Ability to afford a purchase or move of house in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018

Affordability of buying or moving house according to adults in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2018, by issue

Ability to afford a purchase or move of house in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018 The statistic illustrates the level of concern regarding the affordability of buying a house or moving according to adults in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2018. It can be seen that the ability for first-time buyers to get onto the property ladder was the biggest concern at that time, with a total of 86 percent of respondents stating that this was either a very or somewhat serious problem. The second largest concern was with regards to a similar issue, with a total of 84 percent of respondents stating that saving for a deposit to buy a property was either a very or somewhat serious problem as of 2018.
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Affordability of buying or moving house according to adults in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2018, by issue

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Very serious problemSomewhat serious problem
Getting onto property ladder (first-time buyers)60%26%
Saving for a deposit to buy53%31%
House prices52%31%
Ability to get a mortgage or remortgage27%38%
Very serious problemSomewhat serious problem
Getting onto property ladder (first-time buyers)60%26%
Saving for a deposit to buy53%31%
House prices52%31%
Ability to get a mortgage or remortgage27%38%
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The statistic illustrates the level of concern regarding the affordability of buying a house or moving according to adults in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2018. It can be seen that the ability for first-time buyers to get onto the property ladder was the biggest concern at that time, with a total of 86 percent of respondents stating that this was either a very or somewhat serious problem. The second largest concern was with regards to a similar issue, with a total of 84 percent of respondents stating that saving for a deposit to buy a property was either a very or somewhat serious problem as of 2018.
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Release date
August 2018
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
5th to 6th April 2018
Number of respondents
2,110 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
UK adults
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Data are displaying the share of respondents, who consider particular issues to be very serious or somewhat serious.
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