The Price Paid Data from Land Registry is typically updated on a monthly basis. It was last updated on 2022-08-09 and contains sales up to June 2022. Updates from Land Registry include most home sales that occurred 3 months prior to the update date.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC data) is obtained from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government on an ad hoc basis.
EPCs available include those issued up to and including 31 Mar 2022. I will update the data again when the next quarter's data is out.

The data are a combination of Price Paid Data, Council Tax data, EPC data and our own estimates of internal area and bedroom numbers.

Price Paid Data contains HM Land Registry data © Crown copyright and database right 2022. This data is licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0 (OGL). However the Price Paid Data also contains address data processed against Ordnance Survey’s AddressBase Premium product, which incorporates Royal Mail’s PAF Address Data. Royal Mail and Ordnance Survey permit the display of Address Data in the Price Paid Data for the purpose of providing residential property price information services. However the OGL does not cover the use of these third party rights.

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) data is licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

The HouseMetric website is a hobby of mine. I created it because I wanted to see the data and graphs to help with my own personal home sale and purchase decisions. Once I had done all the data and analysis work, I thought it would be a fun project to put it all online as a free to use resource for anyone else with the same curiousity as me. I'm adding more features and analysis on a weekly basis so please come back every now and then to see what is new. If you have found it helpful, please tell other people about it. :)

Inspection date

The date that the inspection was actually carried out by the energy assessor

Reason for EPC

Type of transaction that triggered EPC. For example, one of: marketed sale; non-marketed sale; new-dwelling; rental; not sale or rental; assessment for Green Deal; following Green Deal; FIT application; none of the above; RHI application; ECO assessment. Where the reason for the assessment is unknown by the energy assessor the transaction type will be recorded as 'none of the above'. Transaction types may be changed over time.

Tenure

Describes the tenure type of the property. One of: Owner-occupied; Rented (social); Rented (private) Rented (social) Rented (private) Owner-occupied NA (new build)

Habitable rooms

Habitable rooms include any living room, sitting room, dining room, bedroom, study and similar; and also a non-separated conservatory. A kitchen/diner having a discrete seating area (with space for a table and four chairs) also counts as a habitable room. A non-separated conservatory adds to the habitable room count if it has an internal quality door between it and the dwelling. Excluded from the room count are any room used solely as a kitchen, utility room, bathroom, cloakroom, en-suite accommodation and similar and any hallway, stairs or landing; and also any room not having a window.

Year built

Age band when building part constructed. England & Wales only. Typically one of: before 1900; 1900-1929; 1930-1949; 1950-1966; 1967-1975; 1976-1982; 1983-1990; 1991-1995; 1996-2002; 2003-2006; 2007-2011; 2012 onwards.

Area

The total useful floor area is the total of all enclosed spaces measured to the internal face of the external walls, i.e. the gross floor area as measured in accordance with the guidance issued from time to time by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors or by a body replacing that institution. (m²)

EPC Grade

Current energy rating converted into a linear 'A to G' rating (where A is the most energy efficient and G is the least energy efficient)