New research from Zoopla suggests that parking sits firmly at the top of requirements for renters – but with pet-friendly facilities a growing expectation.
The portal analysed search data from its keyword property search tool to reveal the most sought-after features of a rental home.
Parking was consistently ranked as the most frequently searched feature of rental homes across all regions of Great Britain except the North East of England, Scotland and Wales where ‘garage’ and ‘furnished’ took the top spots.
The search term ‘garage’ was ranked as the second most searched property term.
Rental homes that allow pets are also in high demand with the search term ‘pets’ featuring in the top three most searched property features in every region across Britain.
The search term has grown in popularity in the last year, jumping from fifth place to third in the national rankings and appearing for the first time in the top 10 most searched rental property terms by Londoners.