Land Registry releases historic price paid data

The Land Registry’s historic price paid data from over 18 million sales is now available to download for free as part of its open data programme.

The dataset goes back to 1995 and contains more than 400 million data items which developers and businesses can now use for commercial and non-commercial purposes.

This data is used to calculate the Land Registry’s popular House Price Index.

Eddie Davies, Land Registry’s Director of Commercial & Customer Strategy, said: “The potential for use and reuse of this data is enormous and we hope that providing it in a number of different formats makes it more accessible and able to be shared more easily.”

The data released shows that the cheapest property ranged from £5,200 in 1995 to £8,000 in 2013 and the most expensive from £3.75 million in 1995 to £29.35 million in 2013.

In 1995 there were just over 105,000 new build sales; in 2013 the figure is around 45,700. The only ‘property type’ sales to have increased since 1995 are flats and maisonettes.

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