Security gone mad!?5 Replies
We have decided to sell a flat we own in Torquay which we have rented out for many years. A friend there showed estate agents around to obtain valuations. That was the easy bit!! Having decided on an agent they then asked us for proof of identity - all very reasonable - we have offered copies of our passports, proof of where we live in France, names of people who can vouch for us but that, apparently isn't enough. We have been asked if we can obtain proof from our local Mairie. We have said that if they care to send us a letter to be signed that will satisfy them then that's fine. They have already checked the Land Registry for proof that the property is in our name. Perhaps a certified blood sample might satisfy them?