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Greater London has highest new build property sales

Greater London saw more new-build property sales than any other area in England and Wales during April, according to the latest Land Registry data.

In total, 1,200 new-build properties were sold in Greater London during the period – 318 per cent more than Greater Manchester, which had the second-highest sales volume with 287.

Interactive: Sales volumes and average prices

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Across England and Wales, 2,620 new-build flats were sold during April, as well as 1,890 detached, 1,386 terraced and 1,334 semi-detached properties.

The average new-build detached property sold for £311,497, with semi-detached houses fetching £209,891, terraced £214,240 and flats £294,465.

Interactive: Every new-build transaction in April mapped

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These figures were skewed by Greater London’s high proportion of flat sales. In April, 1,101 new-build flats, with a total value of £482,915,788, were sold in the City – 92 per cent of all new-build properties sold in London.

There were 58 terraced properties sold in Greater London, 29 semi-detached and 12 detached.

Interactive: Select your region to discover the volume of sales by property type

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The average sale price in the City for all property types was £445,102. However, Greater London was only the fourth most expensive location for new-build property.

In Poole, the average new build cost a £989,245, followed by Windsor and Maidenhead with £577,452, and Brighton and Hove Albion with £488,035.

Interactive: Every new-build property sold in April, sized by price and arranged by property type

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An apartment in St George Wharf, Lambeth, Greater London was the most expensive new property sold in April, selling for £6,000,000.

The most expensive property sold outside London was in Reigate and Banstead, Surrey, which sold for £2,500,00 and was the seventh most expensive property sold during the period.

The only other property in the top 10 outside of London was in Cobham, also in Surrey, which sold for £2,240,000 and was the 10th most expensive property.