Over one in ten (12%) homeowners are no longer happy with the property they live in, research from thehouseshop.com suggests.
Of those surveyed, 83% of homeowners said they were happy with their home, as opposed t the 54% of tenants renting from a private landlord.
Those who live in the capital were most likely to be unhappy with the place they call home.
Nick Marr, co-founder of thehouseshop.com, said: “It was excellent to see that the vast majority of the British public are happy with their homes; however it was worrying to see such a clear divide between homeowners and renters.
“For homeowners, the commitment to a property is much more permanent than it is for renters, and buyers will spend a lot of time and effort choosing their ideal property and carrying out improvement works over the years to perfect it.
“Tenants, on the other hand, are rarely allowed to make even superficial changes or improvements to their homes, so it is highly unlikely that they will ever achieve the same level of happiness as homeowners.”
The younger generation aged between 25 and 34 were the least likely to be happy with their properties, with only 16% of those in the research claiming they were “very happy” with their home.