About Us

How Proviser Started

I first put together the Proviser website back in 1997 while working as a strategy analyst at BBC Education. The site had detailed graphs and tables of property prices data from HM Land Registry. Proviser is now the only remaining of the first two websites to make this information easily usable by the public.


As other websites with very deep pockets moved into the arena in the mid to late 2000s, Proviser has taken a back seat for a while. But while there are now a number of websites that provide information on property prices, I think that some of the most interesting and useful analysis is not currently available. And so I am relaunching Proviser to fill that gap.

I hope that Proviser will provide the most useful tools and analysis for property professionals, journalists and the public who are serious about understanding property prices and sales volumes.

And over time I will add other information, analysis, tools and comment based on data that is either available from government sources, other sources or directly collated myself. With the intention of making that information easier to use, cross reference and understand by professionals, press and public.

At the moment I do everything at proviser from data research and analysis to web development, content writing and making the tea.

Questions, Comments or Collaboration

I welcome any questions or comments you have that will help me provide better information. And if you have any projects that you think I might be able to help you with then please do email me



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