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Video to remain a key part of viewing - claim

A new survey of tenants’ sentiment suggests that 54 per cent of renters feel confident to view a property with appropriate Coronavirus safety measures.

However 32 per cent still feel wary and said they’d only feel comfortable to move if they absolutely had to.

The survey is be the SpareRoom website.


Like many services across the rental sector SpareRoom claims a huge increase in the use of video adverts. 

Since lockdown began it has seen six times the normal volume of video uploads.

“From our data it’s clear that people are embracing virtual methods to continue searching for properties safely. We’d encourageas many people as possible to upload a video to their ads, especially if it includes the people living in the property” says director Matt Hutchinson.

“Video is a great way for potential flatmates to find out more about each other and work out whether they click before needing to meet in person. We may well see video remaining a natural part of the way people find rooms and flatmates way beyond the end of social distancing.”

  • Roger  Mellie

    Lettings viewings will never be the same again. 3D tours and zoom calls are going to take over from an immersive physical viewing. This is the way of things now.


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