UK housebuilder Berkeley Group said the state of the market in London and the South East of England was particularly strong.

It also said that pricing in the first four months of its financial year was stable against the backdrop of Brexit jitters. 

But the company projected pretax profit in each of the next six years to be lower than last year and said it was looking at ways to limit a hit from a potentially disruptive Brexit. 

The company set a pre-tax profit target of £3.3 billion over the six years to April 2025, with profit in any one year expected to be between £500-700m. 

It posted a pre-tax profit of £775.2m in its latest financial year ended April 30.

Berkeley said it was working with its supply chain to speed up the delivery of some materials and components to cushion any potential blow in case of a chaotic Brexit. 

After lawmakers managed to pass a bill in parliament this week to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson taking Britain out of the European Union on October 31 without transitional arrangements in place, the possibility of a snap election has risen. 

Options on the table still range from a turbulent "no-deal" exit to abandoning the endeavour altogether. 

The company said forward sales remained above £1.8 billion and forecast its cash pile at the end of the first-half to be similar to the £975m level as of the end of its last financial year.