LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Only one in ten tenants happy with their property's condition

Only one in ten tenants happy with their property's condition

Fewer than one in ten tenants are completely happy with their property, while 32% end a tenancy early because of its condition.

Poor-quality kitchens and bathrooms are the biggest issue for tenants, while three-quarters of tenants say that water and energy efficiency is very important.

Décor and quality of fittings could be a deal-breaker for one in three tenants, while old and badly maintained kitchens and bathrooms would put 46% off taking a property.

The findings emerge in a survey of the private rented market by the National Landlords Association and Methven, a shower firm, which questioned 1,000 tenants.

The survey also found that location remains the most important factor in whether a tenant takes a property, while communal areas are the least important.