New figures show a 72% rise in online searches for British real estate from potential buyers and investors located outside of the UK, as many identify the “rare opportunity to buy into the market at favourable prices, with a long-term view”.

Regional cities Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester, along with the capital London, top the list of the most popular cities where searches are being made.

While analysis suggests a proportion of these inquiries could be from expats looking to return back to the UK, international buyers looking to take advantage of the weakened pound following the vote for Brexit are accounting for a significant amount of this activity.

If sterling was to lose further value against the dollar due to the prolonged Brexit process, then this could further increase the demand from overseas investors.