The Kent areas where house prices are rising faster than anywhere else in the county

-Credit: (Image: Getty Images/Moonstone Images)
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House prices in Tonbridge and Malling have risen faster in real terms than anywhere else in Kent. Homes in the local authority area sold for an average of £422,826 each in the 12 months to March, according to the latest data from the Land Registry.

That's up 5.2 per cent compared to the same time last year. However, when compared to inflation from just before the financial crash of 2007, house prices in Tonbridge and Malling are massively overperforming.

Had house prices in the area increased in-line with inflation, then they would be 13.3 per cent lower now than they are today. That's the largest difference in Kent.

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The River Medway at Tonbridge -Credit:Getty Images/Moonstone Images
The River Medway at Tonbridge -Credit:Getty Images/Moonstone Images

Gravesham is the county's next property hotspot. The average home in Gravesham cost £330,758 in the year to March.

That's 11.3 per cent more than would be expected had they gone up with inflation since March 2007. Dartford's average house price is £351,616, which is 11.1 per cent higher than it would be if it had increased in-line with inflation.

In Tunbridge Wells, homes cost £462,292, which is 9.6 per cent higher than the inflation-linked price. And in Medway they cost £281,523, which is 8.4 per cent above the inflation price.

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The average home in the UK cost £283,000 in the 12 months to March 2024. That’s an increase of £5,000, or 1.8 per cent, compared to the same time last year, when the average home cost £278,000.

Inverclyde in Scotland is the UK’s property hotspot. The average home there cost £124,216 in the past year.

That’s an increase of 14.5 per cent, the largest percentage increase in the country. Kensington and Chelsea, meanwhile, is the most expensive place to buy a home.

Properties in the London borough sold for an average of £1.19 million each in the past 12 months. While property prices are up across much of the country, the South has seen far bigger rises in real-terms compared to the North.

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