There has been a sharp rise in vegans and vegetarians in this country in recent years, with more people than ever before choosing to enjoy a plant-based life.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, many vegetarian and vegans prefer to live with other non-meat eaters, with a growing number of people actively choosing vegetarian-friendly households.
According to a recent survey undertaken by Fasthomes.org, 67% of respondents said they had problems finding a vegetarian-friendly home, giving reasons such as a lack of properties available (51%) and other tenants not respecting the foods they can’t eat (35%).
Consequently, the online housing agents investigated the rental market for individuals who are vegetarian and perhaps looking for a property or room that accommodates their dietary requirements by extracting figures data from Spareroom.co.uk at the start of last month, to assess just how many properties available to rent per London borough and the 20 most populated towns and cities in the UK are ‘vegetarian friendly’.
The study found that in London, Harrow (55 properties advertised) has the highest number of vegetarian friendly households to rent, while outside of the capital, Manchester (31 properties advertised) is far and away the best city outside London to live in if you want to rent a vegetarian-friendly home.
Birmingham and Bristol are next, with 20 properties advertised.
The boroughs in London to advertise the highest number of vegetarian friendly households to rent were:
Harrow (55), Waltham Forest (26), Newham (19), Hackney (18) and Redbridge (14).
The London boroughs with just one property listed to rent as vegetarian only were:
Bexley, Havering, Islington, Tower Hamlets and Wandsworth.
Simultaneously, the top 20 cities and towns outside of London that have the highest number of properties or rooms to rent that are veggie friendly were:
Manchester (31), Birmingham (20), Bristol (20), Glasgow (20) and Reading (17).
The towns and cities analysed that have just a single property/room to rent that is classified as ‘vegetarian friendly’ were:
Birkenhead, Newport, Bradford and Belfast.