UK property market reports
Kingsley Hamilton Estates’ quarterly reports on the UK residential property market summarise key trends, drawing on official statistics from reputable third party resources, and analysis and commentary from our very own industry insiders.
The reports are designed to help you make an informative decision, whether you’re looking to buy, sell, rent, or let a property.
The latest UK housing market figures, in one place.
The reports cover residential property in the UK, with a particular focus on London and the North West, including:
- Property price trends
- Rental data
- International investment insight
- Comments from senior members of staff
UK Property Market Report Q1 2018
The UK property market showed great resilience during the course of Q1, despite the various political and economical challenges impacting the market. 2018 has started on the right foot and this quarter’s house price growth is progressing at steadier levels than in previous years. Property transactions in the UK maintained a steady course while the lack of properties available on the market also provided support to house price growth through this year’s first quarter.
UK Property Market Report Q4 2017
Despite the economic and political challenges following the Brexit vote, the UK residential property market showed great resilience in Q4. Supply and demand levels in the UK housing market remained broadly unchanged, showing that both buyers and sellers are active on the market. On the lettings side, the market in the last quarter of the year was influenced by the usual seasonal slowdown but demand remained strong throughout the UK.
UK Property Market Report Q3 2017
The UK property market has proved remarkably robust during the course of Q3, despite political and economical factors impacting the housing market over the summer. In terms of property sales and growth, the end of the quarter saw the number of sales agreed higher than this time a year ago in all regions, up nationally by 4.8%, emphasizing that demand remains strong across the country. On the lettings side, while average rental prices have experienced downward pressure, price growth continues to be supported by the low number of landlord purchases throughout the UK.
UK Property Market Report Q2 2017
Going into Q2, the property market was met with big political changes, including the triggering of Article 50 and an unexpected snap election. However, despite political and economic events, in terms of property sales and growth, the end of the second quarter saw the highest number of sales agreed in ten years. On the lettings side, rental activity bounced back and the national figures for properties let saw a rise of 13.8%
UK Property Market Report Q1 2017
Whilst Q1 of 2016 was a strong start, the forecast for Q1 of 2017 was a little different. Property sales continued to be stable in an uncertain economic environment, however, the lettings market was affected, mainly due to the aftermath of landlords rushing to complete before the Stamp Duty in the previous year.
UK Property Market Report Q4 2016
The final quarter of the year saw buyer’s activity levels influenced by a market that was recovering from some of the challenges of Q3 whilst facing the prospect of the usual December seasonal slowdown. However, previous market uncertainty following the referendum results showed signs of having subsided in Q4 2016. Overseas investors returned to London with force: the number of transactions increased during Q4, highlighting buyers’ confidence in the UK housing market.
UK Property Market Report Q3 2016
After a tumultuous few months following the Brexit vote on 23 June, the UK economy seems to have rebounded and fallen into a more stable economic environment. Supply and demand levels in the UK property market remained broadly unchanged in Q3, showing that both buyers and sellers are still active.
UK Property Market Report Q2 2016
Q2 started with a busy April, with residential property prices remaining relatively from despite the introduction of the new Stamp Duty surcharge at the beginning of the month. Asking prices for homes in England and Wales have risen to a new record high, and sales are being agreed quicker than at any point since 2010, according to latest figures from Rightmove.
UK Property Market Report Q1 2016
Whilst the short-term uncertainty ahead of the EU referendum has seen lower transaction volumes in the UK property market, the overall picture remained positive in Q1. A longer period of low mortgage rates, alongside firmer wage growth and a continued lack of new and second-hand housing stock, should continue to underpin overall pricing during 2016.