Ask five people how they sold their house and they'll give you five different theories. They'll tell you that the secret was renovating the kitchen, putting their house on the market just in time for the rush, or baking bread during each viewing. But while there's nothing stopping you from enjoying these great property-selling myths, there's something you should bear in mind: they're usually nonsense.
When the recession hit, it wiped out livelihoods and decimated entire markets. In the face of a global slump, Britain's housing sector was no exception; buyers couldn't afford to buy and builders couldn't afford to build. Over the course of several years, the pace of the property market dropped from jet stream to tumbleweed and the UK was left with an increasingly problematic housing deficit.