When Was my House Built

Posted on: 02nd October 2021 | Filled under: Property Market Tips And Tricks
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How to find out the age of your house.

A simple way to find out the age of your house is to check the HM Land Registry records, as they have historical ownership records called Title Registers, or Deeds.

You can discover the age of any property by checking when the original transfer took place from the property developer to the first owner. It is worth checking any documents obtained when buying the property, as you may already have a copy of the Title Register, which is typically sent a few months after purchasing the property by your conveyance.   

If you do not have the documents, you can pay a small fee of £3.00 to download them in PDF form. 
For a further £3, you can also download the ‘Title plan’ showing the boundaries of the land surrounding the property and for £9, you can also download information regarding flood risks associated with the property.

For a further £3, you can also download the ‘Title plan’ showing the boundaries of the land surrounding the property and for £9, you can also download information regarding flood risks associated with the property.

Another way of discovering when the property was built, is by looking at the architectural style of the building, if the house has been remodelled check the neighbouring properties to see if it reveals any clues as to the period it was built. 

Focusing on our region of South Wales, below are common examples of the types of properties, and the majority of styles you will see when visiting. 

Victorian Houses 1837-1900s  in South Wales, UK

These well-loved and ever-popular houses are commonly found in numbers in the port towns of Cardiff, Barry Island, New Port & Swansea.

South Wales Valley Terraced Houses 1870s-1920s

highly coveted large villa-style houses, which are typically characterised by their period features, high ceilings and large bay-fronted windows. 

Over the years many have been extended to improve and add more spacious living areas, such as useful kitchens and additional bath and wash-rooms. 

These properties make wonderful family homes with convenient proximity to neighbours which encourages strong community relations. 

South Wales Inter War Houses 1920s & 1930s

These properties we mainly built in the 1920s & 1930s and are often semi-detached houses. 

The majority of these homes have a smaller bay window, and it is common for them to have both front and rear gardens. 

They often have hip-roofs and are very popular throughout Cardiff, Swansea & Newport.

Post 1945, there was a major housing building push throughout the UK including South Wales. 

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