House price boost for Uxbridge and Bromley

Two of the towns with the biggest rise in house prices were in the London region. Uxbridge had a 11.7% gain and Bromley had an 11.5% gain.

Grays in Essex was one of the towns with the biggest fall in average house prices, with a 7.3% drop.

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Regional divide in house prices

Nine of the 10 towns which saw the biggest drop in house prices are outside the South, reflecting the continued regional divide in the property market. Southend recorded the biggest rise in property prices among major UK towns over the past year.