Press release

July 2015 Market Trend Data

Land Registry's monthly Market Trend Data for residential property prices in England and Wales.

The July data shows an annual price increase of 4.6 per cent which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £183,861. Monthly house prices up 1.7 per cent since June 2015.

The regional data indicates that:

  • the region with the most significant annual price increase is the East with a movement of 8.9 per cent
  • the East also experienced the greatest monthly rise with a movement of 2.8 per cent
  • the North East saw the lowest annual price increase of 0.4 per cent
  • Wales saw the only monthly price decrease with a fall of 0.3 per cent

Sales and repossessions during May 2015, the most up-to-date figures available, show that:

  • the number of completed house sales in England & Wales decreased by 15 per cent to 65,619 compared with 77,488 in May 2014
  • the number of properties sold in England and Wales for over £1 million decreased by 21 per cent to 878 from 1,113 a year earlier
  • repossessions in England and Wales decreased by 47 per cent to 496 compared with 937 in May 2014
  • the region with the greatest fall in the number of repossession sales was the South East

Access the full July HPI report.

Region Monthly change since June 2015 Annual change since July 2014 Average price July 2015
East 2.8% 8.9% £209,989
London 2.5% 8.3% £488,782
West Midlands 2.0% 3.2% £139,525
East Midlands 1.9% 5.1% £136,600
South East 1.7% 8.2% £252,528
England and Wales 1.7% 4.6% £183,861
Yorks and Humber 1.5% 3.1% £123,663
South West 0.9% 4.2% £190,996
North East 0.70% 0.40% £100,670
North West 0.30% 1.40% £114,064
Wales -0.30% 1.50% £120,091

Average price by property type 2015 to 2014

Average price by property type (England and Wales) July 2015 July 2014 Difference
Detached £287,351 £274,805 4.6%
Semi-detached £173,637 £165,514 4.9%
Terraced £139,474 £133,119 4.8%
Flat/maisonette £175,617 £168,600 4.2%
All £183,861 £175,697 4.6%

Sales volumes 2014 to 2013

Month Sales 2014 England and Wales Sales 2013 England and Wales Difference
January 65,208 43,411 50%
February 65,020 45,286 44%
March 67,346 54,753 23%
April 70,261 51,065 38%
May 77,488 66,376 17%
June 80,809 66,182 22%
July 84,654 73,757 15%
August 87,814 79,504 10%
September 78,755 69,732 13%
October 86,178 76,678 12%
November 72,935 82,868 -12%
December 77,547 79,625 -3%
Total 914,015 789,237 16%

Sales volumes 2015 to 2014

Month Sales 2015 England and Wales Sales 2014 England and Wales Difference
January 56,399 65,208 -14%
February 57,154 65,020 -12%
March 63,297 67,346 -6%
April 59,063 70,261 -16%
May 65,619 77,488 -15%

Repossessions by region 2015 to 2014

Repossessions by region May 2015 May 2014 Difference
East 38 63 -40%
East Midlands 38 62 -39%
London 47 87 -46%
North East 18 28 -36%
North West 123 236 -48%
South East 50 109 -54%
South West 30 56 -46%
Wales 46 94 -51%
West Midlands 47 79 -41%
Yorkshire and The Humber 59 123 -52%
All 496 937 -47%

The Price Paid Data includes details of over 86,070 residential property sales in England and Wales lodged for registration in July 2015. The most expensive sale in July 2015 was in London SW1 (£12.9m). The cheapest sale in July 2015 was in Burnley, Lancashire (£10,000).

Access the full dataset

Notes to editors

  1. Market Trend Data is published on the twentieth working day of each month. The August House Price Index (HPI) will be published at 9.30am on Monday 28 September 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.

  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 single residential property sales completed in England and Wales since January 1995 subject to exclusions.

  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 repossession data 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. Download Price Paid Data in txt, 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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