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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; also Principality HPI for Wales, launched 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 promptly reported to 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.

As FTHPI, our index was chosen by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the world's largest derivative exchange, for a possible residential house price derivative, put on hold by the 2007 financial crisis.

LSL Acadata E&W HPI is released for publication between the 12th and the 18th of every month. Our Your Move Acadata Scotland HPI follows for downloading from our website. The downloadable documents below include our latest News Release and full historic data series.

Annual % change
 
    -0.7%
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    4.8%
     
Annual % change
 
    -14.9%
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    13.5%
     
Annual % change
 
    -2.7%
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    20.5%
     

SEPTEMBER KEY LSL ACADATA E&W HPI STATISTICS
 
Index
288.5
Average House Price
£297,287
Monthly Change
-0.1%
Annual Change
1.3%
 
MAIN POINTS
 
Growth in house prices slows yet remains positive in many areas
 
  • Annual house price growth of 1.3% in September

  • Wales market strengthens and East and South West power on

  • Market pauses with transactions 20% lower in September compared to same month last year

 

AUGUST KEY YOUR MOVE ACADATA SCOTLAND HPI STATISTICS
 
Index
n/a*
Average House Price
£176,876
Monthly Change
0.5%
Annual Change
4.8%
 
MAIN POINTS
 
Scotland leads UK house price growth
 
  • Annual house price growth highest in UK at 4.8%

  • More than double the growth rate in England and Wales

  • Transactions also up on 2016 and 2015

  • Scottish Borders lead monthly growth and grow 9.7% annually
 
 * Please note that the Registers of Scotland (RoS), who supply monthly housing data for this Index, has experienced technical problems which have had an impact on the methodology and the information provided this month. Please see the News Release for full details.

AVAILABLE HERE

LSL Acadata E&W HPI September 17 published 16th October 17 News Release and accompanying:

Your Move Acadata Scotland HPI August 17 published 20th October 17 News Release and accompanying:

LSL Acadata HPI Archive

Comparison of house price growth over the past 10 years

 

 

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