Two years after the release of our Price Paid Data, we plan to release our Additional Price Paid Data on 28 October 2015 at 11am under the Open Government Licence.
Our Additional Price Paid Data captures transactions from 14 October 2013 to the current month and will be available within our existing Price Paid Data files. This will give you access to approximately 6,600 additional transactions per month.
A new ‘other’ property type field will be added to the current fields to show non-residential properties. Similarly, an extra transaction category type will help separate the newly available data from our standard data. With clear labelling, you will be able to determine whether to include or exclude the additional information from your analysis. As the new information reflects customer feedback, we are confident you will gain new insight into our property transactions.
Included in the new category are:
- sales to non-private individuals
- transfers under a power of sale/repossessions
- buy-to-let transactions where they can be identified by a mortgage
Please note, this new category does not separately identify the transaction types stated above.
What Linked Data users need to know
Following the inclusion of APPD, we have made some changes to the linked data transaction records. Previously when a transaction record was updated, the old transaction record was removed and a new one with a new Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) was added. This could result in broken references to the transaction record that had been removed. To resolve this issue the record will be given a fixed URI that will not change if corrections are made to the data. We will continue to change the individual properties/attributes of a transaction record if the data is corrected in any way.
We are also removing the ‘ppi:publishDate property’.
We continue to support the Government’s transparency and open data agendas and are committed to releasing all our licensable datasets by 2018. Making our property transactions more accessible creates opportunities for entrepreneurs and organisations to use and reuse the data to conceive new services and applications.
If you have any questions or would like to access the Additional Price Paid Data test file, please contact the Add Value Team on 0300 006 0478 or email email@example.com. More information will be available on GOV.UK when the dataset is published.