Councils using ‘Intelligence’ to track down low EPC properties and fine £5,00015:08 PM, 29th March 2021
About 2 weeks ago 36
I am non-UK resident and need to get a retrospective valuation of a UK house as at 5 April 2015. This is because for CGT purposes, the UK tax law says I can use the value of the house as at 5 April 2015 as my “acquisition cost”, instead of the cost I paid for the house in 2003.
I was about to hire a RICs valuer – they cost from £480 upwards. Then I saw Hometrack does an automated valuation (as at 5 April 2015) for £19.95. I believe Hometrack also provides Zoopla with automated valuations.
Has anyone used Hometrack for their CGT valuations? I am not sure whether their valuations are worth anything and whether the HMRC will accept it? I know Property 118 has a webpage recommending Hometrack, but just wondering what people’s experience of using an automated calculation over a RICs live valuation? I must admit, the Hometrack cost savings look attractive, especially if I do 4 or 5 valuations…
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