Over 50s struggle to find cash for home repairs

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The challenge of austerity and the pressing need for home repairs are leaving many with a home headache.

As many as 2.5 million over 50s say that their home is in need of repair, but they cannot afford to do the work, according to research for the Saga Equity Release Advice Service.

The most common things that need repairing are gutters (13 per cent), roofs (10 per cent), insulation (nine per cent) and heating (eight per cent), which can be expensive.


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