A property firm has revealed that homes in west Dorset are taking an average of four months to sell.

Since the pandemic house sales are taking an average of 128 days to complete in Bridport and Lyme Regis, according to property firm Property Solvers.

In the latest data, provided by the company's speed of sale tool, properties in the DT6 (Bridport) and DT7 (Lyme Regis) postcodes areas sell in just over four months.

Updated monthly, the latest dataset analysed over 90 property sales across the areas between March 2023 and March 2024.

The statistics track the moment a property is listed on the property portal Rightmove, to the point it’s marked as officially ‘sold’ at the HM Land Registry.

In the DT6 postcode, out of the 79 tracked properties in the 12 months to March 2024, home sellers were waiting 128 days on average from listing to completion.

In the DT7 postcode area, 11 home sellers were waiting just 113 days, or under the four month average,  from start to finish to sell their properties.

Ruban Selvanayagam of Property Solvers said: “Whilst we’re starting to see some noticeable improvements into 2024, the continued pressures on the mortgage sector and buyers' ability to secure the right kind of finance has resulted in delays with sales completing,”

The co-founder of the company added: “Combined with the recognised ‘snail pace’ nature of the conveyancing process, it’s likely that these trends are likely to remain for some time.”