Detailed Land Registry transaction information is now available monthly in addition to the House Price Index.
The first set of free data includes a detailed breakdown of applications by number and type from solicitors, conveyancers and lenders and covers commercial property and land as well as residential property.
The Land Registry believes the consumer will be better informed by being able to see the volume and types of transactions conducted in England and Wales while the property and finance sectors will be able to use the data to assess trends and movements in the property market.
Malcolm Dawson, chief executive of Land Registry, said: “This data alongside the information which informs our House Price Index can be used to both examine the market but also to inform the public. “”The potential for how information can be used (and re-used) is considerable. As a member of the new Public Data Group