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August 2019 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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In August 2019:

  • the most expensive residential property sold in August was in City of Westminster for £16,500,000

  • the cheapest residential property sold in August was in Sunderland for £18,500

  • the most expensive commercial sale taking place in August 2019 was in Southwark for £129, 300,000

  • the cheapest commercial sale in August 2019 was in St. Helens for £105

  • there was a 7.9% increase in newbuilds compared to August 2018

Of the 93,574 sales received for registration 30,595 took place in August 2019 of which:

  • 743 were of residential properties in England and Wales for £1 million and over;

  • 410 were of residential properties in Greater London for £1 million and over;

  • 5 were of residential properties in West Midlands for more than £1 million;

  • 6 were of residential properties in Greater Manchester for more than £1 million; and

  • 1 was of a residential property in Wales for more than £1 million.

The number of sales received for registration by property type and month

Of the 93,574 sales received for registration in August 2019:

  • 72,806 were freehold, a 4.5% decrease on August 2018; and

  • 12,411 were newly built, a 7.9% increase on August 2018.

This month’s Price Paid Data includes details of more than 93,500 sales of land and property in England and Wales that HM Land Registry received for registration in August 2019.

Property type August 2019 July 2019 June 2019  
Detached 22,213 21,968 18,523
Semi-detached 25,283 24,848 21,623
Terraced 25,244 25,115 21,721
Flat/maisonette 15,565 15,915 14,393
Other 5,269 5,699 5,482
Total 93,574 93,545 81,742

There is a time difference between the sale of a property and its registration at HM Land Registry.

Access the full dataset

In the dataset you can find the date of sale for each property, its full address and sale price, its category (residential or commercial) and type (detached, semi-detached, terraced, flat or maisonette and other), whether or not it is new build and whether it is freehold or leasehold.


  1. Price Paid Data is published at 11am on the 20th working day of each month. The next dataset will be published on 28 October 2019.

  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 amount of time between the sale of a property and the registration of this information with HM Land Registry varies. It typically ranges between two weeks and two months. Data for the two most recent months is therefore incomplete and does not give an indication of final monthly volumes. Occasionally the interval between sale and registration is longer than two months. The small number of sales affected cannot be updated for publication until the sales are lodged for registration.

  4. Price Paid Data categories are either Category A (Standard entries) which includes single residential properties sold for full market value or Category B (Additional entries) for example sales to a company, buy-to-lets where they can be identified by a mortgage and repossessions.

  5. HM Land Registry has been collecting information on Category A sales from January 1995 and on Category B sales from October 2013.

  6. Price Paid Data can be downloaded in text, 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 the use of Price Paid Data for commercial or non-commercial purposes. However, the OGL does not cover the use of third party rights, which HM Land Registry is not authorised to license.

  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. HM Land Registry’s mission is to guarantee and protect property rights in England and Wales.

  9. HM Land Registry is a government department created in 1862. It operates as an executive agency and a trading fund and its running costs are covered by the fees paid by the users of its services. Its ambition is to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data.

  10. HM Land Registry safeguards land and property ownership valued at £7 trillion, enabling more than £1 trillion worth of personal and commercial lending to be secured against property across England and Wales.

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Published 27 September 2019