Leeds city centre resident, Claire Kennelly who rents an apartment through Morgans, has won an iPad mini after completing a survey about her priorities when she was searching for the perfect apartment.
Morgans manages Leeds city centre’s largest rental portfolio and recently surveyed hundreds of its tenants to gain a valuable insight into what is important to people when they move into the city centre.
The last 15 years have seen a 14,000 strong community establish itself in Leeds city centre and as the city’s largest residential property firm, we’re always keen to track of how the market is evolving and peoples’ priorities when they are moving into the city centre.
This survey offered a fascinating insight into the market so we were delighted to enter everyone who completed it into a prize draw and present Claire with this iPad.
The survey revealed that approximately half of people living in the city are aged between 26 and 35 and around 40% between 19 and 25. Approximately 60% of city apartments are occupied by two people and of these 73% are couples and 23% are housemates sharing a home. A third of the people surveyed live on their own.
The majority of respondents want to commit to renting an apartment for between six and 12 months even though 49% said they expect to live there for between one and two years with 21% saying they will stay for between two and three years. Three quarters of people said they want a furnished property and the convenience of living in the city centre also means that only half of the tenants surveyed have a car.
When it came to tenant priorities, 44% said a balcony is essential and half of respondents said a central location is key. Plus 56% of people said they would pay extra to live in a building with an on-site gym and almost 90% said a good quality kitchen is important.