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June 2015 Market Trend Data

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

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The June data shows an annual price increase of 5.4 per cent which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £181,619 overtaking the previous peak of £180,983 in November 2007. Monthly house prices up 1.1 per cent since May 2015.

The regional data indicates that:

  • the region with the most significant annual price increase is London with a movement of 9.2 per cent
  • the North East experienced the greatest monthly rise with a movement of 3 per cent
  • Yorkshire & The Humber saw the lowest annual price increase of 1.4 per cent
  • Yorkshire & The Humber also saw the largest monthly price decrease with a fall of 0.9 per cent

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

  • the number of completed house sales in England & Wales decreased by 19 per cent to 57,180 compared with 70,244 in April 2014
  • the number of properties sold in England and Wales for over £1 million decreased by 22 per cent to 874 from 1,114 a year earlier
  • repossessions in England and Wales decreased by 48 per cent to 505 compared with 974 in April 2014
  • the region with the greatest fall in the number of repossession sales was the East

Access the full June HPI report

Region Monthly change since May 2015 Annual change since June 2014 Average price June 2015
North East 3.0% 2.4% £102,064
London 1.8% 9.2% £481,820
Wales 1.7% 2.7% £119,899
England and Wales 1.1% 5.4% £181,619
South West 0.8% 5.2% £189,850
East Midlands 0.7% 5.0% £134,965
South East 0.4% 8.4% £247,375
North West 0.2% 3.6% £114,754
West Midlands -0.2% 2.1% £137,209
East -0.8% 7.8% £203,428
Yorkshire & The Humber -0.9% 1.4% £121,070

Average price by property type 2015 to 2014

Average price by property type (England and Wales) June 2015 June 2014 Difference
Detached £284,478 £269,909 5.4%
Semi-detached £171,154 £162,959 5.0%
Terraced £137,123 £130,129 5.4%
Flat/maisonette £174,523 £165,343 5.6%
All £181,619 £172,367 5.4%

Sales volumes 2014 to 2013

Month Sales 2014 England and Wales Sales 2013 England and Wales Difference
January 65,203 43,408 50%
February 65,010 45,283 44%
March 67,338 54,748 23%
April 70,244 51,065 38%
May 77,472 66,374 17%
June 80,773 66,174 22%
July 84,620 73,754 15%
August 87,760 79,493 10%
September 78,678 69,724 13%
October 86,084 76,667 12%
November 72,796 82,858 -12%
December 77,260 79,616 -3%
Total 913,238 789,164 16%

Sales volumes 2015 to 2014

Month Sales 2015 England and Wales Sales 2014 England and Wales Difference
January 55,111 65,203 -14%
February 56,579 65,010 -13%
March 61,800 67,338 -8%
April 57,180 70,244 -19%

Repossessions by region 2015 to 2014

Repossessions by region April 2015 April 2014 Difference
East 25 80 -69%
East Midlands 51 80 -36%
London 41 82 -50%
North East 9 25 -64%
North West 119 253 -53%
South East 59 95 -38%
South West 31 71 -56%
Wales 52 78 -33%
West Midlands 47 94 -50%
Yorkshire and The Humber 71 116 -39%
All 505 974 48%

The Price Paid Data includes details of 76,360 residential property sales in England and Wales lodged for registration in June 2015. The most expensive sale in June 2015 was in London NW8 (£22.5m). The cheapest sale in June 2015 was in Grimsby, Lincolnshire (£9,431).

Access the full dataset

Notes to editors

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

  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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Published 28 July 2015