According To Experts, A Local Nando's Is A Deal-Breaker For Potential Homebuyers

In Milton Keynes, at least

What do you look for when shopping around for a house?

Good schools? Great transport links? A better job that might actually allow you the hope of affording a house in the first place?

Well, according to The Independent, a lot of potential homebuyers have a very different requirement – sauce-slathered chicken.

Neil Briggs, Director of Inspired Estate Agents in Milton Keynes, spoke of the eccentric trend: "We are often questioned on whether or not there is a Nando's restaurant nearby when we take potential buyers around to view houses, possibly due to the majority of restaurants being family-friendly and popular with all age groups."

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Jonathan Daines, CEO of lettingaproperty.com, added: "On occasions, we have tenants asking if we have properties with all sorts of amenities and sights nearby, from those wanting to be close to National Trust properties, to those wanting to be in the thick of it and close to major shopping centres and family orientated restaurants such as Nando's – it can be that specific."

To be fair, a long, harrowing three-buses-and-a-train morning commute would be made far more palatable with a whole chicken to gnaw on. Finally, the country's getting its priorities in order.