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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warren
warren 26 Apr 2017

You're very welcome Mary! Glad you enjoyed them :)

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Mary Ward
Mary Ward 26 Apr 2017

Thank you for the wonderful ideas. First impressions can make or break a deal. It's sadly that many homeowners drop the kerb to create an off-street parking space.

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Tony Gimple
Tony Gimple 14 Apr 2017

I'm not at all surprised that so many landlords are still confused about what the tax changes really mean and how it will affect them. In particular, the blind rush to incorporation is leaving landlords...

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MH
MH 13 Apr 2017

You are right that the bank holidays are going to be spoiled in looking for the properties. But people who want to sell their property and looking for the better relocation, they can get benefits of this...

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bnellyb
bnellyb 08 Apr 2017

There will be an exodus of private landlords over the next 5 years as tax changes take effect, private landlords provide an important service to the rental market, why do housing associations and councils...

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Fred Cassman
Fred Cassman 07 Apr 2017

"Make it look like you are at home": often people forget this and share on facebook their location!

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jared townsend
jared townsend 05 Apr 2017

It'll be interesting to see how & if the Government's asset sale regarding mortgages helps

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SecomTech
SecomTech 04 Apr 2017

...and not one mention of the rules on PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT!!! Unless you have studied the plans you will not know...It's probable a high proportion would not need planning permission...BUILDING Control...

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Jonathan
Jonathan 03 Apr 2017

That's a very interesting study indeed. There is no doubt that new services and web apps such as Wonego.com in the UK or Roomster in the US will change the way people look for a flatmate, and that tenants...

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MBM Homelets
MBM Homelets 23 Mar 2017

Although this is a very positive step, there is little or no guarantee of the standard of workmanship employed by the tenants. We have had experience of a professionally decorated property being ' painted'...

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ajay
ajay 21 Mar 2017

How is the "robust evidence" looking now?

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NathanG
NathanG 20 Mar 2017

I've been watching the series so far and am completely baffled by the cases that were presented. Though, I don't think that we can protect ourselves from every scam possible - it will just make the scammers...

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