Sarah Beeny Autumn 2017 - 20
It seems that the British are not too
happy with the state of our bathrooms.
Nearly half of all people surveyed by
mybuilder.com (45%) said it was the
room in their home they most wanted to
renovate, while 41% admitted to being
embarrassed by their bathroom when
friends came to visit.
The dire state of our bathrooms is
also dividing friendships and ending
relationships. More than a third of people
(38%) admitted to holding it in while
visiting a friend's house because their
bathroom was too disgusting to use. A
quarter of people (25%) said they had
fallen out with housemates or partners
over the state of their bathroom, while 24
people (6%) confessed they had actually
dumped their partner over the issue.
The biggest turnoffs people had about
bathrooms was low water pressure in the
shower and wonky toilet seats, with 56%
of people listing them as major gripes.
Toilets that don't ush properly
carpet in the bathroom (44%), and no
lock on the door (35%) were also listed as
big pet hates.
Are you guilty of any of these?
BET ON STUDENT TOWNS
House prices in university towns have soared by
nearly £40,000 during the past three years.
The typical cost of a property in one of the UK's
65 towns with a university has risen by 22.5%, or
£1,074, a month since 2014 to stand at £210,845.
The increase is even greater over a ﬁve year
period, with property values in these locations
jumping by £57,883 or 38%, according to
mortgage lender Halifax.
Russell Galley, managing director of Halifax
Community Bank, said: 'This research indicates
the potential earnings from bricks and mortar
as well as monthly rental incomes.'
020 | OCTOBER 2017
Last year, the average price
paid for residential properties
in the UK & Wales ranged
from an affordable £23,375
to a whopping £2.7 million,