New renters: what do you look for in a new property?
- 5th June 2018
- Renting Property News
Renters are increasingly looking for environmentally friendly features in properties - along with traditional primary considerations of location and cost
Renters have always been discerning about what they want and look for in a home - from the location and cost, to the property’s environmental impact, right down to furnishings and lighting.
Recent research found that 77% of renters surveyed said that cost is the most important factor for their rental property, while 68% said location was a factor, and 48% stated that a garden is important for their home.
A recent study also found that strong ‘green credentials’ such as green spaces and vegetable allotments are increasingly important to renters. Half of the Londoners surveyed agree that the environmental impact of their property is a key concern.
London in particular offers attractive options for renters, including frequent and easy transport links including the new Night Tube, great nightlife and thriving social and cultural scenes. With so much choice, finding the right rental property can be tough, but ARLA Propertymark registered estate agents such as ludlowthompson can help.
ludlowthompson offers high-quality properties, and all clients have an account with our MyAccount system which provides a whole range of benefits. For example, through MyAccount tenants can report the need for any repairs on-line 24/7 and if they are seeking a new property, can sign up for instant text and email property alerts.
Stephen Ludlow, Chairman at ludlowthompson, says: “Renters have a good idea of what will make a property right for them – and London can cater to all preferences.”
“Using a trusted letting agent can help renters enormously to find the right property. Moving into a new home is an exciting experience and a knowledgeable letting agent can make a real difference, and help renters find the perfect match.”
“Ultimately it is about good communication between landlords and tenants, aided by their agent. It creates a healthy environment and enables all sides to get the best out of the rental home.”
Here is a selection of recent reviews of happy customers of ludlowthompson via Google Reviews:
"Our agent (Keith) at Ludlow Thompson was very supportive when my flatmate and I needed to find new accommodation urgently. He really went the extra mile to find us a new flat and even negotiated the price for one that we could afford! As a finishing touch he had some furniture removed, which made a big difference. All in all a brilliant service. Keep up the good work."
- Mark VDV on Google
"I'm happy to admit that the prospect of renting through an agency again was not appealing, having had some thoroughly grim and frustrating experiences with other London agencies in the past. I was quite frankly astounded at how smoothly everything went whilst working with Jibby and Alex from Ludlow Thompson Oval. Clear, timely, communicative and efficient. Plus, we came out of the process with a truly beautiful new home. Deal with these guys with confidence."
- Duncan Kelso on Google
Renters have a good idea of what will make a property right for them – and London can cater to all preferences
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