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11:29 AM 26th June 2024
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Homebuyers Reveal The Biggest Noise Pollution Put Offs When House Hunting

 
Image by Leonhard Niederwimmer from Pixabay
Image by Leonhard Niederwimmer from Pixabay
The latest market insight from eXp UK, has revealed that bars and clubs, busy roads and industrial sites are the biggest put offs for homebuyers when it comes to noise pollution.

"A bit of peace and quiet is of great importance to homebuyers...

The survey of recent UK homebuyers, commissioned by the company found that peace and quiet is a key factor for the vast majority of homebuyers, with 92% stating it was of importance when searching for the last home.

So much so that 80% of those surveyed were hunting for a home that allowed them to sit outside without being disturbed by any external noise.

35% even went as far as disregarding otherwise suitable homes during the first viewing due to noise pollution.

But what ranks as the most off putting sounds to live within ear’s reach of?

Image by Daniel Nebreda from Pixabay
Image by Daniel Nebreda from Pixabay
A noisy bar or nightclub ranked top as the biggest put off for homebuyers when it comes to noise pollution.

Busy roads placed as the second biggest turn off when it comes to external noise, while industrial sites came in at number three.

Other potential put offs when it comes to noise pollution include train lines, schools or playgrounds, emergency service stations, car garages and parks or swimming pools.

Head of eXp UK, Adam Day, commented:
"A bit of peace and quiet is of great importance to homebuyers, as our homes provide a place where we can relax and unwind after the hectic pace of day to day life.

"So it’s no surprise that noise pollution can act as a significant deterrent to house hunters, particularly if it means they can’t enjoy their outside space without being disturbed.

"While some external noise is inevitable, those looking to sell close to a social outlet, a busy road or an industrial site may struggle to sell more than most and the reality is that a high degree of noise pollution will impact the price your home ultimately commands.”


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