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August 2017 Price Paid Data

HM Land Registry Price Paid Data tracks land and property sales in England and Wales submitted to us for registration.

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This month’s Price Paid Data includes details of more than 98,500 residential and commercial land and property sales in England and Wales lodged for registration in August 2017.

Of the 98,513 sales lodged for registration:

  • 74,734 were freehold

  • 7,198 were newly built

  • 31,953 sales took place in August 2017

  • 663 were residential sales in August 2017 in England and Wales for £1 million and over

  • 392 were residential sales in August 2017 in London for £1 million and over

Number of sales lodged for registration by property type

Property type August 2017
Detached 22,782
Semi-detached 26,056
Terraced 26,515
Flat/maisonette 17,085
Other 6,075
Total 98,513

The most expensive residential sale in August 2017 was of a flat in Knightsbridge, London SW1 for £18,250,000. The cheapest residential sale in August 2017 was of a terraced property in Cannock Chase, Staffordshire for £5,300.

The most expensive commercial sale in August 2017 was in Reading, Berkshire for £60,500,000. The cheapest commercial sales in August 2017 were in Basildon, Essex and the London Borough of Haringey, each for £100.

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Notes to editors

  1. Price Paid Data (PPD) is published at 11am on the 20th working day of each month. The next dataset will be published on 27 October 2017.

  2. Price Paid Data is property price data for all residential and commercial property sales in England and Wales that are lodged with HM Land Registry for registration in that month, subject to exclusions.

  3. 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

  4. Price Paid Data can be downloaded in txt, csv format and in a machine readable format as linked data and is released under Open Government Licence (OGL). Under the OGL, HM Land Registry permits use of Price Paid Data for commercial or non-commercial purposes. However, the OGL does not cover the use of third party rights, which HMLR is not authorised to license.

  5. Price Paid Data includes Standard Price Paid Data (SPPD) for single residential property sales at full market value and Additional Price Paid Data (APPD) for transactions previously excluded from SPPD such as: * transfers to a non-private individual, for example a company, corporate body or business * transfers under a power of sale (repossessions) * buy-to-lets (where they can be identified by a mortgage)

  6. The information available for each property will indicate whether it is APPD or SPPD and the record’s status - addition/change/deletion (A/C/D).

  7. The Price Paid Data report builder allows users to build bespoke reports using the data. Reports can be based on location, estate type, price paid or property type over a defined period of time.

  8. As a government department established in 1862, executive agency and trading fund responsible to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, HM Land Registry keeps and maintains the Land Register for England and Wales. The Land Register has been open to public inspection since 1990.

  9. With the largest transactional database of its kind detailing over 24 million titles, HM Land Registry underpins the economy by safeguarding ownership of many billions of pounds worth of property.

  10. For further information about HM Land Registry visit

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Published 28 September 2017
Last updated 28 September 2017 + show all updates
  1. Correction to the most expensive commercial sale in August 2017.
  2. First published.