UK house prices hit a four-year high as demand for outside space continues to climb

“The latest RICS survey provides firm evidence of a strong uplift in activity in the housing market which should help support the wider economy gain traction over the coming months,” says RICS’ Chief Economist Simon Rubinsohn. “More of a concern is the pick-up in prices which could intensify issues around affordability in some parts of the country.”

What clients really want to know about the market right now

Is everyone moving to the country?; what is happening to prices?; and is there anything to buy? are the three big questions on clients’ lips right now, according to buying agency Prime Purchase, which has reported rising demand for its acquisition services amid all the uncertainty. Here’s the firm’s assessment of what is happening ‘on the ground’ in both the London and country markets right now…