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It’s all set to go very quiet on the sales front.

House prices are set for a slowdown following the buy-to-let buying rush.

The RICS says that uncertainty will be fuelled by Stamp Duty changes, a weaker pound, Brexit and devolved elections.

The RICS says that only 17% of its members expect to see house prices rise over the next three months, compared with 44% in December.

However, the RICS still expects house prices to rise by over 4% per year for the next five years across England and Wales.