As of Monday 4 May 2020 H M Land Registry (HMLR) is allowing solicitors to complete ID1 forms without the person being physically present in front of them. We do need to see your passport so you will need to live locally so you can drop this into our Southport office.
Please note, HMLR has made it clear this is a temporary amendment to their rules to take into account the current situation.
If you need a local solicitor to complete and sign an ID1 form, please contact us at Breens Solicitors. We charge a fixed fee of £150 plus VAT.
What is an ID1 form?
An ID1 form certifies your identity. It is typically needed during property transactions to protect against identity fraud. If you have instructed a legal professional to help you with the conveyancing process, or other property-related matter, they will take care of this for you. However, if you do not have legal representation, you must complete an ID1 form yourself.
Examples of when an ID1 form might be needed include –
- The purchase or sale of a property or parcel of land
- The transfer, surrender or grant of a lease
- Compulsory first registration
- Mortgage registration
- Discharge of mortgage
How to get an ID1 form
To get an ID1 form, you need to download the form from the gov.uk website. You need to fill in section A. Then, you need to make an appointment at an HM Land Registry office, or with a solicitor, notary, licenced conveyancer, barrister or chartered legal executive.
When you attend the appointment, you need to take the form, two recent passport-sized colour photographs and one of the following –
- Current valid passport
- Current photo driving licence
- Current Biometric Residence Permit
Or, you can take two of the following –
- Bank statement not less than three months old (which must be a postal statement, not an electronic statement)
- Council tax bill for the year
- Council rent book showing payments for the past three months
- Mortgage statement for the mortgage accounting year just ended (which must be a postal statement, not an electronic statement)
- Current firearm or shotgun certificate
The certifier then completes section B. Once it is signed and dated, your ID1 form is ready to be sent to HM Land Registry.
How long is an ID1 form valid?
Once you have a signed and dated ID1 form, it is valid for three months. After this date, you must get another ID1 form, if the need arises.
Solicitor for ID1 forms
If you have been told that you need an ID1 form, you might now be looking for a solicitor to help you. If so, contact us at Breen Solicitors.
Not all legal professionals are willing to assist with ID1 forms, so you might be unsure as to how to proceed. Do not worry – we can help. Simply complete section A of the ID1 form, then contact us for a free initial enquiry. We can advise you what to do next.
How much does a solicitor charge for ID1 forms?
We charge £150 plus VAT to check and sign an ID1 form. This fixed fee ensures you know exactly what legal costs you will incur.
Make an enquiry
Are you searching for a solicitor to help with an ID1 form? If so, contact us now at Breens Solicitors for a free initial enquiry.
PLEASE NOTE, TO COMPLETE AN ID1 FORM YOU MUST BE ABLE TO COME INTO ONE OF OUR OFFICES IN EITHER SOUTHPORT OR WATERLOO, LIVERPOOL. WE CANNOT DO ID1 FORMS ONLINE OR VIA EMAIL. THANK YOU