Average house price in England and Wales now £177,377 compared with the peak of £181,269 in November 2007
Annual growth of 7.7 per cent in October
House prices up 0.1 per cent since September
751 repossessions in England & Wales during August 2014
The October data from Land Registry’s House Price Index shows an annual price increase of 7.7 per cent which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £177,377. House prices up 0.1 per cent since September. Repossession volumes decreased by 42 per cent in August 2014 to 751 compared with 1,301 in August 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 18.6 per cent.
The East experienced the greatest monthly rise with a movement of 1.6 per cent.
Wales saw the lowest annual price growth with a movement of 2.0 per cent.
The North East saw the most significant monthly price fall of 2.7 per cent.
The most up-to-date figures available show that during August 2014 the number of completed house sales in England & Wales increased by 4 per cent to 82,415 compared with 79,587 in August 2013.
The number of properties sold in England and Wales for over £1 million in August 2014 increased by 15 per cent to 1,363 from 1,185 in August 2013.
The region with the greatest fall in repossession sales in August 2014 was London.
The Price Paid Data includes details of 92,492 residential property sales in England and Wales lodged for registration in October 2014. The most expensive sale in October 2014 was in Holland Park, London W14 and sold for £19m. The cheapest sale in October 2014 was in Burnley, Lancashire and sold for £12,000.
Market Trend Data is published on the twentieth working day of each month. The November House Price Index (HPI) will be published at 9.30am on Tuesday 30 December 2014. Price Paid Data is published at 11am on the same day.
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.
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.
The adjusted headline statistics for England and Wales on p14 of the monthly HPI report include additional repossession data.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.