A quarter of us can't stand where we live, but the costs of moving us are a bit off when looking for a house

Truths at home: a quarter of us can't stand where we live, but the costs and stress of moving us put us off in search of another place

  • 26% of the British said they hate their house because it is too small
  • 56% said they had no emotional ties with their house
  • 53% said the financial costs were the worst part of moving

A quarter of the British cannot tolerate the house where they currently live, but the costs and stress associated with moving move many people away from looking for another property, a new study shows.

Too small homes are the most common reason for people to hate their home, while 26 percent of people say so.

But location also plays an important role, around 17 percent of people don't like where they live because of anti-social neighbors and 16 percent because of fear of crime.

Not nice: moving home is considered more stressful than divorcing or having a baby

Not nice: moving home is considered more stressful than divorcing or having a baby

However, the fear of the financial costs, the stress and the pressure of moving leaves a lot of feeling trapped.

For example, & # 39; n sixty percent said they were delayed by the pressure of the trial to find a new home, according to a survey of 2,000 people by real estate agent Yopa.

Money is the biggest problem when moving home, with more than half of respondents saying that financial costs are the worst part of moving.

But general stress is also a problem, with 40 percent of people considering going home to have more stress than to get divorced or have a baby. In fact, according to the study, the only event in life that went higher in the stress strikes was a death.

And so many resign themselves to homes they don't really like, with 56 percent saying they don't have any emotional connection to their home and a disillusioned 12 percent who say home is just where they & # 39; hang their hats & # 39; .

When asked about what would make moving easier, lower costs were the most common answer, with more than 40 percent of people calling for lower brokerage fees.

About 37 percent also wanted more transparency and 34 percent would like a free utility switching service.

Ben Poynter, CEO of Yopa, said: “Our nationwide study has revealed how many people have negative feelings about where they currently live.

& # 39; At the same time, people feel unable or unwilling to move because of fear of costs and the stress of the moving process.

& # 39; Britons have said they know that moving will ultimately make them happier, but many feel stuck between a rock and a hard place … and the worst of all is that they lose sleep for it. & # 39 ;

Despite all the problems, six in ten or just over 60 percent of Britons believe that moving home may ultimately make them happier, and 82 percent admit that they have spent time watching people like Zoopla and Rightmove dream of Ideal home.