On 26th June 2017 The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (more commonly referred to as The Money Laundering Regulations 2017) came in to force in the UK.

Under the Regulations it is an offense to trade as an Estate Agent unless registered with HMRC for anti-money laundering supervision.

Risk sensitive policies and procedures are established in order to anticipate and prevent money laundering and terrorist financing. A risk-sensitive or risk-based approach is where businesses assess the risk of customers laundering money through their business.

Businesses may take the starting point that most customers will not launder money but will identify criteria that would indicate a higher risk of money laundering – i.e. where there is no face to face meeting to establish identity.

Prominent Property Sourcing Ltd has appointed a money laundering officer, Abdihakim Jama, whose responsibility it is to receive internal reports and to forward reports to the National Crime Agency as necessary.

Adherence to the “Due Diligence” identification procedures on every occasion will mitigate the risk of our business being used to launder money or fund terrorism. We do request from letting agents a photographic identification and proof of address (utility bill from within last 3 months) from all landlords as well as vendors and buyers.

The acquisition of personal data in the course of Client Due Diligence (CDD) is restricted to that required for Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorist Financing (AML/CTF) purposes and for the execution of the client’s business. We will only collect information that is purposeful and needed.

At Prominent Property Sourcing Ltd we will always aim to meet our potential vendors and buyers face to face. Should a face-to-face meeting not take place then enhanced due diligence procedures will be adopted by asking for additional information or evidence to establish the customer’s identity and ensuring that the documents supplied are certified.

Prominent Property Sourcing Ltd aim to put the right buyer together with the right property. We do not intend to hold any monies or involve ourselves in any financial transactions on behalf of vendors or buyers; but rather we’d connect all parties including buyers, vendors and solicitors together so will work closely to close the deal. Our job is simply to source the right opportunity and let both parties and their solicitors manage the contract, agreement, transactions etc.

Acceptable Proof of Identity documents are listed below. You cannot use one form of identification for both name and address. For example, if you provide your driving licence as proof of your name you must provide another form of identification for your address, such as a passport. Prominent Property Sourcing Ltd require to see all original or certified documents in person during our face -to – face meeting.

Prominent Property Sourcing Ltd require one document from list A (Identity) and another document from list B (Proof of address).

A – IDENTITY – i.e. Current Signed Passport, EEA Member State Identity Card


• Current signed Passport
• Valid UK/EU/EEA Driving License
• Valid UK Driving License
• Bank Statements (last 3 months)
• EEA Member State Identity Card
• Credit Card Statement (last 3 months)
• Mortgage Statement (dated within last 12 months)
• Utility Bill (dated within last 6 months)
• Phone Bill (dated within last 6 months)
• Council Tax (dated within last 12 months)
• Tenancy Agreement (dated within last 12 months)
• Benefit Entitlement Letter (dated within 12 months)
• HMRC Tax Notification (dated within 6 months)
• Home Insurance Certificate (dated within last 12 months)
• Motor Insurance Certificate (dated within last 12 months)
• Letter from Solicitor confirming house purchase (dated within last 3 months)
• NHS Medical Card (dated within last 3 months)
• Electoral Register Entry (dated within last 12 months)

If you are acting as a Representative of an Estate, we require the following:

• Grant of Probate (if a will was left)
• Letter of administration (if no will left)
• Individual identity evidence from List A & B for the Personal Representative, either executor or administrator

Limited company

If you are acting as a Representative of a UK Company, we will also require the following:

• Certificate of Incorporation
• Articles of Association
• Memorandum of Association
• Latest Annual Return or Confirmation Statement, with details of current company officers
• Individual identity evidence from List A & B for all individuals or entities with 25% or more of the shares or voting rights in the company.

Note: Prominent Property Sourcing Ltd do not work with Offshore Companies or anyone acting as a Representative of an Offshore Company

If you are acting as a Representative of a Trust, we require the following:

• Trust deed
• List of trustees
• List of beneficiaries
• Individual Identity evidence from List A & B for all individuals with a vest interest in 25% or more of the capital and/or those who exercise control over the Trust.