Are house prices rising too fast?

Estate Agent's boards in Stockwell Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The property website Rightmove has upped its forecast for house price rises to 6% this year. It comes after the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors recommended a 5% cap on house price growth, to stop a future bubble.

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Asking prices in London are up 8.2% on last year. To find out what's happening in your area, head to propertychecklists.co.uk a checklist explaining how you can calculate your area's house price growth, created by property expert Kate Faulkner.

Prices in London are rising again Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

She has also compared prices from all London boroughs in July this year to those just before the economic collapse. See below to find out how your area is performing.

Property prices in London this year, compared to the 2009 low Credit: Land Registry/Kate Faulkner
Property prices in London this year, compared to the 2009 low Credit: Land Registry/Kate Faulkner