Land Registry house price data for August

There were 98,513 residential and commercial land and property sales in England and Wales in August, which is up from 93,400 a month earlier, fresh property price paid data from the Land Registry shows.

The figures reveal that there were 74,734 freehold properties, along with 7,198 new build properties logged for registration.

In terms of property type, 26,515 of the properties put forward for registration were terraced, 26,056 were semi-detached, 22,782 detached, 17,085 flats/maisonettes, while there were also 6,075 ‘other’ property types.

In total, 31,953 sales took place across England and Wales in August, including 663 homes that were acquired for £1 million-plus, with more than half – 392 – of these transactions taking place in London.

The most expensive residential sale in August was of a flat in Knightsbridge, SW1, for £18.25 million.

Property type August 2017
Detached22,782
Semi-detached26,056
Terraced26,515
Flat/maisonette17,085
Other6,075
Total98,513

 

The most expensive commercial sale in August was in Reading for £60.6 million.The cheapest residential sale in August was of a terraced property in Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, for £5,300.

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