Useful website links for Real Estate people
Gaye King an Associate in our Real Estate team provides links to useful information sources to look at when you are considering dealing with properties.
If you are looking to acquire a property, here are some useful sets of links to public information sources, which can provide helpful information before you negotiate heads of terms.
Don’t forget to also look at the local authority planning portal for the area in which the property is located, which can be a goldmine of both history and plans.
This provides more information relating to business rates payable on a property
Coal Authority Interactive Map Viewer
A link to the Coal Authority’s interactive map
To check the information on a particular company, which could be the seller or tenants. Is the tenant making a profit or a loss?
CPI Index – Office for National Statistics
To assist with calculating the current CPI rate
A useful tool to calculate the amount of days in a period or to calculate an actual date
To see if a property has a valid EPC and at what level. It will also link to the relevant “recommendation report”
Field Seymour Parkes News & Insights
A link to our firm’s articles which provide information and advice on a wide range of topics. Not to be missed!
A link to Google Maps and Streetview.
Streetview also has history, so you often see when a building was built or altered. Aerial images can also indicate formal or informal footpaths as wear marks, or historic features as crop marks
A link to the HS2 area map
Landlord’s Guide to leasing premises
A guide as to what landlords should look out for in letting terms
Tenant’s Guide to leasing premises
A guide for tenants setting out some of the key items to look out for when negotiating their lease
A link to the Land Registry website where you can search property ownership information and search house prices etc.
To check whether a property is listed
A useful site showing geographic information about the natural environment such as rural, urban, coastal and marine environments.
Useful draft set of heads of terms setting out the points which should be raised in negotiations
A link to historic maps of the UK
Useful site showing the areas where Radon is present in the UK. This can require amelioration actions to be taken
A link to Royal Mail’s Postcode finder site.
To assist with calculating the current RPI rate
Stamp Duty Land Tax Calculator
HMRC’s tool to assess the amount of stamp duty payable on a purchase or new lease.
Use Classes – Planning permission Change of use
A useful website providing information regarding the different planning use classes applicable to commercial properties