Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Brighton (BN1 2)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Brighton (BN1 2).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Brighton is not much use. However, knowing average price per square metre can be quite useful. Price per sqm allows some comparison between properties of different size. We define price per square metre as the sold price divided by the internal area of a property:

£ per sqm = price ÷ internal area
E.g. 12, Regency Mews, Brighton, sold for £422,500 on Sep-2023. Given the internal area of 84 square metres, the price per sqm is £5,029.

England & Wales have been officially metric for many decades. However house price per square foot is sometimes prefered by those of sufficiently advanced age. They may want to convert metres on this page to square feet.

The chart below is called a histogram, it helps you see the distribution of this house price per sqm data. To make this chart we put the sales data into a series of £ per sqm 'buckets' (e.g. £5,700-£6,000, £6,000-£6,300, £6,300-£6,600 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 115 sales in Brighton (BN1 2) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Brighton (BN1 2)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Brighton

You can see the spread of prices above. This is because although internal area is a key factor in determining valuation, it is not the only factor. Many factors other than size affect desirability; these factors could be condition, aspect, garden size, negotiating power of the vendor etc.

That said, the spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Brighton (BN1 2). Of the 115 transactions, half were sold for between £4,700 and £6,200 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £6,200m2. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

For the average, we calculate the 'median' or middle price. The median price per square metre in 'BN1 2' is £5,320. The table below shows how 'BN1 2' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BN1 2 Brighton £4,700m2 £5,320m2 £6,200m2
BN1 3 Brighton £5,120m2 £6,120m2 £6,830m2
BN1 5 Withdean £5,030m2 £5,680m2 £6,480m2
BN1 6 Preston £4,810m2 £5,820m2 £6,630m2
BN1 7 Brighton £4,540m2 £5,150m2 £6,080m2
BN1 4 Brighton £4,900m2 £5,800m2 £7,000m2
BN1 8 Patcham £4,660m2 £5,360m2 £6,080m2
BN1 9 Falmer £4,020m2 £4,490m2 £5,000m2
BN1 1 Brighton £4,520m2 £5,070m2 £5,690m2

Will Brighton house prices drop in 2024?

I cannot tell the future and don't believe anyone who says they can. I can however plot price trends - I have done this in the scatter plot below for BN1 2 (Brighton). From this one could infer a range of reasonable possible future price falls or rises. In the chart below, the red dashed line is the house price trend for BN1 2 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Brighton (BN1 2) over time
House price trends for Brighton

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: The data provided throughout this website about Brighton and any other area, is not financial advice. Any information provided does not and cannot ever take in to account the particular financial situation, objectives or property needs of either you or anyone reading this information. Furthermore, I cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. This information is based on sold prices and internal area data provided by Land Registry and other third parties - I do not verify the accuracy of the Brighton data or any other data I am given.

Price map for Brighton

I've just finished coding the map I link to below. I find it useful and I am sure it will help you in exploring Brighton. You can zoom in all the way to individual properties and then all the way back out to see the whole country. The colours show the current estimated property values. I will explain more about the methodology and create a key next week.

Property price heatmap for Brighton
House price heatmap for Brighton

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2J 89m2 £4,963 22
Russell Mews, Brighton, BN1 2A 55m2 £5,737 20
Sussex Heights, Brighton, BN1 2F 95m2 £4,009 19
Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2P 65m2 £5,498 17
Regency Square, Brighton, BN1 2F 64m2 £4,969 15
Montpelier Road, Brighton, BN1 2L 69m2 £5,439 14
Sillwood Place, Brighton, BN1 2N 49m2 £5,432 10
Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2F 100m2 £5,345 10

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Brighton is derived from what is essentially a big table of sold prices from Land Registry with added property size information. Below are three rows from this table to give you an idea.

Address Paid m2 £/m2
12, Regency Mews, Brighton £422,500
84 5,029
5a, Sussex Heights, Brighton £380,000
86 4,418
6e Bedford Towers, Kings Rd, Brighton £300,000
69 4,347

See the entire list of all sales in Brighton (BN1 2) here.


HouseMetric is a hobby, created out of a desire to see data and analysis not present on any free to use website. It is still a work in progress and I'll add more stuff in the near future.