House prices have increased the most in these English areas since 2019

House prices in England have seen an increase in prices over the last year, hitting an all-time high in December 2020

Thursday, 21st January 2021, 11:39 am
Many areas around the UK saw dramatic increases, with the pandemic seeing people buy homes, and property value soaring (Photo: Shutterstock)

Many areas around the UK saw dramatic increases, with the pandemic seeing people buy homes, and property value soaring.

Here are the 10 councils in England that have seen the biggest house price increases, according to data from the Government’s UK House Price Index.

Kensington and Chelsea recorded the biggest increase in house prices with a 28.6 per cent annual change. In November 2019 the average price was £1,171,530, in November 2020 it was £1,507,130
The London Borough of Brent recorded the second biggest increase with an annual change of 23.9 per cent. In November 2019 the average price was £435,981, in November 2020 it was £540,086
The City of London was third on the list, recording an annual change of 18.6 per cent. In November 2019 the average house price was £772,325, in November 2020 it was £916,239.
Derbyshire Dales recorded an annual change of 17.2 per cent. In November 2019 the average house price was £261,102, in November 2020 it was £305,997.
Northumberland recorded the fifth biggest increase, with an annual change of 16.2 per cent. In November 2019 the average house price was £152,663, in November 2020 it was £177,394.
The north England town saw an annual change of 15.4 per cent. In November 2019 the average house price was £86,179, in November 2020 it was £99,409.
The London Borough of Merton was next on the list, seeing an annual change in prices of 14.9 per cent. In November 2019 the average house price was £497,753, in November 2020 it was £571,988.
Bath and North East Somerset recorded an annual change of 14.5 per cent. In November 2019 the average house price was £333,886, in November 2020 it was £382,149.
Rossendale Council in Lancashire recorded an annual change of 13.3 per cent. In November 2019 the average price was £142,502, in November 2020 it was £161,441.
Cotswold in East Gloucestershire recorded an annual change of 12.8 per cent. In November 2019 the average price was £383,220, in November 2020 it was £432,348.