Are you looking for happy tenants? Then it might be wise to look for your next property investment in Harrogate.
The north Yorkshire town has been named the happiest place to live in Great Britain for the third consecutive year.
In Rightmove’s annual Happy at Home Index, residents are asked to rate their local area on 12 categories, which are combined to create a happiness score for 130 locations around the country.
The study found that locals in Harrogate feel safe, proud of their home and happy with the town’s general upkeep. This is good news for landlords, as it is believed that those happy in their homes are more likely to look after them.
Shrewsbury came out in second place and Ipswich followed.
In Scotland, Inverness is the happiest place, Llandrindod Wells is the best in Wales and those living in Richmond are the happiest Londoners.
The property portal’s Miles Shipside comments: “To come top of our Happy at Home Index three years in a row is no mean feat and we’ll be expecting a spike in people having a look on Rightmove to see what they might be able to afford to buy or rent in the Harrogate area.”
However, he warns: “Anyone who is thinking of making a move there should bear in mind that property asking prices are higher than the national average, so perhaps it’s well worth a look at the below national average places of Shrewsbury and Ipswich that make it into second and third place.”
Take a look at the complete index for ideas on where to buy next: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/viz/happy-at-home/