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I enjoyed reading Hugh Reilly’s article, “The bank of ­parental pockets makes a lot of sense” (Perspective, 6 May), in which he discusses the pleasure of being able to help his children with a deposit for their first homes.

Our children are in their 30s now and both of them are still renting while they save up for a deposit – and all the other costs associated with buying a home.

Their only friends of similar age who own homes are those whose parents helped with their deposit, or those who were prepared to live in the suburbs – far away from the “fun” that our offspring ­prioritised.

We would love to help them financially to get on the housing ladder but we simply don’t have the means.

We do, however, have ­advice, and I’m assured that one day they will listen to it.

RM Crawford

Glasgow

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