Annual house price rises in England are being driven by a 17% year-on-year increase in London, where the average house price has reached £459,000, according to the Office for National Statistics.
"House prices are increasing strongly across most parts of the UK, with prices in London again showing the highest growth," it said in a report.
It also recorded a 6.6% rise in the East and a 6.1% increase in prices in the South East.
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