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Check the Rateable Value of a property

These Rateable Values came into force on 1st April 2010. Please contact us if you wish us to lodge an appeal on your behalf. Our fees are performance related.

Check your Council Tax band here

Find out the council tax band for a property. You can also check the amount payable using the link at the bottom of this page if the property is located with Chelmsford Borough

Search for Planning Applications
If you know the planning application number, click on "application search"
otherwise use "property search" where you can search for historical planning applications by address


Stamp Duty rates & thresholds
Check how much stamp duty you will have to pay when purchasing a property




RICS Website
The website of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors - the pre-eminent organisation in the world for property professionals

Tenancy Deposit Scheme
The Tenancy Deposit Scheme has been established under the Housing Act 2004. It requires landlords to register details of the start and end of all Assured Shorthold Tenancies on which they take a deposit.
Use Classes Order
A guide to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 and its subsequent amendments.
Rightmove's Tenant's Guide
Rightmove's guide to renting - including The advantages of renting (Freedom and flexibility), Finding a place to rent (Selecting a property), Understanding your rights (The legal aspects of being a tenant) and Moving day (Essential things to remember)
Rightmove's Landlord's Guide
Rightmove's guide to letting - topics include A growing market (Why more people are renting), The legal element (Understanding your responsibilities as a landlord), Finding a tenant (What to look for) and Understanding taxation
Small Business Rate Relief
In England small businesses are generally entitled to small business rate relief if they only occupy one property and the rateable value of their premises is less than £15,000 (£21,500 in London)
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