Lewisham homes selling at 7th-fastest rate in the country

The Telegraph reports that Lewisham homes are the seventh-fastest-selling in the country.

In total, 63.97% of Lewisham homes advertised on search engines are already under offer or sold subject to completion - the seventh highest proportion out of the 99 most-populated parts of the country, according to an index by eMoov. The paper says:

The top 10 is dominated by the capital’s outlying suburbs and up-and-coming London boroughs, such as Haringey and Hackney, but southern cities such as Bristol, ranked sixth, and Brighton and Hove, 12th, also scored highly on the index. “Central London areas have overheated so much that people are sidestepping into the next area,” said Mr Quirk [from eMoov]. “Ten years ago no one wanted to move to Hackney, and now it’s the next best thing. There is no question that London has now overheated.”

Apart from the most-fancifully-valued properties at the top end of the market, Brockley's houses and flats are tending to go within days or weeks of being put on the market - despite some eye-watering valuations - as buyers prioritise London's inner boroughs.