- £17 billion is gifted, or informally loaned each year, of which over half is used for property purchase or improvement (The Institute of Fiscal Studies).
- Virtually all money transfers come from parents aged over 50 to children in their late 20s and early 30s. The average gift for property purchase or improvement is over £20,000.
- The age children leave home is generally between 25 and 27 years, and the average age to purchase a first property is 33. Over 22.4% of families in the UK include one or more adult children.
- Research by Legal and General indicates that without the financial help of family and friends, over 70% of prospective home buyers would have to delay their property purchase plans, by an average of 4 years.
source: Dataloft, The Institute of Fiscal Studies, Legal and General, Census 2021