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Where family homes have seen the biggest increase in price per sq ft

Jan 27th 2021

In London, family homes with the most expensive price per sq ft, Kensington and Chelsea ranks first, with a premium price of £1,936 per sq ft.

Outside of London, Elmbridge in Surrey leads the way, where the average price per sq ft of a family home is £591.

Family homes in the Midlands have recorded the greatest increase in price per square foot over the past four years, standing at £212 in the East Midlands and £223 in the West Midlands.

At a local authority level, Merthyr Tydfil in Wales has seen the highest gains, followed by the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire and Tameside in Greater Manchester.

London price per sq ft (family house)

  • £558 in 2020 
  • £487 in 2016 
  • £71 (14.6%) difference

London’s most expensive local authorities (family house)

 

Local Authority

 

2020 Price per sq ft 

2016 Price per sq ft 

difference (£)

difference (%)

 

1

Kensington & Chelsea

 

£1,936

£1,878

£58

3.1%

 

2

Westminster

 

£1,649

£1,723

-£74

-4.3%

 

3

Camden

 

£1,120

£1,034

£86

8.3%

 

4

Hammersmith & Fulham

 

£1,010

£1,050

-£40

-3.8%

 

5

Islington

 

£966

£959

£7

0.7%

 

6

Wandsworth

 

£837

£786

£51

6.5%

 

7

Hackney

 

£815

£755

£60

7.9%

 

8

Richmond

 

£783

£719

£64

8.9%

 

9

Southwark

 

£760

£666

£94

14.1%

 

10

Tower Hamlets

 

£717

£645

£72

11.2%

 

Source: Zoopla