What people expect from city centre accommodation

What people expect from city centre accommodation

What people expect from city centre accommodation

City centre accommodation is a real must-have for lots of professional people in search of their next new home to rent.

When people are searching the rental market for properties, there are a few factors that make a property desirable.

This time, we have put together our top five selling points that people expect from city centre accommodation.


1. Convenience

The number 1 selling point for anyone looking for city-centre accommodation, whether that’s on a short-term or long-term basis is convenience. In all honesty, the word ‘convenience’ could refer to a huge number of factors.

 ‘Convenience’ could mean convenience for the tenant to get to and from work, or convenience in terms of getting to the supermarket or main centre for bars and restaurants.

Anywhere that is convenient for your rental property, like the city centre, needs to be highlighted as a big USP for your property when you put it on the market. This is why people are rapidly returning to city-centre living.


2. Transport Links

Of course, there are people living in cities that still need to drive to, or for work, in which case having parking is a huge advantage for your property.

However, as we all know people living in cities tend to require easily accessible transport links to get them around the city.

People living in cities are generally dependent on public transport for not just commuting, but also for their leisure time. If your property is close to a main bus line, the train station or an underground station then you should be shouting this from the rooftop… if you have one.

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3. Character

Character doesn’t have to solely refer to the build of your property, it could also refer to the area in which your property sits.

Places like Clifton and Montpelier in Bristol are extremely characterful and attract a huge number of people interested in becoming tenants there. The character of the building itself is also a draw.

Admittedly, people who live in cities often spend more time outside their homes, than inside, but people still want to live in an attractive space.


4. Excellent Entertainment and Energy

City centre living also means that people find having entertainment and an exciting energy a huge attraction. As such, if your property is near the hub of the city’s nightlife centre, you should be singing its praises.

Of course, there will be people who are put off by this feature and want a quiet life, but we find that most people looking to live in a city centre want a great atmosphere on their doorstep.


5. Good Safety and Security

The other advantage to city centre living is often the security of the premises. A lot of city centre-located rental accommodation is protected by state-of-the-art security systems.

They often benefit from having locks on all doors and windows, a burglar alarm, double glazing, outside security lighting, smoke alarms and a carbon monoxide detector.

This is because competition for rental properties can often be high in city centres. One way to make your rental property stand out is to equip it with the latest security features.

To find out more about how we can make your Cambridge property work for you on the rental market, get in touch with CheckedInn today.