# House prices in DA1 5 (Slade Green)

## Defining 'DA1 5'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "DA1 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 Slade Green.

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 Slade Green 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. 58, Oldfield Place, Slade Green, Dartford, sold for £235,000 on Feb-2024. Given the internal area of 57 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,122.

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. £4,250-£4,500, £4,500-£4,750, £4,750-£5,000 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 363 sales in Slade Green (DA1 5) that took place in the last two years.

##### Distribution of £ per sqm for Slade Green, Dartford
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Slade Green

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 Slade Green (DA1 5). Of the 363 transactions, half were sold for between £3,900 and £5,000 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'DA1 5' is £4,460. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £5,000 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 Slade Green, Dartford

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 Dartford. 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.

House price heatmap for Slade Green, Dartford

## Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'DA1 5' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
DA1 2 Dartford £3,950 sqm £4,430 sqm £5,210 sqm
DA1 5 Slade Green £3,900 sqm £4,460 sqm £5,000 sqm
DA1 1 Dartford £3,970 sqm £4,720 sqm £5,210 sqm
DA1 4 Crayford £4,190 sqm £4,680 sqm £5,230 sqm
DA1 3 Crayford £4,570 sqm £5,060 sqm £5,580 sqm

## Will Dartford 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 DA1 5 (Slade Green) compared with both the wider area DA1 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 Slade Green,Dartford
House price trends for Slade Green

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 DA1 5 sales

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 Dartford 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 Dartford 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
Knights Manor Way, Slade Green, DA1 5S 57 sqm £4,902 35
Oldfield Place, Slade Green, DA1 5W 67 sqm £4,318 21
William Mundy Way, Slade Green, DA1 5W 75 sqm £4,265 20
Temple Hill, Slade Green, DA1 5T 90 sqm £3,889 20

## New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £sqm New build sales
James Smith Court, Slade Green, DA1 5X 65 sqm £4,109 40

James Smith Court, Slade Green, DA1 5X has seen 40 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £256,340). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 65 sqm, with an average price of £4,109 sqm. This £sqm average is £-351 below the average for DA1 5. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium. In the case of James Smith Court the premium seems not to exist. Without more info we can only speculate why this may be. Perhaps it may be greater density and smaller gardens, but this is just a guess.

## Raw data

Our analysis of Slade Green 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.