Annual London house price inflation hit 20.1% in May 2014, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
But, excluding London and the South East, prices rose by a much more modest 6.4% across the UK. In England, prices rose by 11%, in Wales prices were up by 6.5%, and in Scotland they rose by 3.6%.
According to the ONS index, the average price of a house across the UK is now £262,000.
At the same time a research by Experian claims that the number of homes entering the market at above £500,000 rose by almost 30 per cent in the UK and 50 per cent in London in the last 12 months.
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A new mortgage lending cap by the Bank of England was announced yesterday in an attempt to cool down the UK housing market.
Governor Mark Carney revealed new limits that will apply from 1 October 2014, including a 15% cap on the number of mortgages that banks and building societies can give to people who want to borrow more than 4.5 times their income. Currently only 11 per cent of UK bank lending exceeds that ratio. London has seen the largest increase in the proportion of mortgages worth over 4.5 times the borrower’s income.
According to Halifax Building Society, house prices leapt by nearly £220 every day in May, marking the biggest month-on-month rise over a decade.
Halifax reported that the average UK property value went up by 3.9 per cent last month to £184,464, from £177,648 at the end of April. It was the fastest price increase since 4.2 per cent month-on-month growth was recorded in October 2002.
This account follows findings by the Nationwide who reported last week that property values had reached an all-time high of £186,512 on average after soaring 11.1 per cent in 12 months.
At the same time, the Nationwide House Price Index published in May ’14 states that the mortgage approvals in April were around 17% below January’s high. See the full Nationwide report here:
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“Renting an apartment in London is still a cheaper option than buying for many, especially young Londoners. A growing number of London young professional renters are looking for studio and one-bed apartments in Kings Cross, Camden Town and Kentish Town”.
“Housing supply is not meeting demands and the much diminished pipeline of new properties coming onto the market continues to push prices up,” comments Paul Brooke, Oliver’s Director. “Without an increase in supply, prices, already at an all-time high, will continue to rise, resulting in many buyers being unable to compete”.
The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry has warned about the high cost of London housing affecting the Capital’s competitiveness. This warning has been copied across the national property related media in the last few days. "Soaring house prices have outstripped wage increases" and so make "living in London unaffordable for many, affecting both employees and employers." According to the report 42 per cent of London businesses feel that "their ability to recruit and retain skilled workers has been negatively affected by increasing housing costs". Highlighting the lack of housing supply as the main reason behind high prices, the LCCI wants to see more developers attracted into the market and suggests that all underdeveloped brownfield sites are to be registered by the Mayor, and the owners are to be given four years to start building before compulsory purchase is enacted, in an attempt to increase homebuilding in the Capital.
The full report is available to download from the LCCI website.
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