Is this house for you, or is it a BTL?
If its for you, consider the cost of the current rent you're paying vs paying a mortgage (unless you're living with parents rent free) - it may be that you would pay a similar amount on a mrtgage as the rent you are paying. It would possibly then make much more sense to buy a house now (I'm assuming that you can reasonably afford it), than wasting another 6-9 months rent money.
However, a BTL, wait until the bottom and then buy!
No its a BTL.More to do with my wife than me as she wants to pack her onerous job and take on something part time and using rentals to augment her income.Bit impatient, though, as she wants to dive in nowI shall have to persuade her to be patient