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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

What tenants are looking for.

A recent survey of tenants into what they really want reveals a tenants wish list:

The initial choice of choosing a rental home is based on the number of bedrooms in the rental property, followed by prices.  No big surprise there.  Tenants appreciate a central location and also they like to be new work and shops according to landlord insurance company Axa.  I would add in particularly for younger tenants a good bar or too and for your older tenants and those that appreciate a good pint of craft beer a decent real ale pub.

Surprisingly, the top feature demanded by tenants of a rental property is a garden which is stated as important to 35% of tenants questioned.  The use of garage is 2nd on the list of most desirable features.

A Tenants turn off

The big turn off for tenants is dirt and grime.  A landlord might be advised therefore to invest in a full house clean before marketing.  Tired decor is unsurprisingly another big turn off so landlords need to get their paint brush out and do a little bit of touching up before marketing their property for let.
No big surprises in these figures apart from perhaps the appeal of the garden.

Clean and tidy is the name of the day…clearly or should it be cleanly!

1 comment:

TK said...

Is it possible to post the link to this report so I can read it in full? Many thanks