House sales expectations in the East hit 2-year high

Expectations for house sales in the East have hit a two year high according to RICS

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors says the expectations for house sales in the East of England have hit a two-year high.

36% more chartered surveyors in the East expect home sales will rise rather than fall in the coming three months. It's the most positive reading since May 2001.

RICS says there's increased confidence with interest from would-be buyers rising for three months in a row following the announcement of the government's Help to Buy Scheme.