House prices in Scotland are set to outperform those in London and many other parts of the UK over the next five years, according to the latest forecasts.

The south-east and the east of England will show the strongest property-price growth between now and 2019 as buyers look for value outwith the English capital, a report from Savills said.

Savills forecasts that UK house prices will increase by about 19.3 per cent by the end of 2019 to reach £225,250 on average, which is about £36,500 more than the current typical property value.

In Scotland, property values are expected to lift by 17.6 per cent to reach an average of £167,331, while those in Wales are predicted to rise by 15.3 per cent to reach a £166,142 average by the end of 2019.

But values in London will only see 10.4 per cent growth across the five-year period, it predicts, with prices in the capital having already jumped by about 15 per cent this year alone.

This prediction would mean the average London house price increased to £442,783 by the end of 2019, which is about £41,700 more than it is now.

Savills has pencilled in zero per cent growth for property prices in London across 2015. Prices should then start to lift there again from 2016 onwards, it said.

By contrast, prices in the south-east of England will jump by 26.4 per cent over the coming five years, taking the average ­property value to £296,244, according to the forecast.

Values in the east of England will lift by 25.2 per cent to reach £243,739 on average by the end of 2019, the report predicts.

Savills said the London market would take a pause next year as it now looked "relatively fully valued" and surging prices had already prompted a change in buyer sentiment.

It said prices would increase at a faster pace in the surrounding southern regions "as buyers priced out of London seek relative value beyond the capital".

Prices in the north-east of England were expected to grow more strongly in percentage terms than those in London over the coming five years, with an expected 12.6 per cent increase taking average values there to £137,360.

The average price in the north-west of England was predicted to rise by 13.7 per cent to reach £166,866 by the end of 2019.

The research was made using house price figures from Nationwide Building Society as a base. Savills also predicts that tougher mortgage regulation and an "acute housing shortage" will could the number of private rented households in England and Wales to swell by 1.2 million over the next five years.

Neil Hudson, senior residential research analyst at Savills, said the predicted increase in renters presented "huge challenges" to governments and other bodies.

He said the trend "needs a multi-faceted, long-term and deep-pocketed response".

The forecasts come amid concerns about the more immediate impact of Scotland's new property sale tax, which will come into effect next April. Estates agents forecast a rush of transactions in the coming months as people try to avoid paying the higher amounts on properties over £325,000.

Housebuilders warned last month that families seeking to move up the ladder and provide more space for their children would be among those affected by the changes announced by Finance Secretary John Swinney.