The housing market is emerging strongly form lockdown as asking prices rise 2% higher than March.

Rightmove has found that average asking prices rose by £6,266, or 1.9%, to £337,844 between March and May. Agreed transactions were up by 40,000 as deals put on hold by the pandemic were finally pushed through.

Rightmove said that buyers were paying 97.7% of the asking price, up from 96.6% in February.