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The Anti-Money Laundering Act came into effect on the 1st of January 2019. We follow banks, solicitors, accountants and other industries which have already implemented customer due diligence protocol. Real estate agents are now required to verify the identity of their vendors in accordance with Anti-Money Laundering legislation. In some situations, real estate agents will also be required to verify the identity of purchasers. If your real estate agent cannot verify your identity in line with the legislation, they will not be able to act for you.
The below gives an indication of some of the documents your real estate agent may ask you to present in person or as a certified document as part of this process:
Individuals: Passport, NZ Firearms Licence or NZ Drivers Licence with another document such as a bank statement or statement issued by a Government agency. You will also need to provide a document with your residential address (for example, a utility bill).
Trusts: The Trust Deed and, for all trustees and settlors, the information required for individuals as noted above, together with information regarding the Trust’s source of funds or wealth. Additional information may also be required for beneficiaries and appointers.
Companies: Details of the company, together with the information for individuals noted above for every individual with more than a 25% shareholding, all individuals with effective control of the company and all individuals acting on behalf of the company. Information regarding source of funds or wealth may also be required.
While care has been taken in the preparation of this website, no responsibility is accepted for the information included on the website. Anne Duncan Real Estate makes no representation, warranty or undertaking concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided. Interested persons should make their own enquiries and satisfy themselves in all respects about any information that is of importance to them. Anne Duncan Real Estate accepts no liability whether direct or indirect for any loss or damage a person suffers because that person had directly or indirectly relied on any information provided on this website.