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UK House Price Index (HPI) for July 2017

The UK House Price Index shows house price changes for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The July data shows:

  • an annual price increase of 5.1% which takes the average property value in the UK to £226,185
  • house prices have risen by 1.1% since June 2017
  • the monthly index figure for the UK was 118.6

The data shows:

  • in England, an annual price increase of 5.4% which takes the average property value to £243,220. House prices have risen by 1% since June 2017

  • in Wales, an annual price increase of 3.1% which takes the average property value to £150,846. House prices have fallen by 0.3% since June 2017

  • in London, an annual price increase of 2.8% which takes the average property value to £488,729. House prices have risen by 0.3% since June 2017

The regional data for England and Wales indicates that:

  • the East Midlands experienced the greatest increase in average property price over the last 12 months, with a movement of 7.5%
  • the North East experienced the greatest monthly price growth with an increase of 3.3%
  • London saw the lowest annual price growth with an increase of 2.8%
  • the South East saw the most significant monthly price fall of 0.4%

The UK Property Transaction statistics showed that in July 2017 the number of seasonally adjusted property transactions completed in the UK with a value of £40,000 or above increased by 8.3% compared with July 2016. Comparing July 2017 with June 2017, property transactions increased by 1.3%.

Looking closer at the regional level of the UK, the highest annual growth was in the East Midlands (7.5%) while the slowest annual growth was in London (2.8%) in the 12 months to July 2017. This is the 8th consecutive month when house price growth in London has remained below the UK average. See the economic statement.

Sales during May 2017, the most up-to-date HM Land Registry figures available, show that:

  • the number of completed house sales in England fell by 3.3% to 58,209 compared with 60,179 in May 2016
  • the number of completed house sales in Wales rose by 9% to 3,406 compared with 3,125 in May 2016
  • the number of completed house sales in London fell by 6.8% to 6,169 compared with 6,617 in May 2016
  • there were 539 repossession sales in England in May 2017
  • there were 74 repossession sales in Wales in May 2017
  • the lowest number of repossession sales in England and Wales in May 2017 was in the East of England

Access the full July UK HPI

Price change by region for England

Region Monthly change % since June 2017 Annual change % since July 2016 Average price July 2017
East Midlands 1.1 7.5 £184,676
East of England 0.8 7.1 £289,948
London 0.3 2.8 £488,729
North East 3.3 4.1 £132,999
North West 1.4 4.7 £157,427
South East -0.4 3.8 £320,905
South West 1.6 7.0 £252,213
West Midlands 1.8 6.9 £189,077
Yorkshire and the Humber 1.1 4.5 £158,220

Average price by property type for England

Property type July 2017 July 2016 Difference %
Detached £365,212 £344,250 6.1
Semi-detached £224,004 £213,331 5.0
Terraced £196,486 £187,859 4.6
Flat/maisonette £231,175 £217,820 6.1
All £243,220 £230,868 5.4

Price change for Wales

Wales Monthly change % since June 2017 Annual change % since July 2016 Average price July 2017
Wales -0.3 3.1 £150,846

Average price by property type for Wales

Property type July 2017 July 2016 Difference %
Detached £224,609 £218,625 2.7
Semi-detached £144,585 £140,396 3.0
Terraced £117,863 £114,543 2.9
Flat/maisonette £111,195 £105,325 5.6
All £150,846 £146,353 3.1

Average price by property type for London

Property type July 2017 July 2016 Difference %
Detached £911,177 £893,103 2.0
Semi-detached £580,828 £572,688 1.4
Terraced £500,918 £493,363 1.5
Flat/maisonette £434,587 £418,347 3.9
All £488,729 £475,530 2.8

Sales volumes for England

Month Sales 2017 Sales 2016 Difference %
April 55,707 52,590 5.9
May 58,209 60,179 -3.3

Sales volumes for Wales

Month Sales 2017 Sales 2016 Difference %
April 3,195 2,822 13.2
May 3,406 3,125 9.0

Sales volumes for London

Month Sales 2017 Sales 2016 Difference %
April 6,219 5,746 8.2
May 6,169 6,617 -6.8

