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‘Do it for me’ generation relying on mum and dad to carry out home improvements for them

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News article published on: 13th August 2019

Insurance company Aviva last week released the results of an interesting survey which revealed that grown up children are still calling upon the services of their parents to carry out repairs on their own home which would cost £1,280 per year if carried out by a professional tradesman.
The survey showed that parents spend the equivalent of nearly one hour per week carrying out home improvements for grown up children aged 20-40 who no longer live at home.
The biggest call for help is for garden maintenance followed by painting and assembling furniture. Although it would seem that a small number of grown up children still need to ask their parents for help with bleeding a radiator and even changing a light bulb!
Although the results also revealed that parents will happily forgo their own leisure time, time with their partner and even their own chores to assist their children it seems that the ‘do it for me’ generation are in no hurry to learn these tasks themselves. If parents are unavailable forty-two per cent of those surveyed said they would wait until their parents were available whilst forty per cent would hire a professional.
Although Osbornes solicitors cannot help you with your garden maintenance we can assist you with a range of property issues. Whether you need advice on a residential or commercial property matter or with a property related dispute including if you would like to extend your lease, contact us to speak with a member of our property team.
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