BRIGHTON and Hove has been named as one of the most difficult places in the UK to get on the property ladder.

It takes an average of 16 years and six months to save up enough money for a deposit in the city, research from Coulters Property reveals.

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This made it the fourth most difficult place to buy a house in the UK, behind London, Oxford and Cambridge.

With an average house price of £771,903, the average time it took to save up for a ten per cent deposit on a home in London was 24 years and ten months.

The average house price in Brighton was £425,443.