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Homeowners undertook home improvements during lockdown

The majority (85%) of homeowners have undertaken home improvements during lockdown, Aviva research has found.

Over half of people (56%) have decluttered and started gardening (52%), while more than a quarter (26%) have used the time spent at home to decorate.

Fewer people want to buy a house at the moment. In December 2019 68% of non-homeowners hoped to buy in the future, but that has now fallen to 52%.

Though homes have benefitted from the lockdown, relationships are getting strained.

The number of 25-34 year olds who wish to end a relationship has risen from 2% in December 2019 to 7% in May 2020.