Some 49 per cent of first-time buyers (FTBs) are turning to their family in order to get a big enough deposit.
New research from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks has found that young adults are seeking help from their parents and grandparents as they try to get onto the property ladder.
Of those who have received financial assistance, more than one-third were given ten per cent of the value of the house, while one-in-three got 20 per cent.
Andrew Pearce, Retail Director at Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, stated that getting a first footing on the property ladder is "a big step and huge financial commitment".
Because of this, it is not surprising that so many people seek out help from family members when trying to secure a mortgage.
Across the UK, the study revealed that Wales (58 per cent) is the region where FTBs are the most likely to receive a ten per cent deposit, while London (27 per cent) is the least likely.