House Prices Soar as Supply Declines
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House Prices Soar as Supply Declines

By |Published On: 24th November 2015|

This article is an external press release originally published on the Landlord News website, which has now been migrated to the Just Landlords blog.

House prices have increased by 10.5% in the past year, according to data from estate agent haart.

House Prices Soar as Supply Declines

House Prices Soar as Supply Declines

The average property sold through haart now costs £224,242, a record high for the firm.

The agent also reports that while housing demand has grown, supply has declined.

It found that the amount of new homes for sale is down 10.1% on 12 months ago.

Demand has risen by 6.4% over the year, despite a drop between September and October.

CEO of haart, Paul Smith, says: “UK house prices in October rose faster on a monthly and annual basis than they have since our records began, up 1.9% and 10.5% respectively.

“The surge has resulted in the average property price peaking at £224,242. This trend is the outcome of diminished stock levels, which are currently at their lowest since February, meaning there are now 12 buyers chasing every property to come to market.”

He urges: “The Government must take drastic action to encourage the release of homes suitable for families and prevent record high price rises in 2016 for the core of the UK property market.

“The new Help to Buy ISA should help first time buyers save for their deposit, but it is stimulating demand without addressing the underlying issue of lack of supply.”

Smith continues: “While house prices in the rest of the UK are likely to continue their current trajectory in 2016, the top end of the market, particularly in London, will see a price correction because of the impact of Stamp Duty – likely to consist of a 10% drop in value for homes currently priced over £1m.

“Our data is already beginning to show London falling behind the rest of the UK in terms of growth in house prices as a result of this.”1
























About the Author: Em Morley (she/they)

Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources. When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.

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