§ Sir J. Rodgers
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the average length of time between the purchase and the resale of an owner-occupied dwelling.
§ Mr. Channon
It is estimated that, on average, a household selling an owner-occupied dwelling to move to another dwelling does so eight years after buying. The corresponding figure for owner-occupied houses sold for other reasons, such as emigration or dissolution of the household, is not known.