Land Registry

Justice written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning), Co-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate the Land Registry made of the average price of (a) a detached house, (b) a semi-detached house, (c) a terraced house, (d) flat and (e) an average dwelling in (i) 1996-97 and (ii) the most recent period for which figures are available in (A) England, (B) each Government Office region and (C) each local authority area.

Photo of Michael Wills Michael Wills Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Land Registry is able to provide information based on the total number of residential properties sold at full value(1) in the requested categories in 1996 and 2009, for (A) England and Wales and (C) each local authority. Land Registry do not hold figures broken down by Government office region. The information has been placed in the House of Commons Library.

(1) Full value = residential property transactions where the full price has been paid. The figures exclude a number of transactions including Right to Buy sales at a discount, properties sold by way of a gift and properties sold under a compulsory purchase or court order.

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