Brits rate bedrooms as their top priority when looking for a new property, a study shows.
Homeowners and renters say the number of them is their main concern — and how big they are the fourth.
Garden size comes second in the poll, with off-street parking in third.
A spacious living room rates higher than a modern kitchen, and local shops are a bigger priority than storage space, the poll reveals.
More than two thirds would be put off by slow wi-fi, with two in five deciding against a property after finding out the area had poor broadband.
A third want to be close to a train station and a corner shop. Other important factors include proximity to the pub, number of loos and local traffic levels.
Age of the roof and the flooring also make the top 30.
Charles Davies, boss at broadband provider Hyperoptic which commissioned the poll of 2,000 Brits, said: “The results show an interesting change in home-movers’ preferences.
“Brits rely on the internet for everything from entertainment to working.
“It’s interesting it is on the same list of priorities as parking and garden sizes.”
Top 20 priorities
- Number of bedrooms
- Garden size
- Off street parking
- Size of the bedrooms
- Spacious living room
- Local shops
- Nearest school
- A garage
- Storage space
- Double glazing
- The amount of decorating which needs doing
- Safety record of the area
- Amount of traffic on the street
- A modern kitchen
- Nearest bus stops
- Where the sun hits the garden
- Separate dining room and kitchen space
- Energy efficiency of the property
- Number of toilets
- Cracks in the walls