-

Key findings

The Barclays UK Property Predictor reveals the areas across the UK where house prices and rental incomes are expected to rise. The research uses factors such as rental trends, employment levels and commuter behaviours, as well as a survey of high net worth individuals to understand where and why they plan to buy in the future.

London

London is the hub of the UK property market and expects a 11.88% average price increase by 2021, the highest in the UK

East of England

Rising employment opportunities is driving property price increases in the East of England; the region is expecting a 9.38% average price increase by 2021.

This is the second highest increase across 12 UK regions, behind London.

South East

High rates of growth in the private housing market and a boost in jobs growth are driving up property prices in the South East; the region is expecting a 8.74% average price increase by 2021.

This is the third highest increase across 12 UK regions, behind London and the East of England.

East Midlands

Growth in private housing market rental levels, high employment rates and rising rates of average earning are driving up property prices in the East Midlands; the region is expecting a 6.67% average price increase by 2021.

This is the fourth highest increase across 12 UK regions, behind London, the East of England and the South East.

West Midlands

A high employment rate coupled with job opportunities and a rise in business start-ups are driving up property prices in the West Midlands; the region is expecting a 1.15% average annual price increase 2017-2021.

This is the fifth highest increase across 12 UK regions.

Scotland

Economic and employment growth opportunities are driving up property prices in Scotland; the country is expecting a 5.88% average price increase by 2021.

This is the sixth highest increase across 12 UK regions.

South West

High employment rates and a thriving start-up scene are driving property process in the South West; the region is expecting a 5.31% average price increase by 2021.

This is the seventh highest increase across 12 UK regions.

North East

Population growth, household incomes and commuter levels are driving property prices in the North East; the region is expecting a 4.48% average price increase by 2021.

This is the eighth highest increase across 12 UK regions.

North West

Population increases, high employment rates and a healthy start-up scene are driving property prices in the North West; the region is expecting a 4.01% average price increase by 2021.

This is the ninth highest increase across 12 UK regions.

Yorkshire and the Humber

Growth in the private housing market, and high employment rates are driving property prices in Yorkshire and the Humber; the region is expecting a 3.6% average price increase by 2021.

This is the 10th highest increase across 12 UK regions.

Northern Ireland

Population growth and rising rates of residential rental are driving property price increases in Northern Ireland; the country is expecting a 3.04% average price increase by 2021.

This is the 11th highest increase across 12 UK regions, but an increased demand for housing is still expected to create growth in the residential housing market over the next three to five years.

Wales

Rising employment rates and increases in earnings are driving property prices in Wales; the country is expecting a 2.88% average price increase by 2021.

This is the lowest increase across 12 UK regions, but an increased demand for housing is still expected to create growth in the residential housing market over the next three to five years.London is the hub of the UK property market and expects a 11.88% average price increase by 2021, the highest in the UK

UK Property Predictor

A 3 to 5-year forecast of property hotspots

We predict the areas across the UK where we expect the bigger rise in house and rental prices, drawing on trends, employment data and current prices.

News and insight

Connecting you to the latest insights, updates and trends