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Searches for pet-friendly homes more than doubled since lockdown began

Published On: July 16, 2020 at 8:15 am


Categories: Tenant News

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Rental platform Movebubble has seen an increase in home-hunters searching for pet-friendly homes since the start of lockdown.

Searches for homes allowing pets have more than doubled (increasing by 109%).

The platform analysed internal data from over 700,000 users, comparing week 13 (commencing 23rd March) to week 19 (commencing 4th May). In particular there has been a surge of interest from city renters in the north, with searches increasing 140% in Manchester. In comparison, London saw a rise of 106%.

Looking at year-on-year data, searches for pet-friendly homes are up 65% compared to June 2019.

Properties with outdoor space are also more sought after, seeing a 193% rise in interest since mid-March. This could be seen to go hand-in-hand with the requirement to find a place that allows pets.

Aidan Rushby, CEO of Movebubble, commented: “Since lockdown came into effect, people have not only rapidly adapted to Home Walkthrough video viewings – but have shown a real shift in new priorities coming to light in the search for a new home.

“With millions of people now working from home or on extended furlough, many have taken the opportunity to quench long-held aspirations to have a pet to keep them company.

“While today’s forced remote working culture has been an adjustment for lots of Brits, many are looking forward to the possibility of working from home more after the pandemic subsides – suggesting we could see this burgeoning trend continuing. 

“As pet owners ourselves, we know how it can be more challenging to find a home that accepts pets. The good news is things are changing. 

“Earlier in the year, housing secretary Robert Jenrick called on landlords to make it easier for tenants renting a property with pets, so homeowners are being actively encouraged to consider responsible tenants with furry friends.”

TOP 10Top 3 –  SouthTop 3 – North
1.     E14, London (Canary Wharf)
1.     E14, East London, Canary Wharf
1.     M50, Salford Quays
2.     M50, Manchester (Salford Quays)
2.     NW1, London2.     M3, Manchester
3.     NW1, London3.    HA0, Harrow3.    M15, Greater Manchester
4.     HA0, Harrow
5.     HA9, Harrow
6.     E1, London
7.     N19, London
8.     M3, Manchester
9.     UB3, Hayes, Harlington, Hillingdon
10.   E17, London
The postcodes with the most pet-friendly landlords, according to Movebubble

Movebubble puts renters first

Published On: November 6, 2014 at 4:39 pm


Categories: Property News


Leading rental platform Movebubble has introduced substantial changes to its service in order to try and improve the often stressful period of moving house for tenants.

New Features 

Amongst its new changes designed to make the moving proves easier and more efficient for tenants, Movebubble has introduced features such as Renter Profiles and a Viewing Planner. Renter Profiles enable landlords to see ratings and reviews of a tenant from previous housemates or homeowners, which will ultimately be of benefit to prospective suitors. A Viewing Planner gives the tenant a chance to organise a viewing online.


Three months of solid growth has seen Movebubble achieve 20,000 registered users and in excess of 250,000 searches for property have taken place through the site.

CEO of Movebubble Aidan Rusbhy, said that there were exciting times ahead for the business. He said that, ‘renting is one of the last markets to be improved through collaborative technology,’ and that Movebubble are, ‘excited to be leading the way.’[1]

He went on to say, ‘we’ve seen a staggering response from renters since we launched in June. As a renter myself, I know how exciting it is to have a platform designed specifically to make our lives easier. At Summit, we’re rolling out new features that represent a milestone in our mission to reduce the costs, lack of transparency and unfair treatment that over nine million renters face while letting property in the UK. If you rent, sign up to Movebubble and make moving better.’[1]

Movebubble puts renters first

Movebubble puts renters first


As mentioned, renters registered with Movebubble can build a profile that gives them the opportunity to make them look like the ideal tenant. Instead of having to provide references to letting agents, Renter Profiles gives the tenant control over their own information. This can only be shared with the tenants’ chosen potential landlords.

Movebubble renters can also provide references about their landlord or property to pass on to other prospective tenants. A survey by Movebubble of a 1,000 tenants found that around 70% would have preferred landlord references in the past, to avoid them being ripped off by rogues.

CMO of Movebubble Logan Hall says that his landlords prefer to be ahead of the game. Hall said, ‘the more forward thinking and trustworthy landlords see the value in building their online rental brands early and are jumping on-board and building their Movebubble profile.’[1]

Hall went on; ‘ We have seen this across many other industries with the likes of seller ratings on Ebay, Airbnb, Uber and many more.’[1]

Rushby pointed to the success of other industries online and questioned why this would not work in the property market. Mr Rushby stated,’ People are used to booking restaurants, gym classes and gig tickets online, so why not viewings of properties? This is how we want to operate, it’s about time people woke up to this.’[1]