"How do we know that's you?" Common problems with ID documents
One of the most common problems faced by clients when registering documents with the Land and Property Information (LPI) and/or filing Court documents is inconsistencies in their proof of identification documents. Common issues include the absence of middle names, mis-spelt names and/or a change in surname following marriage or divorce as compared to the details that appear on the person's Birth Certificate.
Clients are often aware of the inconsistencies but do not appreciate the difficulties that this can cause until later down the track when looking to refinance, purchase a property, sell a property or divorce and need to satisfy ID verification tests.
Inconsistencies in ID documents can create problems and cause significant delays, which in turn can create major issues where the transaction in question is urgent. While it may seem a trivial issue, from a legal firm’s perspective, problems with ID documents create what otherwise would be unnecessary extra work and costs. For this reason we recommend that care is taken to ensure that the name noted items such as your Drivers Licence, Medicare card and bank cards is spelt correctly and consistent with your full name as stated on your Birth Certificate.Back