One in five has property regrets
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One in five has property regrets

By |Published On: 2nd March 2016|

This article is an external press release originally published on the Landlord News website, which has now been migrated to the Just Landlords blog.

Some of the biggest financial mistakes that people can make are getting into debt, not saving enough and making the wrong investment choice

A survey by specialist insurer Partnership quizzed 2,000 people on what they felt their greatest financial mistakes were. 23% noted that choices involving property as ones that they had not made correctly.


The vast majority of those questioned said that they wish they had made different financial decisions. Just 5% said that they had no regrets.

9% said that they regretted putting money into an investment that hadn’t performed as well as they would have liked. 7% said that they made a mistake by delaying on a house purchase. 5% said that they regretted not purchasing a property that was good value, while 2% said they wouldn’t delay on remortgaging if they could make the choice again.

The largest financial mistakes attributed to property were found to be:

Biggest Financial Mistakes Linked to Property All 18 – 39 40 plus
I put money into an investment (inc. property) that did not perform 9% 5% 12%
I delayed buying a house 7% 6% 7%
I bought a property which was not ‘good value’ 5% 6% 4%
I did not re-mortgage when I should have 2% 2% 2%


Other property related regrets included one in ten wishing they had never got married and subsequently divorced! This often leads to the family hold being sold and a number of people being unhappy.

One in five has property regrets

One in five has property regrets

Huge decision

Mark Stopard, Head of Product Development at Partnership, said the fact that one in five regret choices around property is ‘understandable as for most people buying a home will be the single largest purchase decision they will make in their lives.’ He believes however that, ‘when you look at what these mistakes were, some of them could have been avoided if they spoke to a mortgage broker.’[1]

‘A good broker would not only highlight when the best time to remortgage is but also warn people about overextending themselves and putting choices on hold-problems which could well be the root causes of some of these regrets,’ Stopard added.[1]



About the Author: Em Morley (she/they)

Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources. When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.

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