London new-build deals fall while Liverpool sweeps up

Sales of commercial new-build properties in London could fall to a four-year low by the end of 2019, according to the latest HM Land Registry data analysed by property data insight company Search Acumen.

The report shows that 928 transactions in the capital were made between January and May this year, down by a third on the comparable period in 2018, in which 1,372 transactions were made.

According to Search Acumen’s forecast for the total number of new-build transactions for 2019, deals could slump to 2,647.

After the EU referendum, 2017 saw a spike in London