Housing Spiralling house prices are one the major issue's facing the UK today, with London acting as the epicentre for the crisis.

Housing shortages and increasing demand have caused London property values to rise by a quarter since 2011, with average property values now commanding £512,265 according to Right Move.

Surrey has always commanded a high price for properties as it is one of the UK's most affluent areas, but the boom in London has led to a further rise.

Average properties in Surrey have risen nearly 15% and will now set you back £430,532, therefore making Britain's main business areas unaffordable to live in for many first time buyers and young professionals.

However, whilst house prices in the rest of the country are soaring at break-neck speed, Staines-upon-Thames properties remain at a far more sustainable level. An average property in Staines-upon-Thames will cost just £287,633 with some areas such as nearby Stanwell commanding as little as £225,140. With just a 3% rise on the previous year, property levels are now coming back down to levels not seen since 2008.

Therefore, the combination of affordable housing, quality of life and short journey times to London are making Staines-upon-Thames not just a place to do business, but also a place for you and your family to live.