Increase in house sales optimism

Press Association
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Optimism among surveyors that house sales will rise in the coming months is at its highest levels in at least 14 years as confidence returns to the market.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said its findings for June point to the "beginning of a recovery," with the month also being the strongest for house price increases in more than three years as demand from would-be buyers strengthens.