Individuals have always been able to complete certain property transactions themselves, without a Solicitor. However, they’ve always had to have a Solicitor certify their ID (to prove who they are) by completing an ID1 document.

Why? Simply put, without that identification process, anyone could fraudulently transfer your house to someone else without you knowing! A fraudster’s paradise! Hence, the ID process is crucial to a legal land transaction.

Covid has meant that this process has often been impossible. Unable to make an appointment with a Solicitor to check ID, people have struggled. HM Land Registry identified the issue and have acted.

New laws brought in as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic and local & national lockdowns throughout England and Wales mean that Solicitors are able to certify ID for HM Land Registry purposes online, by video link and potentially within minutes by completing an additional document… the “ID5”. However, many Solicitors just aren’t doing it!

The main issues that people are currently encountering are that they can’t find a Solicitor willing or able to meet them to complete the ID documents because of Covid, there is a high cost for doing so or there are significant delays. We have heard of people searching for weeks to locate a suitable Solicitor.

If Solicitors are people who love to say “No!”, ID5 Identification Verification are here to say “Yes!”

ID5 Identification Verification was set up by two entrepreneurial Solicitors who want to provide a fast, efficient and cost-effective Covid-secure identification service which is fully compliant with HM Land Registry requirements.

We are here to make the process of completing the relevant documents for HM Land Registry purposes easy. We don’t charge the earth. There are no hidden fees or agendas. We aren’t trying to sell you anything else. We’re just here to help you get your ID1, ID2 or ID5… certified!

Contact us today and we'll help you with your Land Registry Identification Verification