Press release

July 2014 Market Trend Data

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

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  • Average house price in England and Wales now £175,653 compared with the peak of £181,442 in November 2007
  • Annual growth of 7.2 per cent in July
  • House prices up 1.7 per cent since June
  • 857 repossessions in England & Wales during May 2014
  • Over 88,930 residential properties in England and Wales lodged for registration in July ranging from £18,000 to £24.5m

The July data from Land Registry’s House Price Index shows an annual price increase of 7.2 per cent which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £175,653. House prices up 1.7 per cent since June. Repossession volumes decreased by 42 per cent in May 2014 to 857 compared with 1,488 in May 2013.

  • The region in England and Wales which experienced the greatest increase in its average property value over the last 12 months is London with a movement of 19.3 per cent.
  • London experienced the greatest monthly rise with a movement of 3.3 per cent
  • North East saw the lowest annual price growth with a movement of 2 per cent
  • Yorkshire & The Humber saw the most significant monthly price fall of 0.6 per cent
  • The most up-to-date figures available show that during May 2014 the number of completed house sales in England & Wales increased by 10 per cent to 72,900 compared with 66,325 in May 2013
  • The number of properties sold in England and Wales for over £1 million in May 2014 increased by 32 per cent to 1,032 from 779 in May 2013
  • The region with the greatest fall in repossession sales in May 2014 was the East Midlands

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Region Monthly change since June 2014 Annual change since July 2013 Average price July 2014
London 3.3% 19.3% £457,072
South East 2.7% 10.2% £234,949
East 1.9% 8.3% £192,295
Wales 1.9% 3.8% £119,362
England and Wales 1.7% 7.2% £175,653
South West 1.5% 5.9% £184,049
North West 1.3% 4.6% £112,365
East Midland 0.8% 5.3% £129,900
West Midlands 0.8% 4.1% £135,641
North East 0.5% 2% £100,834
Yorkshire and The Humber -0.6% 3.1% £118,835

Average price by property type 2014 to 2013

Average price by property type (England and Wales) July 2014 July 2013 Difference (%)
Detached £274,543 £258,274 6.3%
Semi-detached £165,515 £155,127 6.7%
Terraced £132,723 £124,025 7.0%
Flat/maisonette £169,291 £155,084 9.2%
All £175,653 £163,878 7.2%

Sales volumes 2013 to 2012

Month Sales 2013 England and Wales Sales 2012 England and Wales Difference
January 43,393 43,786 -1%
February 45,256 44,875 1%
March 54,727 61,379 -11%
April 51,029 43,284 18%
May 66,325 52,563 26%
June 66,106 59,903 10%
July 73,712 59,188 25%
August 79,515 65,057 22%
September 69,929 52,895 32%
October 77,196 59,256 30%
November 83,424 64,003 30%
December 80,063 56,731 41%
Total 790,675 662,920 19%

Sales volumes 2014 to 2013

Month Sales 2014 England and Wales Sales 2013 England and Wales Difference
January 65,721 43,393 51%
February 65,177 45,256 44%
March 66,961 54,727 22%
April 68,753 51,029 35%
May 72,900 66,325 10%

Repossessions by region 2014 to 2013

Repossessions by region May 2014 May 2013 Difference
East 59 103 -43%
East Midlands 56 131 -57%
London 74 153 -52%
North East 26 46 -43%
North West 212 322 -34%
South East 100 189 -47%
South West 50 93 -46%
Wales 93 114 -18%
West Midlands 70 125 -44%
Yorkshire and The Humber 117 212 -45%
All 857 1,488 -42%

The Price Paid Data includes details of over 88,930 residential property sales in England and Wales lodged for registration in July 2014. The most expensive sale in July 2014 was located in Knightsbridge, London SW7 and sold for £24.5m. The cheapest sale in July 2014 was located in Bishop Auckland, Co Durham and sold for £18,000.

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Notes to editors

  1. Market Trend Data is published on the twentieth working day of each month. The August House Price Index (HPI) and Price Paid data set will be published at 9.30am on Friday 26 September 2014.

  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. Publication of the Transaction Data has moved so that it is now available on the fifteenth working day of the month. The August transaction dataset will be published on 19 September 2014 at 11am.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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).

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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 an open document since 1990.

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

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

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Published 29 August 2014