Leasehold dwellings

Statistics on estimating the number of leasehold dwellings in England.

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has developed a new methodology for estimating the number of residential leasehold dwellings in England.

This new methodology involves matching English Housing Survey and Land Registry data. DCLG’s dwelling stock estimates and the Valuation Office Agency’s Council Tax property attributes are used to inform the distribution of different types of dwellings.

The statistics in this report are published as experimental official statistics. The methodology is subject to evaluation and testing. The statistics are still work in progress and may not meet rigorous quality standards. The data have been released because they have been judged to be of immediate value to interested parties, and to encourage user feedback.


DCLG are interested in understanding more about how our housing statistics and data are used and the decisions they inform. This is important for us so we can provide a high quality service which meets users’ needs.

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Published 6 April 2017