House prices are continuing to soar across the country - but London is not rising as fast as other areas, with the gap between the capital and the North now at its narrowest for eight years.
The average price of a property coming on to the market this month hit a record £333,564, according to Rightmove, up 1.8 per cent on a previous high last month.
And while the typical London home is still 2.9 times more expensive than in the north of Britain, this is the smallest gap recorded by Rightmove since 2013. Prices in the capital have risen by just 0.2 per cent since the pandemic began, but Wales has seen a 13 per cent rise, the North West 11 per cent and Yorkshire and the Humber 10.5 per cent.
Mark Manning, of Yorkshire estate agent Manning Stainton , said he had seen a 'vast number of buyers from around the country, particularly the South'.