The Land Registry’s monthly ‘price paid data’ has revealed that there were 75,937 land and property sales in England and Wales lodged for registration in May.

Of those received by the Registry there were 296 residential sales for £1m or over, of which 182 were in London.

The most expensive sale last month was of a flat in the City of Westminster for £5.5m while the cheapest was of a terraced house in Hartlepool, County Durham, for £11,400.

Of the 75,937 sales lodged for registration almost 54,000 were freehold and around 9,000 were new buildsAdvert rightmove