Thousands of home owners listed their properties in the days after Brexit was delayed again, according to the latest property supply index, with listings up 0.8% in April month on month.
Almost half, some 49% of major UK towns and cities saw a rise in new properties coming onto the market in April compared to March.
In London, although the overall picture revealed new listings were down 1.4% in April compared to March, four in 10 boroughs actually saw supply levels rise, the data shows.
The biggest month on month rise was 69.4% in Stevenage, followed by a rise of 43.8% in Salford, while Chichester saw a rise of 33.8%. Listings increased by 33.3% in King’s Lynn, by 22.55 in Ipswich, by 20.1% in Gloucester, by 19.8% in Carlisle and by 17.6% in Warrington. In London the biggest rise was in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea with listings up by 17.3%, followed by Islington up 12.4%, Sutton up by 11.1%, Hammersmith and Fulham up by 10% and Haringey up by 8.6%.