Landgates refined Verification of Identity is an attempt to confirm the identity of a person transacting and their authority to deal with that parcel of land in WA.
I would still prefer to see this be done prior to entering a contract by an independent 3rd party, This will allow all parties to be able to check that they are dealing with an "Identity verified" legal contract. This is just my 2 cents...
Landgate Verification of Identity Practice Released
This provides information about some of the products, services and activities of Landgate. http://www0.landgate.wa.gov.au/for-individuals/property-ownership/fraud-protection
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