61 per cent of those polled intend to change their home decor in the next 12 months (iStock)
61 per cent of those polled intend to change their home decor in the next 12 months (iStock)

Renters from Generation Z are the most likely to request their landlord make home improvements, a poll claims.

Nearly half of the 18-to-24-year-old group polled on behalf of online letting agent Mashrooms had asked their landlords to allow them to make home improvements, while 49 also wanted their current homes spruced up.

Some 61 per cent also planned to change their home’s interior decor at some point in the next 12 months.

Generation Z also favours a minimalist home lifestyle, the survey found. Cleaning influencer Mrs Hinch, lifestyle guru Marie Kondo and Netflix home organisers The Home Edit have soared in popularity in recent months.

More than one-third of Gen Z people polled had opted for a modern, tidy look over other styles while 30 per cent were pushing for a study at home.

Thirty two per cent of those polled have landlords who have already paid for renovations to people’s homes this year.

The poll also found that, with a further six months of strict coronavirus restrictions looming over the winter leaving many feeling daunted, new at-home hobbies were also on the increase.

Alongside property favourites such as Location, Location, Location, Selling Sunset or Escape to the Chateau, Generation Z are glued to cooking shows like Great British Bake Off.

In fact, a quarter of those polled tuned into the Channel 4 baking programme more than any other show. And Bake Off  has encouraged nearly 50 per cent to take a greater interest in cooking this year – more than any other age group.

As well as wanting organised homes, 38 per cent of the younger generation want a bigger garden and 21 per cent a vegetable patch.

Generation Z are also planning to keep themselves busy with reading, watching TV and unlike other age groups, 19 per cent of them plan to learn a new language.  

But the study of 2,000 adults, including 260 from Generation Z, found the younger generation seems to be the only age group looking forward to weekends of zoom quizzes, with 37 per cent saying they will do them again.

Stephan Dobrovolskiy, CEO of Mashroom, said: “This is an anxious time for all of us and as we are faced with a long winter lockdown, we all need to do what we can to get through the tough times ahead and offer each other the support that we need.

“It’s fascinating to see Generation Z have rejected the hoarding issues of previous generations but instead embraced an organised, modern home.

“Both tenants and landlords are feeling the strain, uncertainty of what’s to come is quickly changing many tenants’ views on moving and are undermining future plans, whilst many landlords are struggling to come to terms with the rapidly changing market.”

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