It’s time to end the property Brexit chaos

COMMENT: Barely a month after the referendum, the Daily Express led on a story that claimed “house prices rose by more than 10% last month as Britain voted to leave the EU”. As cheering as the headline might have been, a subsequent investigation by the press watchdog IPSO revealed that the rise had actually taken place before the nation voted to leave the EU, not after.

The latest figures from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors bear this out. They showed prices slipping back for the fourth month in a row. Every estate agent I have spoken to