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Houses prices fall across Yorkshire for third month

House prices fell for the third month in a row in September Photo: Calendar

House prices fell for the third month in a row in September as the summer slowdown drifted into autumn and demand from potential buyers weakened even more.

Prices in Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire dropping by 0.2% according to a new study.

Average prices showed a monthly fall of 0.1%, the same decline as July and August, property analysts Hometrack said.

The study said house prices will remain under a "slow, downward pressure", but the scale of falls will be limited in the short term by a reduction in the numbers of homes coming on the market.

September marked the first time since January that seller numbers decreased, while demand from potential buyers has been shrinking for the last four months.

The latest figures are a sharp contrast to the start of the year, when between February and May buyer demand increased by 25%, which Hometrack said was similar to a seasonal pattern seen last year.