Tenants 'looking for more than the basics'

Posted: 08 Sep 2008 11:05:17 GMT

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Tenants 'looking for more than the basics'

Landlords need to create the right look if they wish to target the best tenants, it has been explained.

According to Ideal Home magazine, high-earners looking to rent want more than just basically furnished, drably decorated accommodation.

Isabel McKenzie-Price, editorial director of the magazine, explained that renters will not invest into property that they do not own, so the responsibility lies with landlords.

"The best tenants are looking for more than white emulsion and basic beige carpet, and an interior designer can add just the right lifestyle touches to entice them to part with a top rent," she said.

"Landlords with a number of properties to let can call in the professionals to create the right look for their target tenants – it's a smart move if you want to target high-earning young professionals."

Meanwhile, the Daily Telegraph reports that demand for green accommodation - both in the rented and housing sectors - remains strong.

Despite this, the newspaper revealed that very few energy efficient homes are being built, even though the government pledged that all new homes will be carbon neutral by 2016.

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