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  • Generation rent spend less on DIY
  • Generation rent spend less on DIY
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Generation rent spend less on DIY

With UK house prices rising, many can’t afford to buy their own place; by 2020, the cost of a home in London may exceed £550,000, meaning just 5% of people will be able to afford to buy in the city. Consequently, Generation Rent are spending less on DIY, and it could have a real impact on the sector.

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