Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Brighton (BN2 0)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Brighton (BN2 0).


Defining 'BN2 0'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BN2 0", this is also called the postcode sector. It is shown in red on the map above. You can click on the map labels to change to a neighbouring sector.

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. 16 St. Matthews Court, College Terrace, Brighton, sold for £305,000 on Feb-2024. Given the internal area of 59 square metres, the price per sqm is £5,169.

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. £4,700-£5,000, £5,000-£5,300, £5,300-£5,600 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 97 sales in Brighton (BN2 0) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Brighton (BN2 0)
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 (BN2 0). Of the 97 transactions, half were sold for between £4,620 and £6,190 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BN2 0' is £5,380. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £6,190m2. 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 'BN2 0' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BN2 0 Brighton £4,620m2 £5,380m2 £6,190m2
BN2 3 Brighton £4,730m2 £5,390m2 £6,070m2
BN2 6 Woodingdean £4,260m2 £4,710m2 £5,420m2
BN2 4 Brighton £4,080m2 £4,730m2 £5,460m2
BN2 8 Saltdean £4,100m2 £4,930m2 £5,630m2
BN2 7 Rottingdean £4,810m2 £5,530m2 £6,340m2
BN2 9 Brighton £5,000m2 £5,600m2 £6,290m2
BN2 5 Brighton Marina Village £4,400m2 £5,080m2 £5,870m2
BN2 1 Brighton £4,750m2 £5,550m2 £6,180m2

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 BN2 0 (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 BN2 0 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Brighton (BN2 0) 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.

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Queens Park Road, Brighton, BN2 0G 99m2 £5,069 26
Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 0B 47m2 £3,060 18
College Terrace, Brighton, BN2 0E 51m2 £5,517 14
Evelyn Terrace, Brighton, BN2 0E 58m2 £5,965 12
Rochester Street, Brighton, BN2 0E 76m2 £5,828 12
Park Street, Brighton, BN2 0A 55m2 £3,606 11
Walpole Terrace, Brighton, BN2 0E 79m2 £4,705 10
Stanley Street, Brighton, BN2 0G 62m2 £6,161 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
16 St. Matthews Court, College Terrace, Brighton £305,000
Feb-2024
59 5,169
140, Edward St, Brighton £670,000
Feb-2024
146 4,589
Flat A 50, Windmill St, Brighton £260,000
Jan-2024
42 6,190

See the entire list of all sales in Brighton (BN2 0) here.

About

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.