House prices in BN1 3 (Brighton)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Brighton (BN1 3).

Defining 'BN1 3'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BN1 3", this is also called the postcode sector. It is shown in red on the map above. There are no official names for postcode sectors so I've just labelled it Brighton.

You can click on the map labels to change to a neighbouring sector, or you can enter a different postcode sector (e.g. CM23 4) below.

FYI, a postcode sector is the full postcode without the last two letters.

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. Flat 1 The Ocean Building, 102, Queens Road, Brighton, sold for £650,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 143 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,545.

England & Wales have been officially metric since 1965. However house price per square foot is prefered by some estate agents and those of sufficiently advanced age ;-) They may want to convert square meters 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. £6,150-£6,500, £6,500-£6,850, £6,850-£7,200 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 235 sales in Brighton (BN1 3) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Brighton
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.

The spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Brighton (BN1 3). Of the 235 transactions, half were sold for between £5,080 and £6,880 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BN1 3' is £6,040. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £6,880 sqm. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

Price map for Brighton

Do have a look at the interactive price map I created. 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.

Property price heatmap for Brighton
House price heatmap for Brighton

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BN1 3' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BN1 6 Brighton £4,730 sqm £5,780 sqm £6,640 sqm
BN1 3 Brighton £5,080 sqm £6,040 sqm £6,880 sqm
BN1 7 Brighton £4,530 sqm £5,150 sqm £6,130 sqm
BN1 2 Brighton £4,650 sqm £5,220 sqm £5,800 sqm
BN1 4 Brighton £4,880 sqm £5,780 sqm £6,920 sqm
BN1 9 Brighton £3,970 sqm £4,390 sqm £4,980 sqm
BN1 1 Brighton £3,830 sqm £4,900 sqm £5,520 sqm
BN1 5 Brighton £4,920 sqm £5,670 sqm £6,400 sqm
BN1 8 Brighton £4,610 sqm £5,320 sqm £6,120 sqm

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 chart below for BN1 3 (Brighton) compared with both the wider area BN1 and inflation (CPIH from the Office of National Statistics). The dashed trend lines in the chart show the average over time.

Historic price per square metre in Brighton,Brighton
House price trends for Brighton

For the most recent sales activity, rather than a summarized average, it is better to see the underlying data. This is shown in the chart below, where blue dots represent individual sales, click on them to see details. If there is an obvious trend you should be able to spot it here amid the noise from outliers.

Most recent BN1 3 sales
Recent trends for Brighton

Data from Land Registry comes in gradually over time. I update it every month but it takes about 5 months for the majority of sales for Brighton to be recorded. Disclaimer: I do not verify and cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. Outliers exist in the data, typically these are where the EPC registry records the internal area incorrectly, sometimes although very rarely the Land Registry price paid data can be wrong. 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.

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £sqm Recent sales
Montpelier Road, Brighton, BN1 3B 68 sqm £5,170 36
Buckingham Road, Brighton, BN1 3R 63 sqm £5,692 32
Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 3J 55 sqm £4,365 28
St Michaels Place, Brighton, BN1 3F 58 sqm £5,691 22
Victoria Street, Brighton, BN1 3F 97 sqm £8,367 19
Montpelier Terrace, Brighton, BN1 3D 80 sqm £5,165 15
Buckingham Place, Brighton, BN1 3P 55 sqm £5,411 14
Compton Avenue, Brighton, BN1 3P 81 sqm £5,765 13

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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 sqm £/sqm
Flat 1 The Ocean Building, 102, Queens Rd, Brighton £650,000
143 4,545
19, Montpelier St, Brighton £1,090,000
168 6,488
Flat B 8, Buckingham Pl, Brighton £365,000
83 4,397

See the entire list of all sales in Brighton (BN1 3) here.


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