Late last year I wrote about the Brighton and Hove Property market in 2016 and said that I may update the article early in the New Year.
Since then, I had a call from a journalist wanting a quotation for an article he was writing on the effect on the Southern Rail strikes on the local property market, and at the time I didn’t have any firm information to give beyond the general view that the strikes obviously wouldn’t be helping.
However, the Business Insider website reports that house price growth along the Southern network has been affected and have grown 50% slower than the national average. Shocking stuff.
It remains to be seen whether this will make property on the network a better deal for buyers, and so more attractive, now that the dispute is sorted out.