Finding The Full Address Of A Property On Rightmove Is Easy

So you’re combing through Rightmove looking for your next big investment. 

But SOME (not all) agents just HATE giving you the full address, making your job harder. 

Well luckily there’s ways around this so you can find the full address of a residential property on Rightmove. 

By finding the postcode and house number, you can finally do your due diligence properly and stick it to the pesky agent. 

Whether you’re investing for yourself or you’re a deal sourcer you NEED to have as much information as possible to get to the right price.

After all, you can’t really get to the negotiating table until you know what price is right for you.

In this post I’m going to look at a random example of a 2 bedroom terrace house. 

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The 2 click method to find the full address
  • The luck of the draw brochure method
  • Becoming Sherlock Holmes with Google Street View and wheelie bins
  • How to use the information for your benefit

Before we start, the listing I’ll be looking at today is a 2 bedroom terraced house listed at £100,000 in Hull, Yorkshire. See the image below to see what it looks like.

You might see that there’s a small price change history tab in the screenshot above.

If your version of Rightmove doesn’t look like this then you need to read about the secret tools for finding investment property deals. 👀

Method 1 – Using The Property Sale History

If the stars are aligned then this way will only take you 2 clicks. That’s it.


You’ll be schocked at how easy this is.

You just scroll down the page on the listing till you find the section that says ‘Property Sale History’.

Then click on the tab to expand it. Here’s click number 1.

If you’re lucky then this property has been sold since 1995. Land Registry data begins from 1995 for Rightmove. Remember the date and price. 

In our case this property was most recently sold in 2007 for £100,000. Remember this. 

Now click on “Go to nearby sold prices”. Here’s click number 2.

… and hey presto you’re taken to a new tab which tells you your full postcode in big bold writing. 

In this case it’s HU5 3BJ. Note this down.

You’ll also have the recent sold prices in this postcode and now you can track down the house you were looking for. 

Remember it was £100,000 in 2007. 

Look through the sold listings and find the matching property.

You need to find any that are sold for £100,000 in 2007 and also make sure the pictures match.

You need to make sure the pictures match or are at least similar because there might be multiple properties sold for £100,000 in 2007.

Lets find it.

💡 If there’s a lot of properties and I’m in a hurry I’d just “ctrl+f” and type in the sold price you’re looking for, in this case “100,000”.

You’ve got the door number. 121.

Now if for some reason this property hasn’t been sold since 1995 then you’re going to have to find another way to find the door number. 

Let’s move on to the next method.

Method 2 – Using A Brochure

If you’re lucky the estate agent has a brochure for this property and they’ve put the full details on there. 

Let’s have a look where we can find that on the Rightmove listing if there is one. 

To find the brochure you need to expand the property description that the agent has put up.

  • Click on ‘Read more’ to expand the description.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the description and if there’s a brochure you’ll see it

In this case there are brochure links so we got lucky! Lets click on it to see what we can find. 

There you go, looks like this estate agent is a good egg. In big bold writing “121 Reynoldson Street”

Since you’re lucky enough to have a brochure, you’re probably well on your way with due diligence because brochures tend to have more detailed info like floor plans and square footage as well as other information. 

If the property you’re looking at doesn’t have a brochure, then let’s move on.

Method 3 – Using Images, Google Street View and Wheelie Bins

If the property sale history hasn’t helped and the agent hasn’t provided the information then you’re gonna need to channel your inner Sherlock and do some low level sleuthing.

Use the Property Listing Images

A quick way is to see if the door number is clear on the listing images. 

Make sure you’ve clicked on one of the images so you’re taken to the ‘gallery’ page where it’s just the pictures.

Try to scroll through to the clearest image of the front door. 

Right click on it and open this image in a new tab, then you’ll be able to zoom into it. Hopefully by doing this you can see the full door number. 

On Windows:

  • Press Ctrl and + to zoom in.
  • Press Ctrl and – to zoom out.
  • Press Ctrl and 0 to reset zoom to 100%

On Mac:

  • Press  and + to zoom in. 
  • Press  and  to zoom out. 
  • Press ⌘ and 0 will reset the zoom.

But sometimes estate agents like to blur out the door number. Not entirely sure why??

Let’s enlist a friend. A friend called Google. 

Using Google Maps & Streetview To Find The Door Number

Ok so you have the full post code but still not the door number. 

Quickly run through the pictures on the listing again and try to pick out some notable features about the house. It could be any of the following:

  • A chimney
  • A specific porch design
  • The paint on the front
  • The style of the front being different to other houses
  • What the windows look like
  • A tree
  • A gate
  • The door is flashy pink
  • The car in the drive
  • Just anything that can be easily distinguishable on a street. 

It’s harder when it’s a mid terrace property because they tend to look more uniform as opposed to something like a corner house. 

But anyways pick your features and let’s go to Google Maps and use Streetview to help us. 

Now you either want to use Rightmove’s embedded Google Streetview or go to Google Maps directly and go into Streetview yourself.

If you’re using the Rightmove method just scroll down the listing page until you get to the map section and click on the tab that says Streetview.

You should be taken to the postcode area.

If you’re using Google Maps directly then pop in the full post code into the search bar.

Now Go into Streetview by dragging the little yellow man onto where the pin is.

Now go up or down the street till you can find what you’re looking for. 

Hopefully, it’s not one of those stupid long streets with 600 doors. 

This part might take a while but try to find the house you’re looking for then we can move on to the next step.

Found it? Good. 

Now try to zoom in to the door number from Google Maps to see if you can make it out.

There you have it.

If you got unlucky and there’s no clear door number on this property try to look at the properties either side to figure out what this property is. 

If doors don’t work , try to work it out from wheelie bins because you sometimes get door numbers on them.  

By now you should hopefully have the full door number.

If you haven’t then you’re probably kinda unlucky, or you’re looking at an apartment block (sorry). 

What Good Is This Information?

So what do you do with the full address once you have it?

Well the reason the full address can be so useful is when you want to find out specifics about a property. 

The full address lets you find the EPC certificate for free. You can pop in the full postcode and find the exact property.

And this helps you find the EPC Rating as well as the exact square footage.

This is very important in pricing things up because we can use comparables to work out the end value of a property that we want to refurb.

It also can give you better information about comparables on the road.

This would be especially true if it’s quite a long road because properties on one end of the road might be more expensive.

Further Reading

If you’re still deciding onw hat areas to invest in you should learn how to compare rental demand between different areas.

Related Reading: Calculate end value of a property using comparables