House prices up by over 70% so far this year on the nation's rudest roads

Aside from having a chuckle when someone asks where they live, homeowners on some of the UK's rudest-named roads are laughing all the way to the bank due to strong price growth, according to very serious research from Barrows and Forrester.

Related topics:  Property,  house prices
Property | Reporter
23rd June 2023
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"Other rude words to have seen an increase in prices are ‘Fanny’ (8.1%), and ‘Thong’ (6.5%), but not all rude street names have seen values increase"

Research from the estate and letting agent, Barrows and Forrester looked at price-paid data from the Land Registry for homes on roads whose names contain some of the ruder words in the English language looking at how their price performance so far this year compares to 2022.

The research shows that road names that contain the word ‘Twat’, such as Twatling Road in Barnt Green, Birmingham, have commanded an average house price of £1.2 million so far in 2023.

This makes it the most expensive rude street name in the nation and also marks a 70.9% increase when compared to sold price in 2022 when the average was £687,500.

At an average of £650,000, ‘Crotch’ road names, such as Crotch Crescent in Marston, Oxford, now command prices 57.6% higher than last year, and road names containing the word ‘Slag’ have seen prices rise by 50.2% when comparing 2023 to 2022.

Other rude words to have seen an increase in prices are ‘Fanny’ (8.1%), and ‘Thong’ (6.5%), but not all rude street names have seen values increase.

Road names containing ‘Cumming’, such as Cumming Street in Stoke-on-Trent, have seen their average sold price fall by -56.9% to sit at just £84,000 - making it the most affordable of the nation’s rude road names.

Meanwhile, prices on ‘Dick’-related streets have shrunk by -29.7%. , ‘Cock’ prices are down -23.1% and ‘Knob’ values have flopped by -6.9%.

Managing Director of Barrows and Forrester, James Forrester, commented: “The wider housing market may be going through a period of adjustment at present but it seems the recent house price boom is far from over across some of the nation’s rudest street names.

"Perhaps it’s the novelty of living on such a unique street that has helped keep house prices climbing so far this year but it’s important to note that not every rude road name has been subject to the same high rate of house price growth.

"In fact, there’s a very apparent trend that suggests that roads with a phallic theme are best to steer clear of, as our research shows they’ve all seen house prices decline by quite some margin so far in 2023.”

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