PEOPLE living in the south west are some of those least likely to have been put off a house move or change during 2017 because of Brexit, a survey has revealed.

Utilising a report from the HomeOwners Alliance, property advice website discovered that just 13 per cent of people in the south west said they had decided not to move, compared to 27 per cent of people living in the north east.

Of people living in the south eastern area - which includes Dorset - just 14 per cent said they had been put off moving in the past year, with the main reason cited as being rising house prices (26 per cent), with the rising cost of living and difficulties getting a mortgage cited as the next main reasons. Just one in six of those who had put off their moving plans said it was because of Brexit which was the sixth main reason people gave for not moving, just ahead of the cost of stamp duty.