'Second steppers' face higher costs

AOL Money Staff
Estate agent
Estate agent

Homeowners trying to take their second step on the housing ladder have seen their trading up costs more than double over the last decade, a report has found.

Almost one in five would-be "second steppers" surveyed by Lloyds TSB said they might need to rely on the "bank of mum and dad" or even grandparents to help them plug the gap.