LONDON, April 7 British house price growth has
slowed to its weakest for nearly four years, mortgage lender
Halifax said on Friday, in the latest sign of a slowdown in the
country's housing market.
House prices rose 3.8 percent in the three months to March
compared with the same period a year ago, the weakest increase
since May 2013 and slightly slower than a Reuters poll forecast
for growth of 3.9 percent.
In monthly terms, prices were flat for the second month in a
row, Halifax said.
Last week mortgage lender Nationwide said British house
prices had fallen in monthly terms for the first time since
mid-2015 in March and the year-on-year increase was the weakest
since August 2015.
(Writing by William Schomberg; editing by Andrew Roche)