Purchases

Why am I being asked for so much ID these days?

Verification of Identification (VOI) has become a necessity prior to ALL legal transactions and especially for purchases of property or businesses, in connection with payment of stamp duty.

 

We are finding that compliance with the requirements for VOI is rarely a simple task for those born outside Australia, unless they have been naturalised.  It is also often difficult for our elderly clients who do not hold a driver’s licence and have mislaid old official papers or even discover that they are either incorrect or the information is not as they expected.

 

For this reason, correctly identifying you is now the first thing we need to do when you come in to give instructions – even if we have known you for many years.