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MSE Poll: What proportion of your income is spent on your mortgage/rent?

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Poll started 16 March 2021

Take what you pay on your mortgage or rent (include any service charges or ground rent but NOT council tax, insurance or other bills) and work out roughly what percentage of your monthly take-home pay/income (including benefits) it is.

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  • 203846930203846930 Forumite
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    Still none.
  • fuzzynavelfuzzynavel Forumite
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    Poll results not loading at all...
    We used to pay around 25% of income to our mortgage but now it is less than 1/6th despite upping the payments. This is due to changes in earnings over the last 5 years or so.
  • moleratmolerat Forumite
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    Poll results not loading at all...
    I am rarely able to see the poll results until it has closed.

  • MSE_PetarMSE_Petar MSE Staff
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    Hi there. Apologies for this – it was due to a technical problem with the third-party provider we use for the poll, which has now been fixed. If you give it another try you should be able to see the results. :smile:
  • aliphilaliphil Forumite
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    I couldn't complete the whole poll as none of the options in the second question apply to me. You forgot that some families have accommodation provided as part of a job.
  • MattMattMattUKMattMattMattUK Forumite
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    Due to a reduction of income because of Covid my mortgage currently costs me 35% of my net. Before Covid my contractual mortgage payment was 8% of my net, however with overpayments that was around 20%.
  • Completed and interesting seeing the results.
  • TLXTLX Forumite
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    Couldnt see results until survey ended. My salary just about covers my rent. I work in hospitality so on furlough at 80% of salary and privately rent,  trying to move to a smaller cheaper property is impossible as nothing is available. My landlord did give me a reduced rate for a few months but am having to pay it back in installments on top of an already high rent. No help given to renters the delayed eviction and the 'speak to ur landlord' advice not really much help. I am just getting further in debt with no help available :(
  • static266static266 Forumite
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    TLX said:
    Couldnt see results until survey ended. My salary just about covers my rent. I work in hospitality so on furlough at 80% of salary and privately rent,  trying to move to a smaller cheaper property is impossible as nothing is available. My landlord did give me a reduced rate for a few months but am having to pay it back in installments on top of an already high rent. No help given to renters the delayed eviction and the 'speak to ur landlord' advice not really much help. I am just getting further in debt with no help available :(
    That is insane, sorry to hear. I’m guessing you’re including household bills and council tax in that figure too? Can you get another job temporarily for a couple of months before you go back to your main job?
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