Report Has Britain's house price crash been cancelled – or is it still coming this autumn? in House prices and the economy Posted August 14, 2020 51 minutes ago, captainb said: Im expecting slash hoping for a 10% fall as witnessed by ONS average figures, with regional variation thrown in. That tends to make me a massive bull or even "BTL whatever" on here, but i think all the talk of 50% or even 75% collapses is not based in reality. And as for the "sell everything to buy old gold coins to barter with" crew, actual genuine suggestion on here.. Its beyond parody. Hi Captainb, don't get me wrong I'd quite happily see the feckless and over leveraged take a bath but I'm resigned to it not happening. So far we've got virtual NIRP and more money thrown at people in 5 months of this than in the entire GFC (I think that record was broken in just Q1!). More worryingly there's probably enough incorporated BTLs out there that got their £50k from government, took mortgage holidays with the banks and kept fleecing their flocks. I think the froth will come off the market once the people who are desperate to move have moved, and you'll always get a good deal if you know where to look, probate sales, or elderly needing to get into care ASAP and be prepared to do some work and modernising.