Kent has experienced a bigger increase in house prices in the past year than its neighbouring counties, new research has revealed.

Figures obtained from property website Zoopla show Kent’s average house values have increased by 4.53 per cent since 2016.

This increase is more than in East Sussex (2.81 per cent), West Sussex (1.42 per cent) and Surrey (2.65 per cent), even though Kent has the lowest current average house value out of the four counties at £317,625.