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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

RICS predicts 3% price rise in 2017

UK property will increase by 3% on average in 2017 predict RICS.

Surveyor's crystal balls believe 2017 will see -
  • Transactions will stabilise, but fall short of 2016 
  • Restrictive supply will pushing prices up by 3%
  • Rents up by 2-3%
RICS guesstimate that transaction activity in 2017 will be between 1.15m and 1.2 m properties ( below the 1.25 m expected for 2016).

With UK house price growth of 3% predicted in 2017,  surveyors picked out  East Anglia, North West and West Midlands as their favourites to out perform the national average.

They believe Central London will stabilise after a poor 2016.
RICS Simon Robinson comments:

'Although recent announcements by the government on housing are very welcome, the ongoing shortfall of stock across much of the sales and lettings markets is set to continue to underpin prices and rents. As a result, the affordability challenge will remain very much to the fore for many. Meanwhile the lack of existing inventory in the market is impacting the ability of households to move and will contribute toward transaction activity over the whole of 2017 being a little lower that in the year just ending.'

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