The number of property sales received for registration ticked upward by 7.6 per cent from February to March, show latest figures from HM Land Registry.
There were 99,372 received sales for registration in March, compared to 82,268 in February.
There was a 0.4 per cent rise in freehold properties month-on-month to 65,821, and a large rise in newly built properties at 19.7 per cent to 13,129.
A total of 28,871 sales took place in March. The most expensive residential sale a detached property in Camden, which sold for £38.5m.
In contrast, the cheapest residential property sale in March 2019 was a terraced property in Ferryhill, County Durham, which sold for £17,250.
The most expensive commercial sale was also in Camden, at for £95m, while the cheapest commercial sale last month was in Brighton for £100.
It must be noted that there is a time difference between the sale of a property and its registration at HM Land Registry, typically between two weeks and two months.