Traditionally, many renters have often sought properties with good local amenities close by in an area that falls within the catchment area of a top school, is located near good transport links, and ideally has low crime rates, but now it appears that access to Deliveroo also now helps make a place desirable to live.
According to fresh research, 79% of Brits believe that good food delivery options are a high priority when choosing a new home.
The trend of downloading food delivery apps during property viewings is especially important to millennials with almost 75% of 16-29 year-olds surveyed regretting not looking at their food delivery options when viewing a property, with more than half - 55% - of people saying they would make sure they do so next time.
Interestingly the rise of food delivery has left 35% of Brits thinking that kitchens will shrink because of better takeaway options.
Laura Howard, Zoopla Spokesperson, said: “It’s only natural that home design evolves to reflect our changing needs. In recent years for example, open-plan kitchen/living areas have taken the place of dining rooms as lifestyles have become more informal.
“With the rapid growth in food delivery apps, it could be the case that meal preparation space becomes a less integral element of the kitchen/living area with increased room for families and friends to relax and socialise together. It all remains to be seen.”
Deliveroo provides a delivery service as well as marketing and order taking, allowing it to provide food from restaurants that do not normally offer a delivery service.
On average people in the UK spend £46 a month on takeaways (£50 for 16-to-29 year-olds) with those living in Birmingham being the biggest spenders (£51) twice as much as the lowest spending city Belfast (£25).
Joe Groves at Deliveroo said: “A good takeaway goes hand-in-hand with move-in day, we know our customers depend on Deliveroo for that first meal using packaging boxes as table, we weren’t shocked to hear that food delivery is becoming increasingly important for British house hunters.”