HC Deb 26 November 1973 vol 865 c25W
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.