House prices increased slightly, by 0.4%, in Waverley in November, new figures show.

The rise contributes to the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area grow by 12.3% over the last year.

The average Waverley house price in November was £580,965, Land Registry figures show – a 0.4% increase on October.

Over the month, the picture was different to that across the South East, where prices decreased 0.5%, and Waverley was above the 0.3% drop for the UK as a whole.

Over the last year, the average sale price of property in Waverley rose by £63,000 – putting the area 18th among the South East’s 64 local authorities with price data for annual growth.

The highest annual growth in the region was in Rother, where property prices increased on average by 16.6%, to £395,000. At the other end of the scale, properties in South Oxfordshire gained 4.1% in value, giving an average price of £530,000.

The average UK house price edged down to £295,000 in November 2022, from the previous month's record high of £296,000.

Property prices increased by 10.3% in the year to November, slowing from 12.4% in October.

Nathan Emerson, CEO of Propertymark, which represents estate agents, said: "In November, our agents reported a market that was on the cusp of seeing purchasing power handed back to buyers which was a trend we hadn’t seen in months."

And Roger Evans, director of home finance distribution at Gatehouse Bank, said: “The property market is slowly becoming more favourable for buyers in some areas as rates stabilise a little following the turbulence of 2022.”

First steps on the property ladder

First-time buyers in Waverley spent an average of £422,000 on their property – £46,000 more than a year ago, and £82,000 more than in November 2017.

By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £685,000 on average in November – 62.3% more than first-time buyers.

Property types

Owners of semi-detached houses saw the biggest rise in property prices in Waverley in November – they increased 0.5%, to £588,996 on average. Over the last year, prices rose by 13.7%.

Among other types of property:

  • Detached: up 0.4% monthly; up 12.2% annually; £985,888 average
  • Terraced: up 0.5% monthly; up 13.3% annually; £448,273 average
  • Flats: up 0.4% monthly; up 8.7% annually; £285,562 average

How do property prices in Waverley compare?

Buyers paid 44.4% more than the average price in the South East (£402,000) in November for a property in Waverley. Across the South East, property prices are high compared to those across the UK, where the average cost £295,000.

The most expensive properties in the South East were in Elmbridge – £740,000 on average, and 1.3 times as much as more than in Waverley. Elmbridge properties cost 2.9 times as much as homes in Southampton (£252,000 average), at the other end of the scale.

The highest property prices across the UK were in Kensington and Chelsea.


Average property price in November

  • Waverley: £580,965
  • The South East:£402,466
  • UK: £294,910

Annual growth to November

  • Waverley: +12.3%
  • The South East: +10%
  • UK: +10.3%

Highest and lowest annual growth in the South East

  • Rother: +16.6%
  • South Oxfordshire: +4.1%