Mums and dads are saving their grown-up children up to £1,280 a year by carrying out home improvement tasks for them.
Research by Aviva has found that know-how around the house is being lost through the generations, which means 55 per cent of empty nest parents are being called by their kids for help.
Indeed, mothers and fathers are spending nearly 51 hours a year in the homes of their adult offspring fixing them up and £334 on buying materials.
Garden maintenance (47 per cent), painting (46 per cent) and building and assembling furniture (34 per cent) are just some of the tasks that children aged between 20 and 40 years of age are looking for assistance with.
Heather Smith, director of home insurance at Aviva, said knowledge of home improvements is failing to pass on to the younger generation.
"Inspiring them to learn for themselves and gain this skill set will undoubtedly help them make the most of their homes in the future," she added.