Halifax Community Bank have said: “The annual rate of growth has picked up for the second consecutive month.
“The average house price is now £225,109 – the highest on record.
House prices in the three months to September were 1.4% higher than in the previous quarter, the fastest quarterly increase since February.
While the quarterly and annual rates of house price growth have improved, they are lower than at the start of the year.
UK house prices continue to be supported by an ongoing shortage of properties for sale and solid growth in full-time employment."