Over the past year just 1200 properties per month sold across England and Wales priced £1 million or more. Unsurprisingly nearly 60% of these were in the capital, a further 21% in the South East. Just one in every nine is a new build.
The top 25 most expensive sales of 2019 have all been in the capital, the most expensive a £46 million, detached period property in Upper Phillimore Gardens, Kensington/Holland Park London.
Outside the capital, the top spot was in Mansfield, Derbyshire, a property selling for £15.7 million in February.
July and August were the busiest months for expensive property sales, over 1600 sales taking place in each of these two months