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When was 43 grimston avenue built?

When was 43 grimston avenue built?

Asked on Feb 2 2014, General in Folkestone | Report content

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  • Hi lfitzsimmons, This is a tricky one to get an exact answer for, but there are a number of different ways to find out an approximate date if you cannot find out precisely when the house was built. Primarily, though, you should look to contact the developer who built the property if you know who they are. They should keep details of when the property was constructed. If you have no luck here, then your next stop will be the Land Registry. While they are only able to give you information about the land itself and not specifically the properties, it can be useful in many cases. For example, if the house was first sold by the developer that built it, the Land Registry can give you info on when the ownership was transferred, and this will give you an approximate date for when the home was constructed. If you have no luck there, then your next port of call will be the local council, where you can find out when the land your home is built on was first granted planning permission. This should give you, again, an approximate date for when your home was first built. Then, if you own your own home, you could try contacting the surveyor who carried out the survey before you obtained a mortgage or the estate agent who sold you it, as there is always a chance that either of these two will have it noted down on their documents from when they were working with you. Many thanks, Scott

    Answered on Feb 4 2014, Report content
  • We've updated some pointers to this commonly asked question: - Get a copy of the Title Register (see the link below); - See if there is a date on the Seller's Property Information Form or SPIF (if you can get hold of it); - Search 2,000 properties recorded in the 1862 Act register; - Check your local archives - such as parish records, county record offices or your local library; - Contact your local planning office at the council (note there might be a delay here); - Look at Census to find a first mention of the address (published every 10 years); - See if the property is on the National Heritage List for England or NHLE; - Explore historical Ordnance Survey maps; - Observe the architectural style and features of the property, such as the type of roof and position of windows. You can then Google search these features and get an idea of their age; - Contact your local history society or find an amateur historian who can help; - Find a local surveying firm who may be able to provide you with an idea of age. Thanks, Ruban

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    Answered on Mar 28 2019, Report content

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