Housing concern levels according to the United Kingdom (UK) adults from 2015 to 2017, by main issue

Housing concerns in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015-2017 The statistic illustrates the level of concern that people attribute to various matters related to housing in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2015 to 2017, broken down by the problem area. It can be seen that in 2017, the ability for first-time buyers to get on the property ladder was the most worrying issue, with a total of 86 percent of respondents considering this to be either a very or somewhat serious problem.
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201520162017
Ability for first-time buyers to get on the property ladder83%82%86%
Saving for a deposit to buy83%80%83%
House prices76%78%82%
Availability of housing70%72%76%
Ability to get a mortgage / remortgage72%68%70%
Being able to pay off the mortgage65%64%63%
Estate agent fees57%54%59%
Being able to move up the property ladder61%62%58%
Quality of housing49%52%57%
Property / Solicitor fees53%50%55%
Stamp duty rates51%52%53%
Homebuying / Homeselling process51%50%53%
Gazumping49%45%51%
Leasehold / freehold system42%42%50%
Availability of housing for over 60s--47%
Negative equity49%44%42%
201520162017
Ability for first-time buyers to get on the property ladder83%82%86%
Saving for a deposit to buy83%80%83%
House prices76%78%82%
Availability of housing70%72%76%
Ability to get a mortgage / remortgage72%68%70%
Being able to pay off the mortgage65%64%63%
Estate agent fees57%54%59%
Being able to move up the property ladder61%62%58%
Quality of housing49%52%57%
Property / Solicitor fees53%50%55%
Stamp duty rates51%52%53%
Homebuying / Homeselling process51%50%53%
Gazumping49%45%51%
Leasehold / freehold system42%42%50%
Availability of housing for over 60s--47%
Negative equity49%44%42%
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The statistic illustrates the level of concern that people attribute to various matters related to housing in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2015 to 2017, broken down by the problem area. It can be seen that in 2017, the ability for first-time buyers to get on the property ladder was the most worrying issue, with a total of 86 percent of respondents considering this to be either a very or somewhat serious problem.
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Release date
July 2017
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
9th March 2017
Number of respondents
2,081 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Online survey

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