Mobile coverage is most important thing for young home buyers


26 per cent of people over age of 55 also rank mobile signal strength as most important factor

Almost half of ‘young’ home buyers class a good mobile phone signal as the most important factor when looking for a new property.

45 per cent of 18-35 year olds placed mobile ahead of crime (21 per cent), transport links (18 per cent) and schools (17 per cent), according to a Rootmetrics survey of 2,000 UK residents.

Overall, respondents to the study ranked mobile phone coverage as the most important consideration with a mean score of 7.5 out of ten, followed by council tax band (6.8) and hospitals (6.4).

The signal testing firm also claims that 49 per cent of people said they would reconsider buying or renting a home if they knew coverage was going to be poor, while 69 per cent said they had considered changing service provider due to signal strength.

“With so many people reliant on their smart phone devices for work, social media and keeping in contact with friends and family, it is no surprise it is the top factor in young people’s wish list,” said Residential Lettings Agents managing director David Cox.