There were more than 116,700 sales of land and property in England and Wales that were registered in January, ranging in price from almost £38 million to £15,000.
The latest data from the Land Registry show that out of 116,795 sales some 87,753 were freehold, a rise of 23.5% compared to January 2017.
Of the total some 16,685 sales were for newly built homes, a rise of 15% compared to January 2017.
Some 499 were of properties in England and Wales for £1 million and over, 307 were of properties in Greater London for £1 million and over while three were in Birmingham and three in Manchester.
The most expensive residential sale taking place in January 2018 was a semi-detached property in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London for £37,720,000. The cheapest was a terraced property in Burnley, Lancashire, for £15,000.
The largest number of sales by housing type was terraced homes with 30,741 sales, followed by semi-detached homes at 29,282, then 25,932 detached houses and 22,887 flats or maisonettes.
The most expensive commercial sale taking place in January 2018 was in Greater Manchester for £103,033,044 and the cheapest was in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London for £100.