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Land Registry

Volume 505: debated on Friday 5 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many properties registered with the Land Registry have changed ownership in each month since January 2009. (315654)

Land Registry is able to provide information on the total number of registered properties sold in each month from January 2009 to December 2009. As these figures are extracted using price paid data, no information is available for any properties which have not been sold. The only way to identify other changes of ownership would be to extract data regarding every application event over the time period asked for. This could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

The figures are reflected in the following table:

Month

Vol sales

January 2009

27399

February 2009

28387

March 2009

37423

April 2009

40004

May 2009

46142

June 2009

53901

July 2009

63382

August 2009

58276

September 2009

57838

October 2009

64123

November 2009

57613

December 2009

66664

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) mean and (b) median sale price in 2008-09 prices was of house sales registered with the Land Registry in each year since 2000. (315655)

Land Registry is able to provide data on the mean price paid of all residential sales registered in each year since 2000. Details of the percentage change on annual average prices has been calculated on the basis of the 2008 calendar year prices as the RPI data covering the 2008-09 financial year are not yet available.

This question has been answered on the basis of recorded sales figures in England and Wales. Land Registry does not hold the information requested on median price paid and could not produce it except at disproportionate cost.

The figures are reflected in the following table:

Mean price paid in (£)

Mean price paid in £ (adjusted to 2008 prices)1

RPI index (1987 = 100)

2000

108,164

136,428

170.3

2001

119,275

147,838

173.3

2002

138,200

168,475

176:2

2003

156,154

185,008

181.3

2004

178,542

205,414

186.7

2005

189,580

212,093

192

2006

203,708

220,881

198.1

2007

219,408

228,116

206.6

2008

217,010

217,010

214.8

2009

213,370

214,468

213.7

1 Prices adjusted using the UK all items Retail Prices Index (RPI)