Sales halved in last three years
PROPERTY sales in Yorkshire have more than halved between 2007 and 2010, according to Lloyds TSB.
They have fallen 53 per cent, and worst hit is Bradford, where sales have dropped by 63 per cent.
The banks says there is a widening North-South housing divide, with sales in the South down by 42 per cent compared with 51 per cent in the North.
All four towns with the smallest decline in property sales between 2007 and 2010 are in the SouthEast. Housing market activity has proved most resilient in the Surrey town of Esher with sales falling by 14.6 per cent. Birkenhead, on Merseyside, saw the largest decline – 69 per cent, followed by Burnley, and Gainsborough, in Lincolnshire.