Everything posted by dugongs2
if kot is over valued have a look at teddington. less than 2 miles down the road and nearly a million quid for a nice 4 bed semi close to high street. the commute is longer as well. nice area although within borough of rot aka anti car fundamentalists
write to the land registry which covers your area. ask them to investigate if the house sold between 1985 and 2000 and what dates and what price. their records are paper based but they should help you. if you get no luck try the same on some neighbouring houses. do not put too many requests in one letter or they may refuse but usually they are pretty helpful. if they come up with sales you can apply for copies of the transfer deeds as proof of the sale for a charge of £10. i had a visit from the voa when we moved house and they admitted having records covering all property sales back to 1990. i was thinking that you may be able to force them to disclose this under data protection for your home or more possibly foi legislation for the street and maybe worth lodging a request. only a thought but they have the info and it should be available to all although it seems it is definately not in their interests to disclose it as the valuations were pretty rubbish. good luck
The Groves, Beverley Park and Coombeside seem to be selling although weeks not days as was previously the case. If you look at prices in Kingston and Wimbledon then New Malden is a relative bargain. As long as Kingston is OK then New Malden will be. The amount of developers refurbishing houses in the Groves is at record levels and will raise the average prices in the area further. New Malden is moving slowly upmarket and thus the attention of the developers.