Doncaster renters would be prepared to live in a house a third smaller than the average property size, study finds

Prospective buyers in Doncaster are willing to buy a house which is only a third of the size of an average home in the UK to get on the property ladder, according to new figures.

Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 5:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th September 2018, 6:23 am
A survey has found out how much space Doncaster people would give up to get on the property ladder.

A survey of 2,150 potential first time buyers was carried out by online furniture retailer MADE to find out just how small a space renters would be willing to put up with to own their own home.

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On average, first time buyers in Doncaster said they would be prepared to buy and live in a property that has a floor space of just 35.8 square meters. That is almost a third of the size of the average property size in the UK, which is 90 square meters.

When space is limited non-essentials are the first to go, and so the company also asked survey respondents country-wide what they could live without.

Twenty per cent said they would happily forego natural light, while 14 per cent would give up having a bath. Seven per cent said they would not mind not having a dining area, and another seven per cent said they would even be willing to give up having a separate bedroom.