Poll reveals concern over house prices in the UK

More people are now concerned about surging house prices than being stuck in negative equity in regions across the UK as fears about homes becoming unaffordable spread across the country

Peter Byrne/PA Wire Research shows more people are concerned about rising house prices than negative equity in 10 out of 12 UK regions
Research shows more people are concerned about rising house prices than negative equity in 10 out of 12 UK regions

More people are now concerned about surging house prices than being stuck in negative equity in regions across the UK as fears about homes becoming unaffordable spread across the country.

The Home Owners Alliance, which campaigns for property owners and people trying to get on the housing ladder, said research shows that it is not just London where spiralling house values are a concern.

More people think house prices are a “very serious issue” compared with those who are concerned about their home losing so much value that they are stuck in negative equity in Scotland, Wales, Yorkshire and the Humber, the North West, the West Midlands, the East Midlands, the South West, the South East and London.

The North East and Northern Ireland were the only areas where the danger of tipping into negative equity is still seen as a more serious concern than rising values in the property market.

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