Slough has the fastest growing house prices in the country

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Slough has the fastest growing house prices in the country

Average house prices in Slough increased by nearly a quarter in the space of year, according to new figures.

Data released by the Office for National Statistics and the Land Registry today shows the average property price in the town increased from £233,071 in May 2015 to £287,479 in May 2016 — an increase of 23.3 per cent.

It means prices were rising faster in Slough than in any other part of the country during that period, but the published figures do not include the impact of June's European Union referendum vote.

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead was outside the top 100 local authorities, but still saw an 11.5 per cent increased in house prices.

The average now stands at £477,770 — up from £428,658.

Wokingham prices were up 14.4 per cent from £359,465 to £411,306, while South Bucks grew 16 per cent from £507,596 to £588,595.

Across England, an average property will now set you back £226,807.

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