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What is 1982 data?

Publish Date: 06 December 2016

By Beth Fox


What is 1982 data?

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1982 data refers to the searchable property values of 1982 on the Essential Information Group (EIG) website.

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) valuations are based on 1982 values and so this information is invaluable to Surveyors when looking for comparable values to use for CGT calculations.

Access to 1982 search data is a feature unique to the Essential Information Group website and a recent review across the property auction results database showed a jump of over 40% on searches of 1982 property values.

An EIG member recently told us: "It is just 1982 data that we use on the website. It's really good, it seems just the most reliable source of information from that kind of era really, so it's been very, very useful."    

(G Rowland - Surveyor, Buckinghamshire)

EIG is the only database available to the general public that has details on 1982 property prices. With data on over over 18,500 properties sold at auction between 1st January 1981 and 31st December 1983. (EIG deliberately gives 3 years of auction data to increase the number of comparables available.) Covering the whole of the UK and all types of real estate, it is an invaluable source of data for accountants, surveyors and solicitors who need to know values for CGT purposes. 

Our clients are saving a huge amount of research time by having access to accurate, verifiable and evidentially strong comparables to support their tax claims.

Would you like to take a look inside our 1982 database?

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