The aim of any landlord is to attract good tenants for the long-term, and quickly. Especially now when the local property market is hot hot hot – not only from local tenants seeking something bigger, but London buyers who are flocking to the countryside and needing to rent temporarily because they cannot find anything to purchase at the moment.

As all types of tenants re-evaluate their lives following Covid-19, we have listed the key features they are looking for now…

Outdoor space

The lockdowns have forced people to embrace outdoor space. Whether a balcony, terrace, patio or garden, these features are at the top of the list for today’s tenant – especially if they are a family. Properties close to green spaces such as a park or green are also very attractive.

Somewhere to work

The ‘work from home concept’ appears to be here to stay, whether a few days in the week or full time. Properties that can offer a separate study or a room that has enough space for a desk area are highly sought after.

Good internet speeds and mobile networks

With more people socialising and working at home, fast internet is make or break for tenants, as is a reliable mobile phone connection. Luckily, Chichester has excellent internet speeds, with 4g phone signal in most of the area.

Peace and privacy

Tenants are looking for peace and privacy far more than they were before. The appeal is that people want to escape their hectic everyday lives, as well as crowds. The joy of Chichester is that although it’s urban, tenants can still enjoy peace and privacy on the outskirts, yet still have quick access into the city itself.


Tenants are looking for a much better lifestyle, especially those who have moved from town to country. They are willing to pay more for a great neighbourhood, plus quick access to the sailing waters round here, restaurants, country walks and so on.

A good quality home

Homes which are in excellent condition will attract the most interest, therefore it’s important to address elements such as repairs, painting, cleanliness and carpets when trying to attract tenants. This has always been true, but it appears to be even more important now.


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Properties with these qualities are certainly attracting a lot of interest and attracting a premium at the moment, so it’s vital they are highlighted in your property’s description on brochures, portals and your letting agent’s website, as well as through professional photographs and on viewings. Do get in touch with a member of the team at Hancock & Partners to hear how we would promote all of the amazing qualities of your buy to let portfolio to prospective tenants – we’d love to hear from you.