Oliver Knight, Knight Frank Research, said:
“The need for fast broadband can be a stumbling block for some buyers, especially those moving from urban areas to more rural ones, with broadband speeds and availability changing significantly across the UK.
The proportion of respondents who said they would research an area’s internet connectivity, or ask an estate agent about broadband, rose to 47% if the preferred location for a new property was in the countryside.”
In the end only 21% of respondents agreed that the Internet would have “no bearing on my purchasing decision.”
What attributes are important when buying a property?
67% Privacy & Security
67% Garden or access to land
61% Superfast broadband connection / good mobile coverage
41% Period features
38% Good energy efficiency rating
36% Secure parking
34% Ready to move in condition
14% Health, gym and spa facilities
11% 24-hour concierge