£1.8bn – cost of those guests who won’t go

TWO in three Britons have had guests outstay their welcome in their homes – at an estimated total cost of £1.8 billion a year.

More than half of homeowners reported troublesome visitors had caused arguments between those they lived with.

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A poll by Sheilas’ Wheels home insurance found the most costly culprits were grown-up sons and daughters, with the
average parents shelling out £465 per year on hosting their overgrown offspring.

The “boomerang generation” of young adults typically stay three weeks a year beyond their welcome. Family and friends also topped the list of unwanted guests (24 per cent) with irritating family members and 
mothers-in-law close behind.