We hope you will find the following links useful either to find out more about; the area in which you are buying a property; legal and other point of interest.

Web addresses frequently change; if a link does not work, please help us to keep up-to-date by e-mailing us with details of the failed link.


Useful Websites

You should check the Website of your Local Authority to check out the services offered and points of local interest

Local Authorities


Bedford Borough Council


County Councils

Water Authorities

The Environmental Agency

Valuation Office

Check out the Council Tax payable for a Property

Valuation Office


Check the local Schools

National Statistics

type in a postcode and find a wealth of economic date

Office of Deputy Prime Minister

-is among other things responsibility for planning law and building regulations; much useful information can be obtained on this site.

H.M. Revenue & Customs

if you have any concerns about tax issues regarding your property or generally you will probably be able to find useful information on this site.

Land Registry Publications

Check out the many guides on property issues.

Valuation Office

Check out the Council Tax payable for a Property

English Heritage

Deals with Listed Buildings

House Builders Guarantees

Most new houses come with a Guarantee, check out whether your builder is registered and the scope of the guarantee.


If you install windows or glazed doors you will need building regulation consent or for them to be installed by a FENSA registered installer. Check the regulations and whether an installer is registered

The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

deals with a mixed bag of issues but check out for rural issues.

The Law Society

regulates Solicitors in England and Wales. Check out site for information on legal issues.

The Public Guardianship Office

is responsible for the administration of people who are unable to manage their affairs and contains useful information on Enduring Power of Attorneys and Administration Orders.

Specific Pages and Guides on Websites

Property Income

This is a detailed guide to taxation of rental income.

Companies House

Check out information on a company and if it is still in business

Direct Government

Among other things, you can check for mobile phone masts, air quality, flooding and house prices in a particular area.

Boundary Issues

Land Registry guide

Planning Guide

Building Regulation Guide

Hedge Disputes

Tree Preservation Orders

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