Thursday 31 August 2017

What is ‘average’ in Chichester’s property market?

The average property price in the U.K is £223,257, which is up 4.9% from last year. When it comes to Chichester’s property market though, we are very much above average in comparison to the rest of the U.K.

Here in Chichester the average property is worth £383,763 (72% more than the U.K average) and has increased by 9.1% in the past year!

Currently on the market at this price range in Chichester you could purchase a two bedroom apartment in the gated development of William Cawley Mews just to the North of the city centre. Or perhaps a three bedroom semi-detached house in Parklands near the highly sought after Bishop Luffa School would suit the ‘average’ family in Chichester.

Those searching for a new-build property could look at a three bedroom house in the Shopwyke Lakes development to the East of the city, whilst those who prefer an older property will find a series of three bedroom period properties close to the city centre for the price of the average Chichester home.

With Chichester’s average salary being £31,000 (only 10% more than the U.K’s £27,600 average salary) it is clear that the ‘average’ Cicestrian would struggle to afford any of those ‘average’ local properties though.

In fact, with the average property price in Chichester being 12.4 times the local salary, Chichester is often cited as one of the most unaffordable places to live in the country.

This goes to show that it is very difficult for the ‘average’ person to purchase a property in Chichester, leading to more people wanting to, or needing to, rent in the city. Between 2001 and 2011 the number of people renting in Chichester increased 25%!

The average rent in Chichester now sits at £1,000 per month, which is an increase of 5% compared to last year. At this price the ‘average’ tenant could afford to rent an executive two bedroom apartment, a two bedroom starter house or a ‘cheap’ three bedroom house. It also suggests that around 39% of a local employee’s gross salary is being spent on rent (this is slightly misleading of course, as many households will contain more than one breadwinner).

The mainstream media may bring you plenty of national updates on the property market, but I am passionate about bringing you news and statistics about your local property market right here in Chichester.

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(This article was featured in the Chichester Observer's property section on 31st August 2017) 

Clive Janes, CRJ Lettings.


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