Buyers Identification

Proof of Identity
Anti-Money Laundering Regulations 2003 and 2007 affect both estate agents and auctioneers. Athawes, Son & Co. are now legally required to confirm the identity of auction clients and bidders/buyers.

In order to comply with these Regulations, all successful bidders/buyers must provide Athawes, Son & Co.’s auction team with (i) proof of identity and (ii) proof of a current residential address.

One document from each of the following two lists should be presented to Athawes, Son & Co. by successful bidders/buyers, and the auctioneers are required to take photocopies of these documents for this Statutory Purpose:

Identity Documents:
• Current full UK Driving License** (Provisional Driving License will NOT be accepted)
• Current signed passport
• Resident Permit issued by the Home Office to EU Nationals
• Inland Revenue Tax Notification
• Firearms Certificate

**May be used to evidence identity or address, but not both.

Evidence of Address:
• Current full UK Driving License** (Provisional Driving License will NOT be accepted)
• A utility bill issued within the last three months (NOT a mobile phone bill)
• Council Tax Bill (valid for the current year), •Bank, Building Society or Credit Union statement containing a current address
• The most recent original mortgage statement from a UK lender

• If a bidder is acting on behalf of another party, they will be required to provide the documents detailed above for both themselves and the actual buyer, as well as provide a valid letter of authority from the buyer authorising them to bid on their behalf.

• If a bidder is acting on behalf of a company, the above documents will still be required along with written authority from the company.

Payment of the Auction Deposit to Athawes, Son & Co., shall be made by Banker’s Draft or a cheque drawn on a United Kingdom Clearing Bank, no cash will be accepted.

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