Funding, buyer and building status for England

Transaction type Monthly price change % since June 2017 Annual price change % since July 2016 Average price July 2017
Cash 1.2 5.8 £229,241
Mortgage 0.9 5.2 £250,265
First-time buyer 1.2 5.4 £204,963
Former owner occupier 0.8 5.3 £274,984
New build -1.9 17.6 £326,381
Existing resold property 1.2 4.6 £238,125

Funding, buyer and building status for Wales

Transaction type Monthly price change % since June 2017 Annual price change % since July 2016 Average price July 2017
Cash -0.5 2.8 £146,540
Mortgage -0.2 3.2 £153,399
First-time buyer 0.1 3.1 £130,806
Former owner occupier -0.7 3.0 £174,074
New build -1.3 16.8 £218,643
Existing resold property -0.2 2.4 £147,350

Funding, buyer and building status for London

Transaction type Monthly price change % since June 2017 Annual price change % since July 2016 Average price July 2017
Cash 0.4 3.7 £517,557
Mortgage 0.3 2.5 £479,926
First-time buyer 0.5 2.9 £428,546
Former owner occupier 0.1 2.6 £549,874
New build -3.0 14.4 £543,706
Existing resold property 0.6 1.9 £484,536

Repossession

Repossession sales May 2017
East Midlands 45
East of England 9
London 33
North East 68
North West 129
South East 55
South West 42
Yorkshire and the Humber 93
West Midlands 65
England 539
Wales 74

Notes to editors

  1. The UK House Price Index (HPI) is published on the second or third Tuesday of each month with Northern Ireland figures updated quarterly. The August 2017 UK HPI will be published at 9.30am on 17 October 2017. See calendar of release dates.
  2. The UK HPI revision period has been extended to 13 months, following a review of the revision policy (see calculating the UK HPI section 4.4). This ensures the data used is more comprehensive.
  3. New revision tables have been introduced for England and Wales within the downloadable data. Tables will be available in csv format. See about the UK HPI for more information.
  4. Data for the UK HPI is provided by HM Land Registry, Registers of Scotland, Land & Property Services/Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency and the Valuation Office Agency.
  5. The UK HPI is calculated by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Land & Property Services/Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. It applies a hedonic regression model that uses the various sources of data on property price, in particular HM Land Registry’s Price Paid Dataset, and attributes to produce estimates of the change in house prices each month. Find out more about the methodology used from the ONS and Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency.
  6. The first estimate for new build average price (April 2016 report) was based on a small sample which can cause volatility. A three-month moving average has been applied to the latest estimate to remove some of this volatility.
  7. Work has been taking place since 2014 to develop a single, official HPI that reflects the final transaction price for sales of residential property in the UK. Using the geometric mean, it covers purchases at market value for owner-occupation and buy-to-let, excluding those purchases not at market value (such as re-mortgages), where the ‘price’ represents a valuation.
  8. Information on residential property transactions for England and Wales, collected as part of the official registration process, is provided by HM Land Registry for properties that are sold for full market value.
  9. The HM Land Registry dataset contains the sale price of the property, the date when the sale was completed, full address details, the type of property (detached, semi-detached, terraced or flat), if it is a newly built property or an established residential building and a variable to indicate if the property has been purchased as a financed transaction (using a mortgage) or as a non-financed transaction (cash purchase).
  10. Repossession data is based on the number of transactions lodged with HM Land Registry by lenders exercising their power of sale.
  11. For England this is shown as volumes of repossessions recorded by Government Office Region. For Wales there is a headline figure for the number of repossessions recorded in Wales.
  12. The data can be downloaded as a .csv file. Repossession data prior to April 2016 is not available. Find out more information about repossessions.
  13. Background tables of the raw and cleansed aggregated data, in Excel and CSV formats, are also published monthly although Northern Ireland is on a quarterly basis. They are available for free use and re-use under the Open Government Licence.
  14. As a government department established in 1862, executive agency and trading fund responsible to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, HM Land Registry keeps and maintains the Land Register for England and Wales. The Land Register has been open to public inspection since 1990.
  15. With the largest transactional database of its kind detailing more than 24 million titles, HM Land Registry underpins the economy by safeguarding ownership of many billions of pounds worth of property.
  16. For further information about HM Land Registry visit www.gov.uk/land-registry.
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