4.6% Increase in Average House Prices In Scotland

Author: Alison Gourley
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The latest publication of the UK House Price Index (UK HPI) reveals the following interesting information relating to the Scottish property market:

  • The average house price of a property in Scotland in June 2016 was £143,282 an increase of 4.6% on the previous year and an increase of 2.7% when compared to the previous month.
  • The biggest price increase over the last year was in the City of Edinburgh where the average price increased by 11.7% to £240,978.
  • The biggest price decrease was in the City of Aberdeen where prices fell by 6.8% to £178,069
  • All types of property showed an increase in average price when compared with the previous year, with detached properties showing the biggest increase of 6.2% to £246,291
  • The average price for a new build property in June 2016 was £182,481, an increase of 3% on the previous year
  • The average price for a property purchased by a first time buyer was £115,877 an increase of 3.7% on the previous year

The Registers of Scotland’s director of commercial services, Kenny Crawford said “The volume of residential sales in Scotland in April was 6665 , a decrease of 16% on the previous year. This also compares with relatively high volumes of 11,017 in March 2016. The decrease in April 2016 was anticipated following the high volumes in the preceding month.”

Changes in the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax that came in to effect on 1 April 2016 for additional dwelling houses such as second homes and buy to let properties are highly likely to have contributed to the increase in March and decrease of volume in April.

If we can help you with any property matters please do not hesitate to contact Alison Gourley, Associate on 0141 552 3422 or by email on ajg@mitchells-roberton.co.uk

About Alison Gourley

Alison graduated from Edinburgh University School of Law in 1991. She joined Mitchells Roberton in 1996 and became an Associate thereafter. Alison specialises in both commercial and residential conveyancing, advising individuals, large and small businesses, banks, charities and further education institutions on all property transactions. Having 20 years experience in property law Alison has developed excellent relationships with surveyors, independent financial advisers and banks so is ready to act swiftly and effectively to meet her clients’ needs in an ever changing property market. She enjoys getting to know her clients and is committed to giving them an efficient service and is always friendly and approachable. She is also involved with the marketing aspects of the firm. Alison is a residential conveyancing tutor in the paralegal course offered by Central Law Training through the University of Strathclyde. Alison is married to a photographer and has one child. In her free moments she likes to keep fit. She is a talented amateur artist and loves nature and the great outdoors. Email: ajg@mitchells-roberton.co.uk

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