The data comes courtesy of RICS, and is based on the experience of its members, with more than 25% more agents reporting a decline in buyer registrations than a rise in April. Accompanying comment singles out uncertainty over the EU referendum as a major cause. But surely more likely is an inevitable lull following a rush to complete in the lead up to the introduction of the stamp duty surcharge on second homes. House prices have, however, stayed firm, largely due to a lack of supply.
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