Majority of UK homeowners are happy according to new report

Majority of UK homeowners are happy according to new report

A new satisfaction survey conducted by David Wilson Homes has revealed that more than 80% of homeowners in the UK are satisfied with their current home and the location in which they live.

The survey, of more than 5,000 homeowners, revealed that 37% are extremely satisfied with their home and the location in which they live. A further 43% describe themselves as moderately satisfied, while only 4% consider themselves in any way dissatisfied.

Geographically, levels of satisfaction amongst homeowners are higher in rural areas, with 74% of those living in major cities being satisfied. This compares to an average of 80% in suburban and exurban environments and 84% of those living in rural towns and villages.


A spokesperson for David Wilson Homes said: “We launched the DWH Satisfaction Survey to gain a better understanding of the UK homeowner. It’s important for us to understand homeowner satisfaction levels and what influences this. Overall it’s encouraging to see that we are a nation of happily satisfied homeowners.”

The survey revealed homeowners are most satisfied with the features of their current home, with more than 70% satisfied with aspects such as the layout, number of bedrooms and off-road parking. Over 65% are satisfied with their local transport links, further aiding accessibility to family and friends living close by.

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Tony Gimple 09 Dec 2017

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Evelyn Attwood
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It's normal. If you plan to buy a house in one of the most beautiful spots in the country you should pay a high price.

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Evelyn Attwood
Evelyn Attwood 01 Dec 2017

I think that the situation will be the same at December.

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Kelvin Lloyd 09 Oct 2017

IT is up, to the Planners. If they will only give permission for bungalows on certain (suitable) sites, they will be built.

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maggie swift 09 Oct 2017

It's just the beginning of the shocking rise.

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I have recently read that the bungalows can provide social housing for elderly residents in London.

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Tom Allen 20 Sep 2017

Absolutely agree with you!

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