What would make a dream home for a tenant?

What would make a dream home for a tenant?

A new report has revealed that living by the sea with a good-sized garden and off-road parking is not just the ideal property for middle England homeowners – it’s what the majority of tenants want too.

The research shows that for a third of tenants, living by the sea is their ideal location for a rented property, while almost a quarter of tenants would like a rural setting and 18% of tenants would prefer a quiet cul-de-sac.  The study*, conducted by PropertyLetByUs.com – a leading online letting agent, also reveals that only 5% of tenants want to live in suburbia and just 7% plumped for a nice housing estate.

Tenants were quizzed about their top ten domestic features and for two thirds, off road parking was their top choice.  This was followed by a garage (72%), a good sized garden (41%), a shed (35%), a larger kitchen (30%), superfast broadband (28%), built-in appliances such as a dishwasher and washing machine (25%) and an extra bedroom (24%).


Jane Morris, Managing Director of PropertyLetByUs.com comments: “Our survey provides some interesting findings that might surprise landlords.  A property by the sea, or in a rural location, is a dream for many home owners and tenants.  Landlords that own properties in these locations, or provide some of these most desired domestic appliances, will be spoilt for choice when finding new tenants.

Clearly, landlords have the opportunity to enhance their properties and boost their rental income by adding some of these dream domestic features.  Superfast broadband for example is becoming widely available and many rural locations are being connected over the next two years. Storage such as sheds and garages is high on the ‘wanted’ list, especially for families.”

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AbbieP.
AbbieP. 22 Jul 2016

"While house prices in the most expensive eleven boroughs have declined values in the cheapest eleven boroughs continue to rise" - not a nice way to even out the price range. London is overrated as it

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AbbieP.
AbbieP. 21 Jul 2016

And try to profit from your decisions, I may add

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CommercialTrust
CommercialTrust 19 Jul 2016

Retirement investment has always been one of the biggest draws of buy to let. And the buy-to-let demographic is, on balance, older. (Over a third of our applicants are over 50 at the time of application.) It...

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Forrest Wheatey
Forrest Wheatey 11 Jul 2016

I find the time perfect for ever home-owner wannabe. Prices should slowly, but steadily drop, at least for the inner buyer. Making it harder for outsiders to buy properties (the whole Brexit thing means...

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property guru
property guru 11 Jul 2016

Why should Ajay even have to be looking for it. It should be public knowledge. Why is not just publish each years and to were it is and be AUDITED. Accountability.

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property guru
property guru 11 Jul 2016

Surprise suprise

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CommercialTrust
CommercialTrust 30 Jun 2016

This is great news for buyers and investors in a period of significant uncertainty. The 10-year buy-to-let fix at 3.99% in particular is excellent, a clear 100 bps ahead of the nearest competition. Though...

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Lee
Lee 30 Jun 2016

Let's see what happens to north-east property prices when Nissan announce they're leaving.

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DmitriKara
DmitriKara 29 Jun 2016

I just read another article about eviction rising and this was exactly what was on my mind, Housing has become "cat and mouse"...

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DmitriKara
DmitriKara 29 Jun 2016

I am really not surprised. I've seen one too many impudent tenants and in my humble opinion renters have one too many privileges and options to abuse heir landlord in so many ways...

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DmitriKara
DmitriKara 29 Jun 2016

There is still so much uncertainty and I will surely step back and see what's happening before I could make any decisions on my end.

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ChristinaReedUK
ChristinaReedUK 20 Jun 2016

I don't understand why it's always a war between the two sides. Either, way the landlord is probably keeping a detailed inventory and will see the changes you've made. I just don't understand why there...

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