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On 26 June 2017 the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 came into force in the UK. These regulations supersede the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 and subsequent amendments. As an estate agency we have obligations to carry out customer due diligence (CDD) on buyers and sellers and may request that identification documents are presented prior to marketing a property. Buyers must also be prepared to submit the required evidence and or authorise us to carry out online AML searches prior to any transaction taking place.
The legal obligations are designed to reduce the social and economic impact of organised crime and impede the transfer of money to support funding for terrorist organisations in the UK and around the globe. The regulations aim to ensure that companies have sufficient information to know who their customers are.
We have made this simple for all our customers via a simple in branch identification form and online customer checking services. This ensures the process is completed competently and swiftly. If you have any questions regarding the types of documents we require or the timescales involved in completing checks please donâ€™t hesitate to contact us for further information.
W C Dawson & Son Limited are pleased to confirm that we have received confirmation from the Government that Buying, Selling and Renting a property can continue in a “Covid Secure Way” despite the new National Lockdown.
We are still able to carry out:
Property Viewings Sales Market Appraisals Rental Market Appraisals Mortgage Valuation and Survey Reports
The Government Guidance States:
“You can still move home. People outside your household or support bubble should not help with moving house unless absolutely necessary.
Estate and Letting Agents and removal firms can continue to work. If you are looking to move, you can go to property viewings.
Follow the national guidance on moving home safely, which includes advice on social distancing, letting fresh air in and wearing a face covering”
Our Stalybridge Office, whilst not open to the public, is staffed from 09:00 to 17:30 Monday to Friday and 10:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays and can be contacted on 0161 338 2292. The door will be locked and we ask that anyone who wishes to come to the office (for example to collect keys or speak “face to face” with a member of staff) book an appointment time.
All visitors to our office must wear a face covering, stand in the marked area and maintain the 2m distance at all times.
Our Rental Department is operational and available to continue to deal with any maintenance issues.
WC Dawson & Son thank you for your continued support and hopefully the property market can return to normal very soon.