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

A survey has found out how much space Doncaster people would give up to get on the property ladder.
A survey has found out how much space Doncaster people would give up to get on the property ladder.

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.

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.

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.