Survey reveals moving house is most stressful life challenge
9th April 2019 15:53 - Housing
Survey reveals moving house is most stressful life challenge: Amongst the many challenges a person will face throughout their time on planet Earth, none are as stressful as moving house; that's according to a recent survey of UK homeowners.
The poll of 2,000 for online estate agent, Yopa, found that four in ten said moving house was the most nerve-wrecking event they had ever experienced.
Indeed, buying a new home was found to be even more stress-inducing than getting a divorce (34%), having a baby (31%) or starting a new job (27%).
The poll found six in ten respondents had even delayed looking for a new property because of the strain they knew they would face.
Looking at the various areas of stress associated with buying a new home, two thirds said that they experienced a degree of sleep deprivation throughout the buying process, while four in ten attributed depression and physical illness to moving home. Just over a third (34%) said they suffered anxiety because of it.
The study also looked at the many factors which put potential homebuyers off buying a home.
At the top of the table were high crime rates, which were a concern to over half of the respondents polled (53%), followed by noisy neighbours (47%) and too much traffic (41%).
Other factors selected were bad smells (41%), lots of litter (38%), high council tax (38%) and poor parking (38%), with others citing high pollution (37%), home is too small (35%) and a third saying that being under a flight path would put them off buying a property.
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