April sees fall in sales received for registration

April saw a fall in the number of sales received for registration. According to HM Land Registry data, the total saw a month-on-month drop of 11,876.

Price Paid Data from HM Land Registry sets out the details of land and property sales across England and Wales which HMLR received for registration. During April 2018, 78,408 sales were received for registration.

Of these, 57,657 were freehold and 11,758 were newly built.

Where the type of property was concerned:

  • 16,728 were detached
  • 19,362 were semi-detached
  • 20,714 were terraced
  • 15,457 were a flat or maisonette
  • 6,147 were classed as other

During April 2018, the most expensive residential sale was for a detached property in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea which sold for £19,800,000. The cheapest tool place in Burnley, where a terraced property sold for £17,500.

Where commercial sales were concerned, the most expensive which took place last month was for £95,370,000 in the City of Westminster. The cheapest commercial sale occurred in Bolton where a property sold for £425.

The full dataset can be found here.

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