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Land Registry House price data shows less than 1 per cent rise in the past year

Tuesday 24 December 2019

House price data for October 2019 has been released by HM Land Registry, showing that UK house prices fell in the month to October 2019, but have raised 0.7 per cent year on year.

UK house prices

The UK Property Transaction Statistics for October 2019 showed that on a seasonally adjusted basis, the number of transactions on residential properties with a value of £40,000 or greater was 103,680. This is 4.3 per cent higher than a year ago. Between September 2019 and October 2019, transactions increased by 4.3 per cent.

House price growth was strongest in Northern Ireland where prices increased by 4 per cent over the year to Quarter 3 (July to September) 2019. The lowest annual growth was in London, where prices fell by 1.6 per cent over the year to October 2019.

In England the October data shows, on average, house prices have fallen by 0.7 per cent since September 2019. The annual price rise of 0.5 per cent takes the average property value to £248,939.

Yorkshire and the Humber experienced the greatest monthly price rise, up by 0.9 per cent.

The North East saw the most significant monthly price fall, down by 2.3 per cent.

Yorkshire and the Humber experienced the greatest annual price rise, up by 3.2 per cent.

London saw the largest annual price fall, down by 1.6 per cent.

On average, Welsh house prices have risen by 0.7 per cent since September 2019. An annual price rise of 3.3 per cent takes the average property value to £166,245.

Repossession sales

The lowest number of English repossession sales in August 2019 was in the East of England, with the highest being in the North West. There were 41 repossession sales for Wales in August 2019.

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