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Central London house prices fall while outer boroughs booms

Thu 25th August 2016, 5:03 pm

Figures released this month by the Office for National Statistics indicate house prices in central London boroughs have decreased, while the prices for London as a whole have risen.

Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham were the two hardest-hit boroughs, where average prices decreased by 6.2% and 3.2% respectively.

This is in stark contrast to London as a whole, which has seen an increase of 12.6%. The rise is thanks to a number of east London boroughs, for example Newham has seen an average price increase of 21.4%.

Other commuter towns around London have seen significant price increases, Slough’s housing prices have increased by 24.6%, and prices in Luton have increased by 21.8%.

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