Sales halved in last three years

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

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.

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