Press release

January 2015 Market Trend Data

Land Registry's Market Trend Data for England and Wales.

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The January data shows an annual price increase of 6.7 per cent which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £179,492 compared with the peak of £181,101 in November 2007. House prices are up 1.3 per cent since December.

The regional data indicates that:

  • London experienced the greatest increase in its average property value over the last 12 months with a movement of 12 per cent
  • the North West experienced the greatest monthly rise with a movement of 2.6 per cent
  • the North East saw the lowest annual price growth with a movement of 0.1 per cent
  • Yorkshire & The Humber saw the largest monthly price fall of 1.5 per cent

Sales and repossessions during November 2014, the most up-to-date figures available, show that:

  • the number of completed house sales in England & Wales decreased by 19 per cent to 68,107 compared with 83,726 in November 2013
  • the number of properties sold in England and Wales for over £1 million decreased by 18 per cent to 869 from 1,060 a year earlier
  • repossession volumes in England and Wales decreased by 47 per cent to 687 compared with 1,286 in November 2013
  • London was the region with the greatest fall in repossession sales

Access the full January HPI report

Region Monthly change since December 2014 Annual change since January 2014 Average price January 2015
North West 2.6% 3.7% £113,861
South West 1.5% 6.3% £187,032
East 1.4% 10.4% £200,925
England & Wales 1.3% 6.7% £179,492
South East 1.2% 9.4% £242,232
East Midlands 0.9% 4.7% £132,984
West Midlands 0.9% 4.4% £137,367
Wales 0.7% 1.6% £119,263
London -0.2% 12.0% £458,283
North East -0.2% 0.1% £97,974
Yorkshire & The Humber -1.5% 2.8% £119,408

Average price by property type 2015 to 2014

Average price by property type (England & Wales) January 2015 January 2014 Difference
Detached £282,338 £265,814 6.2%
Semi-detached £170,926 £159,184 7.4%
Terraced £134,757 £126,931 6.2%
Flat/maisonette £171,669 £160,016 7.3%
All £179,492 £168,231 6.7%

Sales volumes 2013 to 2012

Month Sales 2013 England & Wales Sales 2012 England & Wales Difference
January 43,400 43,794 -1%
February 45,274 44,878 1%
March 54,753 61,391 -11%
April 51,053 43,295 18%
May 66,375 52,574 26%
June 66,157 59,910 10%
July 73,790 59,206 25%
August 79,618 65,074 22%
September 70,051 52,908 32%
October 77,382 59,266 31%
November 83,726 64,019 31%
December 80,521 56,760 42%
Total 792,100 663,075 19%

Sales volumes 2014 to 2013

Month Sales 2014 England & Wales Sales 2013 England & Wales Difference
January 66,164 43,400 52%
February 65,931 45,274 46%
March 68,384 54,753 25%
April 71,349 51,053 40%
May 78,667 66,375 19%
June 81,792 66,157 24%
July 85,542 73,790 16%
August 88,200 79,618 11%
September 78,147 70,051 12%
October 83,743 77,382 8%
November 68,107 83,726 -19%

Repossessions by region 2014 to 2013

Repossessions by region November 2014 November 2013 Difference
East 42 81 -48%
East Midlands 67 131 -49%
London 48 129 -63%
North East 22 31 -29%
North West 163 304 -46%
South East 62 144 -57%
South West 44 79 -44%
Wales 76 104 -27%
West Midlands 64 105 -39%
Yorkshire & The Humber 99 178 -44%
All 687 1,286 -47%

The Price Paid Data includes details of over 77,470 residential property sales in England and Wales lodged for registration in January 2015. The most expensive sale in January 2015 was in London SW1 (£11,300,250). The cheapest sale in January 2015 was in Pendle, Lancashire (£6,000).

Access the full dataset

Notes to editors

  1. Market Trend Data is published on the twentieth working day of each month. The February House Price Index (HPI) will be published at 9.30am on Friday 27 March 2015. Price Paid Data is published at 11am on the same day.

  2. A calendar with release dates of the headline figure and the full HPI is available at www.gov.uk/government/publications/about-the-house-price-index.

  3. 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 residential property sales completed in England and Wales since January 1995.

  4. 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.

  5. The adjusted headline statistics for England and Wales on p14 of the monthly HPI report include additional repossession data.

  6. 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.

  7. 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 About the House Price Index for more information.

  8. 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).

  9. 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
  10. Price Paid Data can be downloaded in CSV format and in a machine readable format as linked data. It is available for anyone to examine or re-use free of charge under the OGL.

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

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

  13. For further information about Land Registry visit www.gov.uk/land-registry.

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Published 27 February 2015