The latest house price index from LSL Property Services/Acadata found house sales recovered in September as the “uncertainty” over Scottish independence was put to bed with the referendum vote.

But the report also showed average property values have fallen for the second successive month, down 0.4% or £587 over the month, slowing the annual change to 5.1%.

And prices were shown to be falling at the top end of the market, with a 1.3% monthly drop witnessed in Edinburgh, and values dipping 1.2% in Aberdeenshire during September.