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Buying a house anonymously

Last post Tue, Feb 17 2009, 11:54 AM by Richard Webster. 2 replies.
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  •  Tue, Feb 17 2009, 11:54 AM

    Re: Buying a house anonymously

    You could buy it through a nominee. Your solicitor would need to do ID checks on both you and your nominee but has no duty to the seller or his solicitor to reveal who the nominee is acting for. You will have to trust the nominee not to try to sell it himself and pocket the proceeds!
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  •  Wed, Feb 04 2009, 7:18 PM

    Re: Buying a house anonymously

    It's a no go I'm afraid, you have to show ID to your Solicitor (money laundering) who in turn has to make details openly available to the other parties Solicitor, then there is the matter of the registration at HM Land registry.

    Someone could buy it in their name for you then sell / transfer over to you, but there would be Two lots of stamp duty and associated legal fees etc.

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  •  Wed, Feb 04 2009, 11:09 AM

    Buying a house anonymously

    Hi,

    I am thinking of buying my a neighbours house but we dont get on (previous border dispute settled in my favour!). I wondered if you can buy this through a proxy or nominee so that my name would not appear on the documents - I would be selling my house so it would not be a second home or anything.

    Thanks if you can help.

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