Desirable Property Features For Modern Families

Uncategorized   |   March 28, 2022   |   Wright & Co Estate Agents


When you’re a landlord, it is important to ensure your rental property is always occupied. Ultimately, the more time your property sits vacant, the more money you will be losing on your investment and you should aim to always have tenants. Whenever you have a property to let, it is advantageous to learn more about what renters are looking for these days and this can help you to ensure your rental property is standing out from the local competition. 


If families are your target tenants, ensuring your property has some particular features will help to prevent it from being overlooked. Below we have highlighted some of the most desirable property features that most modern families look for when renting a property nowadays. 


Usable garden


Outdoor living is very popular at the moment and lots of families enjoy spending time in their gardens. In fact, an outdoor space is considered to be essential for many families and it’s always worth transforming the garden at your rental property into a usable space. Creating a patio area or a decking area will enable families to use the garden all year round and it will also reduce garden maintenance for you as a landlord too. 


Private parking space


It isn’t uncommon for families with young children, in particular, to look for rental properties with off-road parking. Having a dedicated parking space is really advantageous and it can make getting children, as well as their belongings, in and out of the car much easier and much safer. Lots of homeowners choose to turn their front gardens into parking spaces and this can be a brilliant home improvement for any rental property. 


Open plan living area


One of the biggest property trends over the past few years has been open plan living spaces and combined kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms are very sought-after. Open plan living areas create a more sociable atmosphere and they enable families to spend more time together on a daily basis. It’s worth noting that removing some of the internal walls in your rental property can make it seem more spacious as well. 


Energy efficiency


The cost of living is rising and all families are searching for ways they can reduce their monthly expenses. Energy efficiency is something that more people are taking into consideration when choosing a property to rent these days and having new double-glazed windows or extra insulation, for example, can be a real selling point. Improving energy efficiency will likely be easier than you assume and it’s worth looking into. 


Spare bedroom


As working from home continues to be the new normal for lots of people, a spare bedroom is really beneficial for families to have. Of course, having a bedroom for family members and friends to stay in is always useful as well. It isn’t uncommon for spare rooms to be turned into multi-functional spaces that the whole family can use and there are several great ways tenants can use spare bedrooms


En-suite/downstairs toilet 


To make daily life more convenient, the majority of families look for properties with more than one bathroom. Having an en-suite bathroom or a downstairs toilet in addition to the main family bathroom can streamline morning and bedtime routines, and help to prevent queuing for the toilet. You may be able to increase your monthly rent if your property has more than one bathroom too and it can make your property more attractive to bigger families. 


Renting a house in Sawbridgeworth 


Should you be looking for an estate agent to help you find tenants for your rental property, be sure to get in touch with the Wright & Co team. We have many years of experience renting houses in the Sawbridgeworth area and we will be happy to provide you with the comprehensive assistance you require. Our experienced team can sit down with you to discuss the property market and we have a pre-qualified database of tenants we can cross-reference to find you suitable tenants. We pride ourselves on being proactive and we can assure you that there is no better estate agency to turn to when renting a house in Sawbridgeworth.


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