September 2017

On 21st September, the government published its estimate of the number of leasehold dwellings in England in 2015-16.

The publication follows an earlier release, in April 2017, using 2014-15 data and a new methodology. The differences between the old and new methodologies are summarised in the 2014-15 release.  DCLG have developed the methodology further, and for the first time this latest statistical release also includes an estimate of the number of leasehold dwellings in the social rented sector.

In summary, in 2015-16:

The statistics are again published as Experimental Official Statistic. The methodology is subject to evaluation and testing.

The release includes a short questionnaire on how the leasehold estimates are used. It also seeks feedback on the revised methodology and potential methodological improvements at:

LEASE is governed by a board, appointed as individuals by the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government.

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