. Must confirm benefit payable at time of issue. E.g. Pension, disability, single parent, housing etc.
HMRC Tax Notification
Dated with 6 months. Must state national insurance number and tax calculation. No general correspondence.
Home or Motor Insurance Certificate
Dated within 12 months. Must state insured address or registered address for vehicle and policy number. No general correspondence.
UK solicitors letter confirming house purchase/land registration
Dated with 3 months. Must state full name of new proprietor and full property address.
NHS Medical Card or letter from GP confirming registration
Dated within 3 months. Must state individual’s date of birth and NHS number. No general correspondence.
Official confirmation of Electoral Register entry or official poll card
Dated within 12 months. Must state full name and full address. No general correspondence.
Police Registration Certificate
Dated within 12 months. Must state the full residential address of the individual.
If you are acting as a Representative of an Estate, we require the following:
Grant of Probate (if a will was left)
Letter of administration (if no will left)
Individual identity evidence from List A & B for the Personal Representative, either executor or administrator
If you are acting as a Representative of a UK Company, we will also require the following:
Certificate of Incorporation
Articles of Association
Memorandum of Association
Latest Annual Return or Confirmation Statement, with details of current company officers
If offshore, nominee director declaration and a general power of attorney
Individual identity evidence from List A and B for all individuals or entities with 25% or more of the shares or voting rights in the company
If you are acting as a Representative of an Offshore Company, we will also require the following: