Land Registry ID1 Form
Posted on 11th March 2020
The ID1 Form is a standard Form used by the Land Registry in order to satisfy themselves of an individual’s identity. With the risk of property fraud in mind, this is just one of the ways in which the Land Registry work to prevent the same. See our blog on how to best protect yourself from property fraud.
The ID1 is used in instances where a party has not been legally represented in a particular transaction, in which a change to a property’s title is being noted at the Land Registry. Such changes can include transfers of equity, for example.
One common occasion, in which MG Legal’s solicitors in Preston are required to utilise the ID1 Form, is where property is being transferred from the joint names of two parties, to the sole name of one.
The, soon to be, sole owner of the property should seek legal representation from their property solicitor, whom is able to draft the Transfer Deed to affect the transfer of equity for both parties to sign. Due to the potential for a conflict of interest to arise, your conveyancing solicitor would be unable to act for both parties. In such instance, the outgoing party would have two options:
Firstly, we would always recommend seeking the advice of your local conveyancing solicitor on the implications of a transfer of equity. In particular, where you are an outgoing party to a transfer, it is important to note that, following Completion of the same, you would be relinquishing all rights you may have once held. It is, therefore, essential that you are advised accordingly of this and fully understand what you are being asked to sign. We would, therefore, always advise seeking independent legal advice and to always use a local solicitor.
Secondly, where you have decided not to take independent legal advice on the transfer, you will be asked to complete an ID1 Form. As discussed above, this Form is to satisfy the Land Registry of your identity in the matter. The Form will need to be completed in two sections:
Section A: This section primarily relates to your own details, which you should have no issue in completing, inclusive of your full name, address, date of birth etc. Points 11, 12 and 13 relate to the property concerned and, in the case of the above example, point 11 would simply be noted as a transfer and, if known, the property’s Title Number would be inputted at point 12, together with the address at point 13.
Section B: This section is for the use of the individual verifying the Form on your behalf. The Form should be taken to a local Solicitor, Chartered Legal Executive, or Barrister to complete and confirm that they have adequately verified your identity, and are satisfied with the same. The certifier is to mark their credentials on the Form and sign, to provide such confirmation. In order to be satisfied, the certifier must see the original document being certified to confirm that the copy being provided to the Land Registry is a true copy of the original, and is a true likeness of the individual whom is being identified.
Whilst the Form may seem very simple to complete, our solicitors in Preston have formed the below checklist to ensure that you have all you need in order to complete the ID1 Form without delay.
- Photographic form of identification, such as a passport or driving licence.
- Proof of residence form of identification, such as a council tax bill, bank statement or utility bill, to be dated within the last three months.
- A passport sized photograph of yourself, which will be attached to the ID1 Form, when submitted to the Land Registry.
- A Solicitor, Barrister, Licenced Conveyancer, Charted Legal Executive whom can assist you with completing the Form.
If you have been presented with an ID1 Form and are unsure of how to complete the same, book an appointment with our property solicitors in Preston today, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and our local solicitors will be on hand to assist you.
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