Rental Property Who Chooses by Heather Hilder on July 9, 2019 “Who Chooses the Rental” Rental Property who chooses They say ‘An Englishman’s home is his castle’. Let’s consider this statement for a moment to find out, with rental property who chooses. Because, when a couple set off on the path of renting together, it is probably not the man who does actually choose it! In a recent survey, Letting Agents polled (94%) confirmed that it is usually the woman in such a relationship who has the last word in choosing which home they rent. Sexist? Maybe, but guess which are the two most important single factors likely to clinch a deal that women identified as important: a modern kitchen (91% of agents questioned) a his-‘n’-hers en-suite bathroom (95%). On the other hand, almost half the letting agents polled say that space for a wide-screen TV is the most important single feature for men. Twice as many men than women said that a back garden, protected from neighbours’ watchful eyes by high hedges or fencing, also featured as a strong attraction. Rental Lifestyle When seeking their ideal home, men and women may have different agendas. As a result, we advise Landlords to consider who typically has the most influence on the renting decision. What should you consider when making improvements on a property before letting it? Focus on those things that will mostly impress the most influential person in a relationship. So you may need to rebuild the garden wall. However, perhaps you would be better to spend the money on improvements to the kitchen. Maybe the creation of an en-suite bathroom instead would be a better move! Remember, you are renting out a home and the lifestyle that comes with it – not just the bricks and mortar. So take advantage of the respective impulses of the most influential people in the renting decision. That is, she who wears the trousers! Landlords – if you’d like a chat about the prospects of letting your property, call us for a FREE ON-LINE consultation. Call 01273 735237 or email email@example.com .