How the UK thinks and feels about property

Property has often been referred to as a ‘national obsession’ for the British, but what does property really mean to the different groups of people in the UK?

We asked more than 4,000 adults from all over the UK what they think and feel about property. They shared with us their attitudes to owning versus renting, how property affects their view of their current financial situation and longer-term plans and much, much more.

We’ve shared some of our findings here, including video interviews with real people who have told us their stories. We’ll be updating it regularly so do check back from time to time.

My home, my future at 50

Squeezed between caring for their parents and their children, this age group is feeling the pressure. Our infographic illustrates the role property plays in their future plans. 

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Meet our 50s case studies

There’s nothing like hearing something first hand to really understand it. Watch the video interviews with some of the people who took part in our research programme.

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Feeling pessimistic at 50?

How do you feel about the UK economy and property market? Does thinking about your finances fill you with joy or dread? You’re not alone …

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my parents rent and so do i

If your parents have never owned their own home, you’re twice as likely to be renting compared to those whose parents do own their home.


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Press Contacts information

If you’re a journalist and would like more information about the research programme and our case studies please get in touch.

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