House or apartment investment quandary facing parents: Wakelin's Paul Nugent

House or apartment investment quandary facing parents: Wakelin's Paul Nugent
House or apartment investment quandary facing parents: Wakelin's Paul Nugent

GUEST OBSERVER

Three-quarters of parents expect to make a contribution towards their adult child’s first property purchase, according to a registrant survey for our upcoming webinar, How to advise adult children about property.

Helping out with the deposit is the preferred route for 6 out of 10 parents, whilst 1 in 10 is considering helping their offspring pay the mortgage.  Just 6% of parents would go as far as buying the property on their child’s behalf.

Investment properties shade homes as the preferred first property. 35% of parents are considering an investment property compared to 27% looking for a home. But many remain open-minded, with 38% unsure whether to go for a home or an investment property.

Parents appear to prefer a house as the first home whilst apartments are more favoured amongst investor-focused parents.

Respondents voiced a number of fears around helping their children out.

The most cited was a breakdown in the relationship between their child and his or her spouse and the estranged partner making a claim on the parents’ gift. Parents also worry about encouraging a child to buy a property that fails to perform and also about ensuring all their children are treated equally.

Finally, some parents are concerned that their child won’t take the financial commitment seriously.

Paul Nugent is a director of Wakelin Property Advisory. He is co-presenting a webinar How to advise adult children about property 12.30pm, Thursday 29th October. Click here to register.

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