Buying or selling a property: why does your conveyancer need to verify your identity?


In order to reduce the risk of title fraud, from 28 April 2014 the South Australian Registrar General implemented a policy where conveyancers, legal practitioners and mortgagees are responsible to verify their clients identity either by a face to face meeting or use an agent to do so.

What do you need to provide?

To be formally verified, you need to provide the following original documents to your conveyancer;

  • Passport
  • Drivers licence
  • If you don’t have a passport or drivers licence a full birth certificate and medicare card are required

The id process takes a couple of minutes and many of our clients have found it beneficial to sit one on one with their conveyancer to have all their questions answered.

If you are interstate or overseas you must also prove your identity.  For our interstate clients we arrange for a verification agent to visit you and if you are overseas you must attend a consulate.

At Conveyacing Matters we are always happy to provide advice and make the settlement process as easy as possible.  We welcome you to contact us with any questions you may have or 08 8232 6666

By | 2018-11-05T12:37:56+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

About the Author:

Michelle Hendry is a highly skilled Certified Practising Conveyancer (CPC) with proven experience with land acquisitions and developments for various types of property, including commercial, industrial, retail and residential. In addition to Michelle’s conveyancing qualifications, Michelle has a Project Management Degree from the University of South Australia and her skill base is utilised by Conveyancing Matters and clients in all major projects. Michelle is currently a Board Member/Director of both the Australian Institute of Conveyancers South Australia Division and National. Michelle is one of South Australia’s leading conveyancing specialists to facilitate the following transactions: - Land divisions - Commercial property settlements - Business settlements