Zoopla offers free access to house price records

Zoopla.co.uk has made available for free unrestricted access to the records of 15 million property transactions dating back to 1995.

The announcement follows the Government’s release of records relating to the prices of more than five million house sales ranging from 1995 to 2000.

Until now, historic house price data has only been available from the Land Registry for a fee.

Zoopla.co.uk claims to list 27 million UK properties and records for 40% of these, which are based on Land Registry data.

The news comes as the portal confirms £3.75 million worth of new funding from venture capital firms Atlas Venture and Octopus Ventures, which brings its total funding to date to around £5.5m.

Zoopla.co.uk was launched last January by Alex Chesterman (pictured) and advertises both agency-listed and privately-owned properties.

It also provides free, instant value estimates on all UK homes, as well as free email alerts on local market activity, statistics and trends.

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