A recent survey shows that 42 per cent of tenants regard the eco-friendliness of a property as key when choosing whether or not to rent it as a home. This figure jumps to 50% amongst those looking to rent in London.
The survey also highlights a correlation between rent paid and the importance of a building’s green credentials. On average, those who pay more rent per month are also more likely to consider a building’s environmental credentials important, with 63 per cent of survey respondents saying they pay between £1,351 and £1,600 per month. This compares with only 37 per cent of those paying £350 pcm or less.
Along with the building’s environmental impact, green spaces were also an important consideration for many tenants. Nearly a third (32 per cent) were interested in a communal garden and 30 per cent were willing to pay more for an allotment.