As a nationwide survey found that more than half (52%) of 18-34 year olds in the UK now expect access to a digital TV service as standard in their homes, Belvoir Sheffield is advising landlords to keep up with the times!
As a nationwide survey found that more than half (52%) of 18-34 year olds in the UK now expect access to a digital TV service as standard in their homes, Belvoir Sheffield is advising landlords to keep up with the times in a bid to avoid the dreaded void.
The survey of 2,000 people commissioned by Sky found that only 4% of young people would now settle for just terrestrial TV in their new home, whereas a huge 78% of people surveyed want access to a digital TV service.
Rick Flay, Director at Belvoir Sheffield, who offer a wide range of houses to rent in Sheffield, said: "Letting out a property has always been a minefield, not only do landlords need to keep up with the latest legislative changes, in order to stay the right side of the law, but they also need to remain competitive and ensure that they are keeping up with the times in order to avoid void periods.
"DIY and new landlords have always struggled to see that being a landlord is a full time job, which is best handled by a professional for the best possible results, but this new report shows that tenants are expecting more from both their properties and the service that they receive."
The report also found that this generation also demanding high levels of customer service. For 18-34 year olds, time is money and a significant 39% of respondents would expect their digital TV service to be in and running within 48 hours. The vast majority of young people (81%) would expect to have their digital TV service installed within 7 days.
Unsurprisingly, this time-poor generation are also less likely to want to take time off for installing TV/broadband, which was number three on the list of biggest hassles when moving into a new home at a quarter of respondents (26%), and this was followed by broadband installation (33%)
Rick, whose Sheffield based estate and letting agency on Campo Lane, specialises in providing flats to let Sheffield, added: "Getting into the business of 'landlording' is no different than the stock market: It's a marathon, not a sprint Landlords need to be taking their investments seriously to yield the best results, and this means seeking out a professional lettings agent to manage your properties for you."