House prices in CR3 5 (Kenley)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Kenley, Caterham (CR3 5).


Defining 'CR3 5'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CR3 5", 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 Kenley.

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 Kenley 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. 42, Drake Avenue, Kenley, Caterham, sold for £358,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 71 square metres, the price per sqm is £5,042.

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. £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 306 sales in Kenley (CR3 5) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Kenley, Caterham
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Kenley

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 Kenley (CR3 5). Of the 306 transactions, half were sold for between £4,500 and £5,830 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CR3 5' is £5,100. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £5,830 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 Kenley, Caterham

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 Caterham. 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 Kenley
House price heatmap for Kenley, Caterham

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CR3 5' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CR3 7 Woldingham £5,250 sqm £6,010 sqm £6,520 sqm
CR3 5 Kenley £4,500 sqm £5,100 sqm £5,830 sqm
CR3 6 Whyteleafe £4,020 sqm £4,660 sqm £5,500 sqm
CR3 0 Whyteleafe £4,170 sqm £4,680 sqm £5,440 sqm

Will Caterham 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 CR3 5 (Kenley) compared with both the wider area CR3 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 Kenley,Caterham
House price trends for Kenley

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 CR3 5 sales
Recent trends for Kenley

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 Caterham 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 Caterham 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
Chaldon Road, Kenley, CR3 5P 76 sqm £4,242 30
Banstead Road, Kenley, CR3 5Q 79 sqm £4,746 28
Coulsdon Road, Kenley, CR3 5N 70 sqm £4,472 27
Addison Road, Kenley, CR3 5L 84 sqm £5,191 23
Whyteleafe Road, Kenley, CR3 5E 167 sqm £5,297 22
Campbell Road, Kenley, CR3 5J 76 sqm £5,317 19
Eldon Road, Kenley, CR3 5J 83 sqm £5,209 19
Buxton Lane, Kenley, CR3 5H 117 sqm £5,300 17

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Raw data

Our analysis of Kenley 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
42, Drake Avenue, Kenley, Caterham £358,000
Mar-2024
71 5,042
16, Drew Pl, Kenley, Caterham £285,500
Mar-2024
63 4,531
29, Essendene Rd, Kenley, Caterham £950,000
Mar-2024
182 5,219

See the entire list of all sales in Kenley (CR3 5) here.

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