october 2022 dataloft quealy renters search

Quealy & Co, one of the best estate agents in North Kent, have discovered that ‘Bills included’ is the most popular search term for renters seeking to find a new place to call home. Renters are keen to have certainty on their monthly outgoings as the cost-of-living squeeze continues.

While in 6th position in 2021, ‘bills included’ has now overtaken those prioritising pet-friendly properties or those looking for outside space, either a balcony or garden.

A survey of over 12,000 renters by HomeLet and Dataloft found nearly half of renters currently use or are interested in buying a utilities package from their letting agent, a far higher proportion than those using or interested in contents insurance or a tech package.

The Government has confirmed energy prices will be capped for households until April 2023, which could bring inflation back down below the government’s target sooner than expected.

Free advice for Kent landlords

If you need marketing advice as a landlord in Kent, get in touch with the Lettings and Property Management team at Quealy & Co in Sittingbourne, by giving us a call on 01795 429836 or email hello@quealy.co.uk. We can advise you on how to achieve the best possible price for your rental property, while helping you to maintain compliance and keep your tenants comfortable.

Source: Dataloft, Rightmove, 2022, based on Keyword Sort, August 2022


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