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Published on : January 10, 2020 10:49

57% of property owners don’t know the size of their home, do you?

New research from Barclays Mortgages reveals over half (57%) of British homeowners don’t know the size of their home and one in four don’t understand what a square foot is.

However, one third consider property size more important than location in choosing their home, 38% wish they had moved into a bigger property and 37% plan on improving their homes in 2020 to create more space.

In 2019 in England and Wales, the average internal size of a detached property sold was 1,249 sqft, just under half the size of a standard tennis court, while the average terraced property is on par with the size of a badminton court (880 sq ft).

At 59 sq ft, the smallest house in the UK is in Conwy, Wales. The property was lived in until 1900 when it was declared unfit for human habitation.

Price per square foot is a useful indicator for vendors pricing property or buyers comparing different properties.

Check out the average price per square foot figures in your area on our branch pages under the ‘What’s happening in the market?’ tab.

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