What paperwork do you have to help you age your house?
If you are a home owner and interested in finding out the age of the house you are living in you may already have lots of information about it. Start by looking at the title deeds and the bundle of documents your solicitor gave you when you moved in to your home. which should (but not always) contain details of past transactions. If you don’t have them, they may be held by your mortgage provider or solicitor. Check to see if they have got any papers relating to your home. You can request a copy of your title deeds from the Land Registry - request a copy here
The local library or history centre may have some information.
Next talk to your neighbours to see if someone has more information or has already researched their house or the area. See if they know more about the history of the street or village.
lf you cannot find any of the information listed above it is time to broaden the search. Go to the Trace my House website for more details
If your home is rented it doesn't mean you cannot find out more about it. You will not have access to the title deeds or any other documentary evidence but there are ways round that.
Firstly get in touch with the landlord. He may have already looked at the history or be willing to share what he does know with you.
If not you can still get some information from the Land Registry. For more about how to do that follow the link to the Trace my House website