Surrey is the best place to buy for better neighbours and more robust house price growth, national estate agent Springbok Properties has found.
The area sees some of the lowest numbers of anti-social behaviour orders (ASBO) issued on a yearly basis and the average house price is 36.4% higher than the wider region.
Shepherd Ncube, founder and chief executive of Springbok Properties, said: “No matter where you buy in the UK there will always be some degree of anti-social behaviour but the figures show that homes in areas with a higher level tend to sell for less when compared to both the wider area and the locations with a lower level.
“Any degree of crime can be a big deterrent for potential buyers and so when looking to buy it’s important to do your research and consider things like anti-social behaviour in relation to your budget in order to find the best balance for your personal situation.
“Not every area will be as bad as the top line figures make out so when viewing it’s always advised to ask the neighbours, or even local business owners, to get a realistic picture.”
Warwickshire and North Yorkshire are also some of the best areas to live for a happy house price return.
However, the worst places for homeowners in terms of price depreciation in the top 10 ASBO hotspots was Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.