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Number of leasehold residential properties in England and Wales

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Dear Land Registry,

Please can you provide information on the number of leasehold residential properties in the England and Wales based on the latest data you hold.

I kindly request:
- the total number of residential properties in the UK (based on all those listed as having a current Council Tax band)
- the number of these residential properties (those that have a current Council Tax band listed) that have a leasehold tenure registered to them
- provide a breakdown of the number of leasehold residential properties in different parts of England and Wales by county.

Please state what date the data is current to.

Yours faithfully,
S

McLellan, Amy, Land Registry

Dear Siobhan,

Thank you for your email of 25 April 2020 requesting information about the following;

- the total number of residential properties in the UK (based on all those listed as having a current Council Tax band)
- the number of these residential properties (those that have a current Council Tax band listed) that have a leasehold tenure registered to them
- provide a breakdown of the number of leasehold residential properties in different parts of England and Wales by county.

We are currently experiencing a delay to services due to Covid-19 and anticipate that some Freedom of Information requests may take longer to respond to than usual.

I would ask that you please bear with us and we will do our best to respond to your request as soon as we are able to do so.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this time.

If you have any queries about this letter, please do not hesitate to contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number F200414 in any future communications.

Yours Sincerely,

Amy McLellan
Disclosure Manager

Information Rights Team
Castle Wharf House, 2 Canal Street, Nottingham, NG1 7AU
Email [email address]
0300 006 2651
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McLellan, Amy, Land Registry

Dear Siobhan,

Thank you for your email of 25 April 2020 where you requested
information about the following;

- the total number of residential properties in the UK (based on all those
listed as having a current Council Tax band)

- the number of these residential properties (those that have a current
Council Tax band listed) that have a leasehold tenure registered to them

- provide a breakdown of the number of leasehold residential properties in
different parts of England and Wales by county.

 

The department requires further information in order to identify and
locate the information that you have asked for. I will not be able to
take this matter further without extra information from you. I should
inform you that we do not hold any information relating to council tax
bands. Please could you review the first two points of your query and
clarify what information you are requesting based on this information.

Please could you also clarify the third point of your query. If a search
by address is conducted, this may also include freehold information
associated with the same address. A search by price paid information will
only include sold properties within the last 20 years.

 

Once you have clarified your request, I will be able to begin to process
your request.  If I do not receive clarification within three months your
request will be considered to have lapsed. (Under section 1(3) of the
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), a public authority need not comply with
a request unless any further information reasonably required to locate the
information is supplied).

 

If you wish to discuss any of the above, please contact me.

Yours Sincerely,

 

Amy McLellan

Disclosure Manager

 

Information Rights Team

Castle Wharf House, 2 Canal Street, Nottingham, NG1 7AU
Email [1][email address]

0300 006 2651

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Dear Amy,

Thank you for your email asking for clarification of my request.

On points 1 and 2 it was my understanding that each address in the UK has an Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) and that the Land Registry would be able to match this to the VOA's Council Tax List to identify addresses that pay Council Tax and therefore can be considered residential.

Please can you therefore clarify:
a) if you can access the data from the VOA on which addresses pay Council Tax and match this to your own dataset using the UPRNs?
b) if there is a field within the Land Registry's dataset that identifies whether a property is residential or not instead?

On point 3, I am aware that addresses that are leasehold will also have a freehold listed too, but that is not a problem. I am interested in knowing the number of residential properties with a leasehold tenure registered to them, regardless of whether they also have a freehold tenure registered to them. Please note I am requesting the overall number of residential properties with a leasehold tenure registered to them and not just those listed in the price paid dataset in the last 20 years.

I await your further response. If you need any further clarification please let me know.

Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Siobhan

McLellan, Amy, Land Registry

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Chevin, Zak, Land Registry

Dear Siobhan,

 

Thank you for your email of 27 May 2020 in which you have clarified
information for a previous request.

 

We have allocated this request a new reference number which is F200526

 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will
let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

If you have any queries about this letter, please do not hesitate to
contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number F200526 in any
future communications.

Yours sincerely,

 

Zak Chevin

Disclosure Officer

Information Rights Team, Castle Wharf House, 2 Canal Street, Nottingham,
NG1 7AU

Email: [1][email address]

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Chevin, Zak, Land Registry

Dear Siobhan,

 

I now have further information and am able to respond to the points you
raise in your email of 26 May. These are as follows:

 

 1. Whether HMLR can access the data from the VOA on which addresses pay
Council Tax and match this to HMLR’s own dataset using the UPRNs.

HMLR does not hold the VOA information. Our responsibilities under the
Freedom of Information Act do not require us to obtain information that we
do not hold.

 2. Whether there is a field within the Land Registry's dataset that
identifies whether a property is residential or not instead?

Other than [1]Price Paid Data, there is no HMLR dataset that identifies
whether a property is residential We hold a version of the Ordnance Survey
Address Base which indicates whether an address is residential but will
not say whether a property is registered.  We have our own address
database which links addresses to registered titles but (a) it does not
contain information on whether an address is residential and (b) does not
include all addresses (only Royal Mail and HM Land Registry created
addresses).

 3. The overall number of residential properties with a leasehold tenure
registered to them and not just those listed in the price paid dataset
in the last 20 years.

We could provide this for England and Wales from the information that we
hold but it would not be comprehensive, as we would not be able identify
all residential leasehold properties and not all properties will have a
UPRN.

