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What do Tenants Want in a Rental Property?

As a letting agent in Sutton Coldfield, we help people find the perfect property to rent. With an...

As a letting agent in Sutton Coldfield, we help people find the perfect property to rent. With an extensive portfolio of the best flats and houses in the area, we are confident that we can find the right property for each and every one of our clients.

To do our job properly, we need to have an idea of what tenants are looking for in a property. Without this knowledge, it would be impossible to match people with what they are looking for.

We’ve put together a guide to the things that we feel are most important when it comes to choosing a property to rent.


Location is probably the single most important factor when it comes to renting or buying a property. It doesn’t matter that you’re not planning on being there for years (as you would be with buying); location still plays an important part in choosing a house. They want to know that they are moving into a safe area, somewhere in which crime isn’t rife.

People will look at what amenities are nearby, such as shops, restaurants, bars, and transport links.

You’ll find that people are more willing to compromise on other aspects of the house as long as the location is spot on.


Whether choosing a flat or house, most potential tenants will be looking for somewhere that offers them space. This could mean an extra bedroom, or a second living room, or even a garden instead of a yard.

Storage space within the property is always important, people need places to store their stuff without cluttering up the house.

For those looking into renting out their property, it’s definitely worth staging your house in a way that gives the illusion of space if you don’t actually have much.


Parking is often one of the first things that people will look for when it comes to choosing a house to rent. For those who have cars, it’s probably very high up on their list of requirements. Properties with a designated parking spot or garage will definitely get more interest than those that don’t.

As long as there is plenty of parking on the street of the house – potential clients should be happy.


A property that comes with important appliances such as a washing machine, dryer, fridge/freezer, and microwave, are the ones that prove the most popular with renters. This is because buying all this stuff can be expensive, and if they are only planning on staying there for 6 months, it can be frustrating having to transport these between different places.

If a property has any of these included, it will definitely make that property stand out from the competition.


If you’re looking for somewhere to buy or rent in the Sutton Coldfield area – we will be happy to help.

Our team of experts can offer you brilliant customer service and guide you through the process of renting a property.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can give us a call on 0121 321 3388 and a member of our team will be happy to help.

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