In July 2015 Bees Nees City Realty conducted a survey of tenants living in Brisbane’s inner city, asking them to tell us how they chose their rental home.
The surveyed tenants mostly live in apartments in our city’s inner suburbs so the findings below should be read in that context. We’ve been doing these surveys since the year 2000 and now do them every two years, so we’re also able to watch the trends. This 2015 study received 505 responses so this is likely to be one of the largest surveys of this type ever carried out in Brisbane, and it gives landlords a better insight into buying and improving their investment properties.
Tenants were asked to rate 21 features of a rental home. They were reminded that each would cost them more in rent, so the survey responses are a collective ‘shopping list’ – the items they’d like to have as their budget affords. They were asked to rate them as “essential”, “good to have” or “not important” and the weighted results are shown in the graph below.