8 Oct

More Brits seeking out home improvement help from parents

More Brits seeking out home improvement help from parents

An increasing number of parents in the UK are now looking to help out their children with their home improvements long after they have flown the nest.

According to a survey from Aviva, 55 per cent of all parents are now having to provide either funding or skills to help complete jobs. This is vital ahead of the winter months when homes can be damaged.

The insurer said that this could cost parents up to £1,280 per year when professionals are needed.

However, many are carrying out the jobs themselves, with 47 per cent being required to carry out garden maintenance, while 46 per cent want their parents to paint for them.

Heather Smith, director of home insurance at Aviva said: "While the majority of us cherish our homes and take pride in making them our own, it seems the knowledge and willingness to take on these tasks ourselves is diminishing over time."ADNFCR-1222-ID-801465428-ADNFCR

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