I noticed nobody answered this message. Trying to put the question in other words: I am completing the collection of information supposed to serve a conveyancing process for personal reasons. To assess the possible rateable value of the flat where I have been living since April 2009 I have tried to find the data from VOA site, then from http://www.2010.voa.gov.uk/rli/en/basic/find/select - Service "Find my property valuation".
Unfortunately with whatever combination of search strings, including words from the address (that is 7 New College Court, Finchley Road, by the way) I always obtained the response:
"Sorry, but we can't find any matches for NW3 5EX. Please change your search terms and try again"
That sounds quite odd because I am sure that there are at least one or two businesses in the building.
Whatever clue you could give me that may help me in sorting out the puzzle will be very much appreciated. Having reported the situation of my flat for other reasons to the National Fraud Hotline - and publicised the fact via Twitter - you may understand the importance of this type of information not only for assessing the value of a property but to understand the whole framework / context in which the information is needed.
To be more specific about the excellent database at http://www.2010.voa.gov.uk: it shows there are some possible comparable data, provided for other confinant postcodes such as NW3 5EP or NW3 5ES - but being these postcodes related to office spaces mixed with restaurants, petrol stations and surgeries, I am not sure that it makes any sense at all to take them into account as comparable values for a conveyance (also because they may be very old, I have never seen surgeries in the confinant buildings actually, unless the denomination is used also for massages, nails, cosmetics and betting shops). And above all there is the evidence that no data is provided for my actual address (that in the meantime, coincidentally?!?, seems disappeared from the italian database of Agenzia delle Entrate as well!).
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