Housing concerns in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015-2018

Housing concern levels according to the United Kingdom (UK) adults from 2015 to 2018, by main issue

Housing concerns in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015-2018 The statistic illustrates the level of concern that people attribute to various matters related to housing in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2015 to 2018, broken down by the problem area. It can be seen that in 2018, the ability for first-time buyers to get on the property ladder was the most worrying issue, with a total of 89 percent of respondents considering this to be either a very or somewhat serious problem.
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Housing concern levels according to the United Kingdom (UK) adults from 2015 to 2018, by main issue

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2015201620172018
Ability for first-time buyers to get on the property ladder85%84%89%89%
Saving for a deposit to buy86%84%85%87%
House prices84%83%86%88%
Availability of housing72%78%80%81%
Ability to get a mortgage / remortgage78%72%75%71%
Being able to pay off the mortgage71%72%69%68%
Estate agent fees57%56%61%59%
Being able to move up the property ladder63%65%63%63%
Quality of housing57%60%64%63%
Property / Solicitor fees52%51%55%52%
Stamp duty rates46%44%42%38%
Homebuying / Homeselling process51%52%54%51%
Gazumping-38%-34%
Leasehold / freehold system42%45%52%53%
Availability of housing for over 60s--45%40%
Negative equity47%42%40%36%
2015201620172018
Ability for first-time buyers to get on the property ladder85%84%89%89%
Saving for a deposit to buy86%84%85%87%
House prices84%83%86%88%
Availability of housing72%78%80%81%
Ability to get a mortgage / remortgage78%72%75%71%
Being able to pay off the mortgage71%72%69%68%
Estate agent fees57%56%61%59%
Being able to move up the property ladder63%65%63%63%
Quality of housing57%60%64%63%
Property / Solicitor fees52%51%55%52%
Stamp duty rates46%44%42%38%
Homebuying / Homeselling process51%52%54%51%
Gazumping-38%-34%
Leasehold / freehold system42%45%52%53%
Availability of housing for over 60s--45%40%
Negative equity47%42%40%36%
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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 2018, broken down by the problem area. It can be seen that in 2018, the ability for first-time buyers to get on the property ladder was the most worrying issue, with a total of 89 percent of respondents considering this to be either a very or somewhat serious problem.
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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
Method of interview
Online survey
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