August 2015 Market Trend Data
Land Registry's monthly Market Trend Data for residential property prices in England and Wales.
The August data shows an annual price increase of 4.2 per cent which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £184,682. Monthly house prices up 0.5 per cent since July 2015.
The regional data indicates that:
- the region with the most significant annual price increase is the East with a movement of 8.4 per cent
- London experienced the greatest monthly rise with a movement of 1.7 per cent
- the North West saw the lowest annual price increase of 0.2 per cent
- the North West also saw the most significant monthly price decrease with a fall of 1.4 per cent
Sales and repossessions during June 2015, the most up-to-date figures available, show that:
- the number of completed house sales in England and Wales decreased by 13 per cent to 70,404 compared with 80,823 in June 2014
- the number of properties sold in England and Wales for over £1 million decreased by 17 per cent to 1,031 from 1,237 a year earlier
- repossessions in England and Wales decreased by 43 per cent to 498 compared with 868 in June 2014
- the region with the greatest fall in the number of repossession sales was London
|Region||Monthly change since July 2015||Annual change since August 2014||Average price August 2015|
|England and Wales||0.5%||4.2%||£184,682|
|Yorks and Humber||-0.3%||1.2%||£123,063|
Average price by property type 2015 to 2014
|Average price by property type (England and Wales)||August 2015||August 2014||Difference|
Sales volumes 2014 to 2013
|Month||Sales 2014 England and Wales||Sales 2013 England and Wales||Difference|
Sales volumes 2015 to 2014
|Month||Sales 2015 England and Wales||Sales 2014 England and Wales||Difference|
Repossessions by region 2015 to 2014
|Repossessions by region||June 2015||June 2014||Difference|
|Yorkshire and The Humber||67||106||-37%|
The Price Paid Data includes details of over 78,750 residential property sales in England and Wales lodged for registration in August 2015. The most expensive sale in August 2015 was in London SW1 (£15m). The cheapest sale in August 2015 was in Liverpool (£15,000).
Notes to editors
Market Trend Data is published on the twentieth working day of each month. The September House Price Index (HPI) will be published at 9.30am on Wednesday 28 October 2015. Price Paid Data is published at 11am on the same day.
A calendar with release dates of the headline figure and the full HPI is available.
The HPI uses a sample size that is larger than all other statistical measures available. It is calculated using Land Registry’s dataset of all single residential property sales completed in England and Wales since January 1995 subject to exclusions.
Land Registry’s dataset contains details on over 19 million residential transactions. Of these, over 7 million are identifiable matched pairs, providing the basis for the repeat sales regression analysis used to complete the index. This technique of quality adjustment ensures an “apples to apples” comparison between properties.
The adjusted headline statistics for England and Wales on p14 of the monthly HPI report include additional repossession data.
The repossession data is based on the number of transactions lodged with Land Registry by lenders exercising their power of sale. Once we have identified these transactions, we extract the price paid information from the related register entry.
Although the HPI goes back to January 1995, we have only been recording repossessions comprehensively since 2006. This means that historic repossession data is not available prior to January 2006. See repossession data for more information.
HPI background tables are available as Open Data in Excel and CSV formats and in machine readable format as linked data. They are available for free use and re-use under the Open Government Licence (OGL).
- Price Paid Data is residential property price data for all the residential property sales in England and Wales that are lodged with us for registration in that month.The following information is available for each property:
- the full address
- the price paid
- the date of transfer
- the property type
- whether it is new build or not
- whether it is freehold or leasehold
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Published: 28 September 2015
From: HM Land Registry