Moving insights from the over-55s: What homes do they buy

This NHBC Foundation report studied the home-buying trends of the over-55s.

It found that 46% of the over-55s surveyed had invested extra money in their latest house move and that 40 per cent of them had chosen a four bedroomed house, despite an average occupancy of just two people.

Of the moves made, 39% downsized to a home with fewer bedrooms, a third moved to a home with the same number and 28% upsized to a home with additional bedrooms.