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Survey Reveals Most Desirable Amenities Tenants Want Nearby

Having a supermarket nearby is the most wanted amenity, whilst a high crime rate is the biggest deterrent

50.9% of tenants responding to the survey said their most desired amenity to have nearby is a supermarket

A new survey has revealed which nearby amenities tenants desire the most when looking for a rental property.


Over half (50.9%) of respondents to the survey by HomeLet stated that having a supermarket nearby was their most wanted amenity, with a further 46.4% prioritising parks and green spaces and 44% wanting public transport links near to their chosen home.


Completing the top 5 amenities were shops opening late at night, and bars and pubs, desired by 29.3% and 22% of the survey’s respondents respectively.


In addition, the results revealed that tenants admitted they would pay more in rent each month to live nearer to those amenities, with over a quarter (27.7%) stating this to be closer to parks and green spaces.


By comparison, 70.5% of tenants said they would be deterred from renting a property if the area had a high crime rate, whilst 64.2% would be put off by loud neighbours and 58.9% by living near sewage works.


Tenants were also likely to avoid or move out of a property if it was under a flight path (45.8%) or near a prison (42.7%).


However, the survey also found what compromises tenants were willing to make in order to save on rent. Over a third (41.1%) would live in flat or apartment number 13, whilst 40.8% would live near a graveyard and 27.8% near a motorway if it reduced their monthly payments.


Commenting on the findings, HomeLet’s Group Data Manager Rob Wishart said:


“Everyone has their own needs and personal tastes when it comes to choosing where to live. Whether it’s having green open space or being in the hustle and bustle of a city centre, choosing where we call home can be a huge decision.”


Tenants are already starting to face higher rents ahead of the ban on lettings fees according to the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), which comes into effect from June the 1st.

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