6, Highdown Court, Varndean Drive, Brighton, Brighton And Hove, BN1 6TFLocation See map

6 Highdown Court Varndean Drive is a 780 square foot flat with a valuation of £429,000.

Since the property was last sold in July 2008 for £250,000, its value has risen by £179,000.

Valuation Trends

Sold property prices and home valuation trends over time

Street sold prices

Property Summary

Flat features, location, and investment performance

6 Highdown Court Varndean Drive is a leasehold flat, built in 1967-1975. A 2021 survey recorded the property as having 780 square feet of floor space and space for 2 bedrooms.

The property was a good investment for its previous owner, who made a £47,000 profit between March 2008 and July 2008.

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6, Highdown Court, Varndean Drive, Brighton, Brighton And Hove BN1 6TF

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Sold Prices

Timeline of sold property prices and cost per square foot

Since 6 Highdown Court Varndean Drive's first recorded sale in 2008, the flat's price has risen by £226,000 or 7% per year.

During the same period, the price of an average home on Varndean Drive increased by £183,000 or 4% per year, and the average UK home increased by 4% per year.

  1. Current valuation
    £429,000

    Flat leasehold, £550 per square foot

    + 72%
  2. Sold July 2008
    £250,000

    Flat leasehold, £321 per square foot

    + 23%
  3. Sold March 2008
    £203,000

    Flat leasehold, £260 per square foot

Valuation Comparison

Comparison of local and national property prices

House Prices in Varndean Drive start at £224,000 for the cheapest property on the street, rising to £1,039,000 for the most expensive.

6 Highdown Court Varndean Drive is worth 6% less than the £457,000 average property on Varndean Drive and 43% more than the £300,000 average home in England.

Average Flat Prices in South East England

AREA
VALUE
Difference
6 Highdown Court Varndean Drive
£429,000
£336,000
- 21.7%
£328,000
- 23.5%
£299,000
- 30.3%
£294,000
- 31.5%
£220,000
- 48.7%
£216,000
- 49.7%
£191,000
- 55.5%

Cost per square foot valuation

Using local prices per square foot as benchmarks for valuation

When valuing this property, one factor we consider is the average cost per square foot (CPSF) for flats in the area. Based on this metric alone, the property's valuation would be £368,000.

Our valuation is above the £402 to £541 CPSF you would have to pay for a typical flat in Varndean Drive. Factors such as features and floor level affect CPSF, with past sale prices reflecting these differences.

Area
Cost per sq ft
Difference
6 Highdown Court Varndean Drive
£550
£471
- 14.3%
- 14.3%

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Energy Efficiency

Energy usage and efficiency compared to the average flat in England and Wales. Figures from a 2021 survey

PROPERTY
Average flat
Business
EPC Rating
Energy efficiency
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Energy consumption
kWh per year
14,000
12,000
Cloud
CO₂ emissions
Tonnes per year
2.5
2.1

Valuation details

Property valuation details and commonly asked questions

In this section
  • Chevron Forward What condition is the property in?
  • How is the property valuation estimated?
  • Where are the figures sourced?
  • What should I do if the details are incorrect?

What condition is the property in?

At a sale price of £429,000, the property’s cost per square foot indicates a better condition than the neighbouring properties or that it possesses additional features to warrant the higher price.

How is the property valuation estimated?

Every month, our Automated Valuation Model (AVM) determines property values.

Our AVM collects data from reputable sources, like HM Land Registry, and uses the data to estimate what each property is worth.

In our tests, we have found that the sale price of a property falls within our AVM's confidence range in most cases. However, there are scenarios where the valuations are not accurate. For example, if significant alterations have been made to a property recently or if a property is unique with few comparables.

For more details on the workings of our AVM, including its strengths, limitations, and how it measures up to traditional valuation methods, please refer to our guide 'How We Value Property'.

We try to make the valuations as accurate as possible, but they are estimates. When buying or selling property, you should speak to a qualified professional.

Where are the figures sourced?

Sold property prices, and data on property types/tenures, are sourced from the HM Land Registry.

There is a time delay in property sales appearing in HM Land Registry, which can be up to three months.

Other property details, such as energy efficiency, are estimates from a 2021 property survey.

What should I do if the details are incorrect?

We generate all our property valuations programmatically. They cannot be manually edited based on new information, such as evidence of redevelopment.

If sold property prices or property types are incorrect, you should verify them with HM Land Registry. You can notify HM Land Registry of any errors.

If any other property details are incorrect or out-of-date, they will update automatically when next surveyed.

You can verify property details related to energy efficiency.

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