West Sussex: pace of price rises accelerating

Average property prices in West Sussex rose by 7.8% in the 12 months to the end of November, outpacing the 5.8% growth in the same period last year.

This compares to a rise of 5.2% across the South-East region, over the same period and puts the average house price in West Sussex at £331,255 in November 2017. Particularly strong price growth was seen in the detached and semi-detached sectors, which grew by 8.7% and 8.6% respectively in the 12 months to November on average.

Chris Hounsome, director of Mansell McTaggart, said “this is a good time for anyone thinking about selling, following sustained but manageable price growth over the last few years”.

Jaime Wallden, director, agreed, adding “yet it is also a good time for people who want the reassurance of knowing they are buying into a market where values are rising, and before they rise further”.

Jaime added that “in any market it is also important for sellers to ensure they choose an experienced agent who has a local presence to check the validity of buyers and their offers”.

Price data source: Land Registry, showing latest available data at time of publication

Volume data source: Mansell McTaggart

Mansell McTaggart are estate agents in West Sussex, with offices in Billingshurst, Burgess Hill, Copthorne and Crawley (for properties near Gatwick airport), Cuckfield, Hassocks, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Lindfield, and Storrington.