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House Price Indexand Key Statistics

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House Price Index

The LSL Acadata HPI is based on every residential property transaction in England and Wales, and is designed to provide a true measure of house price inflation.

In 2003, Acadata pioneered use of Land Registry (LR) data for a mainstream house price index, launched by the Financial Times as the FTHPI. In 2010, LSL Property Services plc assumed the preparation costs from Acadata, rebranding the index as the LSL Property Services/Acadata HPI (now LSL Acadata E&W HPI), Your Move Acadata Scotland HPI. The Principality HPI for Wales was also launched in 2017.

Whilst the Land Registry (LR) is the only source of the final prices at which residential property is sold (including properties bought with cash- which are excluded from mortgage-based data), the problem exists that only c.38% of sales are reported in a timely fashion to the LR. These “emerging” data are insufficient to be definitive, which meant that LR data were long regarded as too “untimely” to be useful. Acadata resolved this problem using a custom-built “index of indices” methodology developed by Dr Stephen Satchell at the University of Cambridge and Dr George Christodoulakis, then at City University. The model provides the emerging % Monthly change to the average house price for both the current month and the month ahead. These are used in our LSL Acadata E&W HPI initial release issued shortly after each month end.

Key Statistics

JULY KEY LSL ACADATA E&W HPI STATISTICS

Index
291.9

Average House Price
£300,886

Monthly Change
0.2%

Annual Change
0.7%

Main Points

House prices up 0.7% year-on-year

  • Greater London bounces back with positive movement in prices
  • Northern regions see fall in monthly prices
  • July transactions up by 8% in the month

MAY KEY YOUR MOVE ACADATA SCOTLAND HPI STATISTICS

Index
242.8

Average House Price
£185,357

Monthly Change
0.8%

Annual Change
2.4%

Main Points

Scotland achieves another peak average house price

  • 26 of the 32 Local Authority areas see prices rise over the last 12 months
  • Top end purchasers return to the Edinburgh market
  • Transactions 4% higher in 2019 than 2018

News & Associated HPI Data

LSL Acadata E&W HPI July 19
published 19th August 19 News Release and accompanying:

 

The August LSL Acadata E&W HPI
will be published on Monday 16th September

Your Move Acadata Scotland HPI May 19
published 26th July 19 News Release and accompanying:

 

The June Your Move Acadata Scotland HPI
will be published on Friday 23rd August