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First-time buyers

Research for the Yorkshire Building Society exploring the attitudes and plans of potential first-time home buyers.

Why take part

This research is helping us to understand the attitudes, expectations and experiences of young adults who have never owned their own home.

This is your chance to tell us how you feel owning a home, and what you think lenders including banks and building societies can do to help young people get a foot on the ladder.

Who are NatCen?

NatCen have been carrying out high quality social research for over 40 years. We are a non-profit organisation, independent of all government departments and political parties.

What’s involved?

We’re asking you to complete a short web survey. It shouldn’t take more than ten minutes to complete. To complete the survey, please click on the link in the email that you received from Survation.

What we’ve found out

To read about what we found out about first-time buyers last year, you can visit our project page here.

Our pledge to you

We understand you may have some questions about our credentials and how we deal with personal information.

We respect your wishes

Taking part is voluntary and you do not have to answer any questions you don’t want to. Just let your interviewer know, and they will move on to the next question.

We answer your questions

If you have any questions that aren’t answered here, you can contact Lydia Marshall who is leading this research on 0207 549 8509 or at

We guard your privacy

We will treat the information you give us in the strictest confidence under the Data Protection Act 1998. The results collected are used for research purposes only. You will never receive any junk mail as a result of speaking to us. We never pass on your details to other organisations for commercial purposes.

Contact us

 If you've been asked to take part and have any questions, please call us on 0207 549 8509. Alternatively you can email