Front cover of Propertymark's How to comply with the Money Laundering Regulations
30 Jul 2018

How to comply with the Money Laundering Regulations

It’s a criminal offence to trade as an estate agency business without being registered with HMRC for money laundering supervision. Make sure you know the rules, risks and ensure that criminal gangs or unscrupulous individuals are not using your business to exploit their ill-gotten gains.

AML resources for members

Front page of Propertymark's anti-money laundering compliance checklist
17 Jan 2017
AML compliance checklist

This checklist will highlight areas for improvement in your business. It covers questions which may be asked during a supervisory inspection by HMRC in relation to anti-money laundering (AML) and the counter financing of terrorism (CFT).

Propertymark's Identity verification form
17 Jan 2017
Identity Verification Form

Our Identity Verification Form will assist you in collecting the important information you need about the vendor. Use this form to tick off the appropriate checks and comply with the money laundering regulations.

How to comply with the money laundering regulations for auctioneers
07 Aug 2018
How to comply with the Money Laundering Regulations — Auctioneers

It’s a criminal offence to trade as a high value dealer or property auctioneer without being registered with HMRC for money laundering supervision. This guide will help protect your business and ensure you understand the rules.

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04 Apr 2022
FAQs: Economic Crime Levy (UK)

The levy was announced at Budget 2020 and the Economic Crime (Anti-Money Laundering) Levy Regulations 2022 were published on 11 March 2022. The Regulations came into force on 1 April 2022.

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30 Jan 2020
Fact sheet: Money Laundering Regulations 2019 and how they affect letting agents

On 20 December 2019, the UK Government introduced the Fifth Money Laundering Directive. The extent and application of the Regulations apply to all letting agents working in the UK.

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28 Feb 2019
Propertymark Passport

Propertymark Passport is an exclusive benefit for NAEA Propertymark and NAVA Propertymark members. It enables you to verify customers' identities and supports your compliance with the Money Laundering Regulations.

More information
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Guidance for money laundering supervision

Guidance to help prevent money laundering and terrorist financing if you’re an estate agency or property related business.

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Reporting SARs

The NCA's SAR Portal enables you to submit Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) to the UK Financial Intelligence Unit (UKFIU) positioned within the National Crime Agency (NCA).

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Examining identity documents

This Government guide details how to detect basic forgeries in identity documents.

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False ID guidance

See the Government's guides on the legislation relevant to false ID, the types of valid ID, and to what action should be taken when presented with false ID.

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Detailed information

Government guidance and forms for money laundering regulations. Including registering, fees, the fit and proper test, reporting, compliance checks, penalties and appeals.

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OFSI Consolidated List Search

The consolidated list of financial sanctions targets search enables users to find information relating to asset freeze and investment ban targets across all financial sanctions regimes implemented in the UK.

Register with HMRC

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are the AML supervisors for estate agents. They ensure that companies under their supervision comply with the legislation and maintain a register of their supervised population. Apply to register for money laundering supervision or use the link to manage your account.