Why is information about the price I paid for my house on the internet?
Since 3 December 1990 the Land Register has been open to public inspection. The availability of register information is governed generally by section 66 of the Land Registration Act 2002, which provides for register information to be publicly available.
The entry of price paid information from April 2000 was authorised by the Land Registration (No. 3) Rules 2000. The decision was taken by the Lord Chancellor, after consultation with the public and with legal and other bodies. The Lord Chancellor concluded that the inclusion, and consequent availability, of this information was in the public interest.
Since 23 March our Price paid data showing all residential property sales in England and Wales, at address level, has been made available free of charge.
Find out more
- See our FAQs on Price paid data
- Practice Guide 7 – Entry of price paid or value stated on the register and
- our Public Data information.