Estates management

Planning and building control

The council provides an estates management service for some land and property in the borough.

Services include:

  • Sales, lettings and acquisitions
  • Property management
  • Asset valuations
  • Insurance valuations
  • Professional property advice

We have developed a medium term plan to make sure that our land and buildings are being used effectively and efficiently.

The Corporate asset management plan (2.71MB PDF file) outlines what we do and our priorities.

Our property listing includes a range of properties, from industrial units to offices, and more. The commercial property register is updated monthly.

Call property services on 020 8496 8089.

Valuations Click to get info

What's your business property worth? You may need to value your business property for any number of reasons: security on a loan; buying or selling a property; including in your accounts or in a prospectus; or for insurance purposes.

But valuation is a complex task, and there is no such thing as a single valuation for a property, useful for all purposes. Valuations are produced based on different assumptions - and may give with different answers, depending on their end use.

Your chartered surveyor will recommend and carry out the best valuation for you, but you must explain clearly what you want the valuation for.

Further information on valuations can be found on the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors website.

Rateable values Click to get info

Rateable Values are a specific form of valuations for business rates. They are carried out by the valuation Office Agency of the Inland Revenue. There is more information under valuation on the business rates page.

Property enquiries Click to get info

For companies looking at potential new investment opportunities, the council can provide details of a wide range of sites and premises.

There are a number of industrial estates in the area that provide accommodation to meet most needs, and we can provide details of a wide variety of commercial premises for lease, rent or sale.

For more details of vacant industrial or office or retail or land development opportunities in the area contact property services on 020 8496 8074.

Please note that the letting of vacant properties belonging to the council is prioritised as per the council's vacant properties criteria.

The following forms need to be completed for any request to use council property, whether from council services, businesses, or the community or voluntary sector.

There will be occasions when the organisation requesting the use of council property will also be looking for a rent discount. The rent concession forms should also be submitted at the same time.

Contact Click to get info

Corporate asset management team
Room 301 Sycamore House
Town Hall complex
Walthamstow
E17 4JF

Email:  propertyenquiries@walthamforest.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8496 8077/ 8089