he latest research from home service provider, Pentific.com, has revealed that the Bank of Mum and Dad doesn't stop lending once the property has been purchased. One in five of us rely on the lender to finance our home improvements too.
The research also found that 19% admit that their parents physically help them to carry out DIY.
Home owners undertaking DIY to improve their home may find it is a false economy with research suggesting that it is likely to be botched and end up costing the owner more.
Some 72% of home owners in the UK take on a DIY job to save money but more than a quarter, 27%, admitted they have botched the work and 34% left it unfinished, according to research from Halifax Home Insurance.
The study also found that among those jobs they were willing to do themselves, some 77% would be confident to tackle painting, 75% gardening, just under half would attempt to put up shelves and just under 40% would put up wallpaper.
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