Build date of Property

Discussion in 'Finance, Property, Law' started by old_bloke, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. Trying to find out when some property was built.

    Tried Zoopla and a few other housing sites but no joy.

    Anybody know of a site that will indicate the build date of property?
     
  2. I am not aware of any site like that and I doubt that it would be much use anyway!

    Upload a photograph and we'll all have some fun guessing...

    Black out the windows to keep the security boys happy... :grin:

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  3. Try somewhere exotic, like the local planning office, or ask the seller to see the deeds and plans.
     
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  4. I have just viewed the Registry documents for a relative's house and it doesn't say anything about the age. I guess that will be down to whoever filled out the computer registration documents.

    However, the paper deeds for my house show every transaction back to a grassy field.

    Have you tried the neighbours and locals?

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  5. If your system in the UK is the same as here you will have an authority that holds the title deeds. For a small consideration (6 Euros here) you can obtain said deeds and a title plan.

    See this link: Offices - Land Registry for England and Wales
     
  6. If you are trying to get a Mortgage property build dates can be quite crucial. We bought a flat in a converted Victorian house (1890) and several Mortgage companies classified the conversion a "new build" and would not lend the money. I will never forget the Kafkaesque conversation with a certain lender (named after a midlands city heavily bombed in WW2 with a famous modern Cathedral) where they tried to explain to me how a building built in 1890 was new:)