UK house prices grew by their weakest rate in almost six years last month, according to figures released today. Boasting just 0.3 per cent growth in the three months to the end of November compared to the same period last year, house prices fell to their lowest growth since December 2012, according to Halifax. House price growth also fell by 1.4 per cent in November compared to October, Halifax’s data showed, and by 1.1 per cent compared to the previous quarter. That left the average UK house price at £224,578. Russell Galley, managing director of Halifax, said: “While this is the lowest rate of growth in six years, it remains within our forecast range of zero per cent to three per cent for 2018. “High employment, wage growth and historically low mortgage rates continue to make home ownership more affordable for many, though the need to raise a significant deposit still acts as something of a restraint on the market. “This is largely offset by relatively limited supply of new and existing properties for sale, which continues to sustain house prices nationally.” More to follow.