Only way is up in Chatham
Chatham has been identified as one of the top-performing town across the UK for house price growth over the past year.
Property values there jumped by 17.1% over 2016, according to Halifax and the average house price is now £237,545.
Prices in Chatham surged at more than double the 7.5% annual growth seen across the UK generally.
The 10 areas with the highest house price rises over the last year were all in London or the South East.
Ahead of Chatham were Luton, Barking and Dagenham, Dunstable, and Basildon.