Neigh­bours make peo­ple move

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - NEWS -

Night­mare neigh­bours are among the top rea­sons why peo­ple are look­ing to move home, a sur­vey has found.

Life­style is­sues are the big­gest driv­ers for peo­ple up­ping sticks rather than the prospect of mak­ing fi­nan­cial gains from the prop­erty mar­ket, the re­search sug­gests.

The three big­gest rea­sons driv­ing peo­ple’s de­ci­sions to move were found to be chang­ing jobs (17%), dis­lik­ing their neigh­bours (12%) and pre­par­ing for a fam­ily (12%), ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey from AA Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices.

While one in 10 (10%) of those quizzed are mov­ing in or­der to be closer to fam­ily, 7% are do­ing so to make money on prop­erty.

Nearly one in four (24%) of the peo­ple sur­veyed are plan­ning to move in the next two years – ei­ther by rent­ing or buy­ing a prop­erty.

And 24% of those who are cur­rently rent­ing and plan­ning to move will look to buy their own home.

Among women, dis­agree­able neigh­bours emerged as the top rea­son be­hind plans to move.

Women were al­most twice as likely as men to say that was why they were seek­ing pas­tures new, at 15% ver­sus 9%.

Peo­ple aged over 45 and liv­ing in north­ern re­gions were also par­tic­u­larly likely to be mo­ti­vated to move to get away from their neigh­bours, the sur­vey of more than 2,100 peo­ple across Bri­tain sug­gested.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.