(2) pursuant to the answer of 18 January 2007, Official Report, column 1327W to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar, on the Valuation Office Agency, whether the photographs of properties which are provided by Rightmove include internal photographs of the property;
(3) pursuant to the answer of 31 January 2007, Official Report, column 315W to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar, on the Valuation Office, what the Valuation Office Agency’s definition is of a bathroom; and whether a room with a shower but not a bath is classified as a bathroom;
(4) whether (a) solar panels and (b) a small wind turbine would be considered by the Valuation Office Agency when assessing the capital value of a domestic dwelling for a council tax valuation or revaluation;
(5) whether the Valuation Office Agency collates information on whether domestic dwellings have (a) double glazing, (b) solar panels and (c) wind turbines.
“Market Comparable Reporting Tool” is the name given by Rightmove.co.uk to its archive database, to which the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has web-based access under the terms of a contract between Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and Rightmove.co.uk plc. Guidance on the use of the bespoke website was contained in Instructions and Advice issued to VOA staff on 18 July 2005. This document was placed in the House of Commons Library pursuant to a question from the hon. Member answered on 26 October 2005, Official Report, column 447W and is available on the VOA website.
I understand a number of developments are taking place on this site. Council tax bandings are entered in the council tax valuation list as and when the dwellings are completed and occupied. One of the developments on this site by Crest Nicholson, which I understand comprises 68 apartments, is not yet ready and has not yet been banded.