The Telegraph: Two generations of one family – and two very different tales of buying a home in Britain
'Speak to any estate agent and they will tell you the biggest problem in the market is lack of stock. With baby boomers being the largest proportion of the UK population, estate agency Jackson-Stops estimates that if all potential downsizes decided to make the move, over £594 billion in equity could be released.

"Baby boomers are prominent among our housing landscape, and hold the key to unlocking property wealth" says chairman Nick Leeming.'

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/buy/buy-home-britain-different-experiences-generational-divide/