UK House prices rose by more than 8% last year

House prices across the UK rose by 8.2% in the year to April, bringing the value of an average property to £209,054.

On a monthly basis, prices rose by an average 0.6% between March and April.

Looking at England alone, there was annual price increase of 9.1%, which takes the average property value to £224,731. Monthly house prices rose by 0.7% between March and April this year.

Wales showed an annual price increase of 1.7%, which takes the average property value to £139,385. However, prices fell by 1.9% between March and April.

The regional data indicates that:

• London experienced the greatest increase in its average house prices over the last 12 months with a movement of 14.5%
• the North West experienced the greatest monthly growth with an increase of 2.3%
• the North East saw the lowest annual price growth with an increase of 0.1%
• the South West saw the most significant monthly price fall with a movement of -2.8%.

The House Price Index data is provided by the Land Registry.

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