Tenants won’t Take Property with Poor Mobile Coverage
By |Published On: 11th December 2012|

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Tenants won’t Take Property with Poor Mobile Coverage

By |Published On: 11th December 2012|

This article is an external press release originally published on the Landlord News website, which has now been migrated to the Just Landlords blog.

Tenants won't Take Property with Poor Mobile Coverage

Tenants won’t Take Property with Poor Mobile Coverage

A reflection of modern times has been encapsulated in a new survey conducted by network testing company Rootmetrics.

The survey, which questioned in excess of 2,000 people, found that 54% would not purchase a property if it had poor mobile phone network signal. This number rose to around 64% in London.[1]

People of 16 years and over were questioned for the report, of which 46% replied that they would not even rent a property with poor mobile reception.[1]

CEO of Rootmetrics, Bill Moore, said: “While there are obviously more important considerations when it comes to weighing the pros and cons of a house move, there’s no doubt that mobile phone coverage is becoming a factor in the decision-making process.”[1]

The report comes as mobile phones continue to replace landlines in a number of homes. Findings from Ofcom suggest that calls from landlines have dropped 10% since 2011. 15% of UK residences are already mobile-only homes.[1]

Interestingly, a study from research group fast.MAP showed that 37% of UK residents would already give up their landlines in favour of becoming mobile-only.[1]

[1] http://www.landlordtoday.co.uk/news_features/Half-of-tenants-would-not-take-property-with-poor-mobile-coverage




About the Author: Em Morley (she/they)

Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources. When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.

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