CH Peppiatt is committed to operating its business in a transparent and open manner consistent with our legal and regulatory obligations. We are aware that the estate agency industry is a target for organised criminals seeking to launder the proceeds of criminal activity. We always seek to prevent this activity by cooperating fully with the authorities and reporting suspicious activity to National Crime Agency.
As part of this commitment we adopt a strict compliance of all applicable Anti Money Laundering rules, with specific emphasis on the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, the Money Laundering Regulations 2017, the Bribery Act 2010 and the Terrorism Act 2000.
CH Peppiatt policy commitment is applicable to all our customers, including vendors, buyers, landlords and tenants. As a result we obtain and hold for a period of at least five years evidence pertaining to our customers' identity and, where appropriate, we obtain proof of ownership of property and source/ destination of funds. We will be unable to proceed with any work on behalf of our customers if we are unable to obtain this information. Customers' identity will be subject to an electronic identity check, which may also include a credit check.
For a list of acceptable identity documents, see below. Additional information will be required in relation to organisations, trustees and probate.
CH Peppiatt is registered and supervised by HM Revenue & Customs for compliance with the Money Laundering Regulations 2017.
Individual Identity Documents
In order to confirm ID, clients are required to produce one document from List A and one document from List B. The same document cannot be used to confirm ID and address
List A – Identity Document
- Current signed passport
- Valid UK or EU driving licence
- EEA member state identity card
- Residence permit
- Valid UK / EU drivers licence
- Bank, Building Society statement – dated within the last 3 months. The statement must include their account number and address, and show recent activity
- Credit card statement - dated within the last 3 months. The statement must include their account number and address, and show recent activity
- Utility or telephone bill – must be dated within the last 6 months and include address for service. Mobile phone bills are not accepted
- Council tax statement – must be dated within the last 12 months
- Tenancy agreement – must be dated within the last 12 months and must include full name and full property address. Must be issued by local council, housing association, solicitor or reputable letting agent
- Mortgage statement – must be dated within the last 12 months and must show the address and account number
- Benefits entitlement letter – must be dated within the last 12 months. Must be issued by DWP or Jobcentre plus
- HMRC tax notification – must be dated within the last 6 months. Must include national insurance number and tax calculation. No general correspondence
- Home or motor insurance certificate – must be dated within the last 12 months and must state the insured address of registered address for the vehicle