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As part of our legal obligation under the 2017 (Information on the Payer Act), we must complete ID verifications on each individual involved in a matter along with checks on the origins of funds used in transactions such as when buying a property/land.

Thirdfort are our ID Verification Partner. We have teamed up with them to streamline the process and make it as easy as possible for clients. Their app lets you electronically verify your identity safely and securely removing the inconvenience of sending your documents or attending our office.


To use Thirdfort, you will need your phone/tablet and a valid ID. Thirdfort accepts: passports, driving licences, UK Visa’s & residence permits. You will need to download their app and agree to their Privacy Policy. Under 18s must obtain parental consent to use this route.

Identification Verification Regulations

View Thurstan Hoskin Solicitors Identification Verification Regulations for clients whose paperwork contains the Thirdfort Electronic route option

Help and Support

Find Help and support for completing checks on the Thirdfort app

Electronic ID Check

Our Electronic ID Verification route removes the need for you to come into our office with your ID. You can even complete it from the comfort of your own home

Uploading Additional Documents

EXTERNAL LINK - Learn how to upload additional documents requested by us to the Thirdfort app

Beneficiary ID Check

If you have recieved notifiaction that you are a beneficiary in an estate we are dealing with read this article to learn how to verify your identity

Dwellworks SDLT ID Check

This information is only relevant to clients of Dwellworks for who we are submitting an SDLT submission

Learn more about the Thidfort App

EXTERNAL LINK - Learn more about the Thirdfort app and different types of checks you may be asked to complete

Security and Data at Thirdfort

Learn more about how Thirdfort handles and processes your data along with their security measures and information on Open Banking

In-Person ID Verification

Clients who choose not to use the Electronic Verification route will need to present their ID to our office, please read this article for more information

Source of Funds Check

We are legally required to conduct checks on the origins of your Purchases funding methods, the electronic route removes the stress and hassle of collating 6 months of bank statements from multiple accounts

Gifter ID Check

When Clients are recieving Cash Gifts towards their Purchase we are legally required to conduct ID & Source of Funds Checks on the Gifter

FCA regulated

Thirdfort is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority and adheres to European data protection laws.

ICO Registered

We (Thirdfort) are registered with the Information Commissioner's Office under the Data Protection Act. Our registration number is A8225019.

Bank-Grade Encryption

Thirdfort uses state of the art security measures, including end-to-end 256-bit TLS encryption used by all major banks to encrypt your data.

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Cyber Essentials Plus

We (Thirdfort) are certified by the UK government cyber security accreditation scheme, Cyber Essentials Plus, who conduct an annual audit on our systems and processes.

GDPR Compliant

We comply with the Data Protection Act 2018 and protect your data under EU law.

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