Government figures show property transactions fell 21.5 per cent last month from July. The Land Registry said a total of 9,972 sale and purchase agreements for building units were registered in August, compared with the 12,710 in the previous month. The figures included residential and non-residential properties. The monthly statistics released by the Government were in line with the 9,950 transactions estimated by property agent Midland Realty earlier this week. The agent attributed the fall to the slow buying interests of home-seekers. Year-on-year, the number of transactions was 47.5 per cent higher than July 1995, according to the Government. Total considerations of these agreements was $29.5 billion, down by 30.1 per cent from July.