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LSL Acadata HPI 

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.

Indices seek to provide an accurate measure of house price inflation. But our “Comparison of Indices” published in our monthly LSL Acadata E&W HPI News Release shows by how much they frequently differ. Indices measure the level of house prices as well as their monthly and annual changes. Our “Which House Price Index?” paper explains.

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
 
    0.2%
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    4.8%
     
Annual % change
 
    -10.5%
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    19.6%
     
Annual % change
 
    -7.0%
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    17.4%
     

MARCH KEY LSL ACADATA E&W HPI STATISTICS
 
Index
295.0
Average House Price
£301,278
Monthly Change
0.5%
Annual Change
3.3%
 
MAIN POINTS
 
Eight of 10 UK regions record new peak average prices, with the West Midlands taking the top spot for regional annual price growth
 
  • 39 of the 108 regions and counties in England & Wales set new peak prices up from 26 last month

  • This is the highest number of regions with peak prices in a month since March 2016

 

FEBRUARY KEY YOUR MOVE ACADATA SCOTLAND HPI STATISTICS
 
Index
227.7
Average House Price
£173,862
Monthly Change
1.4%
Annual Change
3.3%
 
MAIN POINTS
 
Prices heading north
 
  • Prices up 1.4% in February and growing 3.3% annually

  • New peaks in five areas, and growth across the country

  • First time buyers drive activity and prices, while top-priced sales slow

  • Tight supply helping to push up prices
 

AVAILABLE HERE

LSL Acadata E&W HPI March 17 published 18th April 17 News Release and accompanying:

Your Move Acadata Scotland HPI February 17 published 21st April 17 News Release and accompanying:

LSL Acadata HPI Archive

Comparison of house price growth over the past 10 years

 

 

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