Recent statistics reported in The Times indicates the cost of housing outside the capital is rising at a fast rate and is closing the price gap with London. This is particularly noticeable in cities such as Birmingham and Manchester, whose transport links to the capital are set to improve in the coming years with HS2. This is a trend we’ve seen in the property industry, with investors looking outside London given the land constraints and rising costs. The North and Midlands are potentially facing a very exciting time of increased investment.