From 9 November 2015, the Victorian Government requires an identity check from all clients for ‘any legal work relating to the buying and selling of property’. It is similar to the ‘100 points’ rule that applies when you are opening a new bank account – although the combination of documents you provide will differ from what a bank requires.
If you are unable, for any reason, to attend in-person at our office to present these documents, there are other options available to verify your identity. A service can be provided by an independent third party, and it is likely you will be charged by this party for their services.
Below is a guide explaining the original documents you must now produce when undertaking a property transaction.