Just 21 homes were sold in Watford and surrounding districts in March - shortly before the housing market froze due to the lockdown.

This figure is just 0.6 per cent of all home sales in January - before coronavirus took hold in the UK.

In January, 3,518 homes were sold in Watford borough, Three Rivers and Hertsmere. In February, after the first case of coronavirus in the UK, sales dropped to 204 - just 6 per cent of January's figure.

House prices had also dropped, according to Land Registry data. In Watford, the average house price dropped by 2.8 per cent to £334,610 from February to March.

Throughout the whole of March, there have been just six home sales in Watford borough, seven in Three Rivers and eight in Hertsmere.

Using Government data, we can reveal the most expensive and cheapest homes sold in each district:


Most expensive - £492,500

9 Westfield Avenue, WD24 7EA

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The three-bedroom terraced house was sold as a freehold on March 6 for £492,500. According to Zoopla, the property comprises three bedrooms, one bathroom and two living rooms.

Cheapest - £215,000

7 Pheasant Court, Holtsmere Close, WD25 9AF

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Pheasant Court in Garston. Photo: Imagine estate agent

The two-bedroom retirement flat was sold as a leasehold on March 3 for £215,000. The Garston property is part of a block of 39 flats developed by McCarthy & Stone in 2008. There is a communal garden, lounge and guest facilities. Management staff look after the apartment block and there are social activities for residents.

Cheapest - £215,000

Flat 6, Denham Place, Park Avenue, WD18 7HA

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Denham Place in Watford. Photo: Warren and Anthony estate agent

The one-bedroom flat was also sold as a leasehold for £215,000. The sale was completed on March 12. According to Zoopla, the property has one bedroom, one bathroom and one living room.

Three Rivers

Most expensive - £346,500

48 Harlech Road, Abbots Langley, WD5 0BF

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48 Harlech Road. Photos: themovemarket.com

The two-bedroom terraced house was sold as a freehold on March 9 for £346,500. According to Rightmove, the home comprises two bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room, a kitchen and a rear garden.

Cheapest - £218,000

55A Home Way, Mill End, Rickmansworth, WD3 8QL

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The one-bedroom maisonette was sold as a leasehold for £218,000 on March 6. According to Rightmove, the ground floor property comprises a bedroom, a sitting room, a kitchen and a utility room.


Most expensive - £1,787,500

2 Laurino Place, Bushey, WD23 1QP

Watford Observer:

Watford Observer:

2 Laurino Place, Bushey. Photos: Hamptons

The four-bedroom detached house was advertised by Hamptons with an asking price of £2million and was sold as a freehold for £1.8million on March 6.

According to the estate agent, the home consists of a living room, dining room, office, large kitchen, a bedroom suite with a walk-in wardrobe and large dressing room, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The property's wrap around garden backs directly onto a lake and the home is within walking distance of Hartsbourne Golf and Country Club.

Cheapest - £287,500

19 Hogarth Court, Steeplands, Bushey, WD23 1BT

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Hogarth Court, Bushey. Photo:Paige & Petrook

The two-bedroom flat was sold as a leasehold on March 6 for £287,500. According to Zoopla, the property situated near Bushey High Street comprises two bedrooms, a bathroom and a living room.