 

To respond to your original request of 25 April:

 a. the total number of residential properties in the UK (based on all
those  listed as having a current Council Tax band)

We do not hold the VOA information and cannot identify properties by
Council Tax band. As stated in point 2 above, other than [2]Price Paid
Data, there is no HMLR dataset that identifies whether a property is
residential. We hold a version of the Ordnance Survey AddressBase which
indicates whether an address is residential but will not say whether a
property is registered.  We have our own address database which links
addresses to registered titles but (a) it does not contain information on
whether an address is residential and (b) does not include all addresses
(only Royal Mail and HM Land Registry created addresses).

 b. the number of these residential properties (those that have a current 
Council Tax band listed) that have a leasehold tenure registered to
them

We do not hold the VOA information and cannot identify properties by
Council Tax band. We could provide this from the information that we hold
but it would not be comprehensive, as we would not be able identify all
residential leasehold properties and not all properties will have a UPRN. 

 c. provide a breakdown of the number of leasehold residential properties
in  different parts of England and Wales by county.

We could provide this from the information we hold but it would not be
comprehensive, as we would not be able identify all residential leasehold
properties and not all properties will have a UPRN.

 

You will therefore appreciate that we cannot provide the information you
specifically request. We can provide some information, as stated above,
but clearly this will not be comprehensive. As previously indicated, you
can access [3]Price Paid Data to find details of leasehold residential
properties that have been sold for value and lodged with us for
registration since 1995 – but again the data will not be comprehensive.

 

If you are dissatisfied with this response to your request, you may seek
an internal review within two months of the date of our reply. Internal
reviews will be dealt within 20 working days. If at the end of this time
we are unable to respond, we will write to you explaining the reasons and
giving you a new date. If you seek an internal review please write to:

Information Rights Team

Head Office

Trafalgar House

1 Bedford Park

Croydon

CR0 2AQ

Email: [4][Land Registry request email]

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) within
three months of the reply for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a
decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by HM
Land Registry. Please see their [5]contact page. Please note that the
ICO's offices are closed for the foreseeable future. They are unable to
receive correspondence by post.

 

Your sincerely,

 

Zak Chevin

Disclosure Officer

Information Rights Team, Castle Wharf House, 2 Canal Street, Nottingham,
NG1 7AU

Email: [6][email address]

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Dear Chevin, Zak,

Thank you for your clarification.

Please can you provide as specified above.

1. The overall number of residential properties with a leasehold tenure registered to them (and not just those listed in the price paid dataset in the last 20 years).

You stated "We could provide this for England and Wales from the information that we hold but it would not be comprehensive, as we would not be able identify all residential leasehold properties".

Please provide this information and advise what dataset you have used to identify residential properties (i.e. AddressBase) and why it is not fully comprehensive.

Please also advise on the total number of residential properties in that dataset, if appropriate, regardless of whether freehold or leasehold or any other status.

2. Provide a breakdown of the number of leasehold residential properties in different parts of England and Wales by county.

You stated "We could provide this from the information we hold but it would not be comprehensive, as we would not be able identify all residential leasehold properties and not all properties will have a UPRN."

Please provide this. Similar to above please advise what dataset you are using and its limitations.

Please note I am requesting data on those residential properties with a leasehold tenure registered to them, regardless or not of whether they also have a freehold tenure registered to them.

Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Siobhan

Chevin, Zak, Land Registry

1 Atodiad

Dear Siobhan,

Thank you for your email of 08 July 2020 in which you requested additional information to your original request.

1. The overall number of residential properties with a leasehold tenure registered to them (and not just those listed in the price paid dataset in the last 20 years) - In the AddressBase data that we hold, there are 30,312,868 properties (UPRNs) that have a primary classification of Residential and that link through to a street. Out of this number, 27,529,870 are for England and Wales. From the 27.5 million for England and Wales, 4,059,278 properties (UPRNs) link through via Land Registry’s address database to leasehold titles. This represents a total of 3,883,139 distinct titles.

2. Provide a breakdown of the number of leasehold residential properties in different parts of England and Wales by county - Please find attached an Excel Workbook that contains this information (this information was taken from AddressBase).

Unfortunately we do not hold information on the limitations of AddressBase and our responsibilities under the Freedom of Information Act do not require us to obtain information that we do not hold.

Your request was dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The data is also subject to Crown copyright. You may use the data for personal use/research but this does not entitle you to reuse it for any other purpose (including commercial use, marketing or publication). If you wish to reuse the information, please let us know what your intended use is, so we can consider this further.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.
If you are dissatisfied with this response to your request, you may seek an internal review within two months of the date of our reply. Internal reviews will be dealt within 20 working days. If at the end of this time we are unable to respond, we will write to you explaining the reasons and giving you a new date. If you seek an internal review please write to:

Information Rights Team
Head Office
Trafalgar House
1 Bedford Park
Croydon
CR0 2AQ
Email: [Land Registry request email]

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) within three months of the reply for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by HM Land Registry. Please see their contact page. Please note that the ICO's offices are closed for the foreseeable future. They are unable to receive correspondence by post.

Yours sincerely,

Zak Chevin
Disclosure Officer
Information Rights Team, Castle Wharf House, 2 Canal Street, Nottingham, NG1 7AU
Email: [email address]
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