Halifax annuncia un aumento del 5.8% del mercato immobiliare negli ultimi 12 mesi. Tuttavia il dato é su base nazionale. Se poi si analizza per singole zone, si vede chiaramente come negli anni vi sia stato un tremendo divario tra nord e sud del paese. L'articolo analizza l'andamento del mercato immobiliare negli anni, sia per gli acquisti che per gli affitti con interessanti risultati.
House prices have increased 5.8pc in the past 12 months, according to Halifax. But behind the headline figure there is remarkable variation in affordability and price increases. New analysis of data by the Office for National Statistics of the housing market in the past few years has revealed just how stark the inequality of rents and house prices is within the country. At the top of the list of unaffordable areas is London, where house price growth has eclipsed all other areas at a rate of 551pc since 1995. This is compared to 208pc in the north-east of England and 235pc in Wales. London's runaway housing market has also hit rents. In 2015, there were three local authorities where the average rent was over £2,000 per month: Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster and the City of London.