House Prices rise in the East

East Anglia and the East Midlands have seen house prices rise month-on-month by 0.2%. Across the country house prices have risen at their fastest rate in more than six years.

Monthly prices have risen in East Anglia and the East Midlands Credit: PA

Prices recorded a 0.5% month-on-month increase in September, marking the highest monthly increase seen since May 2007, property analysts Hometrack said.

The report follows similar findings from Nationwide building society last week, which reported evidence that the market pick-up "is becoming increasingly broad-based".