Shiplake Properties

June 22, 2016 09:30 ET

Second-Rate Rentals Ruin Canadian Romances

Canadians are turned off by their other half's living standards

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 22, 2016) - Second-rate rental apartments are ruining Canadian romances according to a recent nationwide survey conducted for Shiplake Properties. The survey's findings reveal just how seriously Canadians take their home comforts; with a startling number of respondents claiming their partner's substandard rental apartment affects their shut-eye, laundry habits, and even libido.

Key Findings of the Survey:

Canadians are full of distaste for their partner's pads:

  • 25.6% of respondents are repulsed by their partner's outdated amenities, with over half of those complaints directed specifically at the bathroom
  • 38.9% of high-income earners ($150,000+) are creeped out by their partner's neighbours
  • Men are more than twice as likely to complain about excessive noise through the walls at 9.4% compared to just 4.6% of women

Canadians believe a new apartment is the best aphrodisiac:

  • 51.5% of mature respondents aged 45-64 said they would definitely be more attracted to their partner if they upgraded their pad
  • 46.9% of suburbanites think a new apartment would spice up their relationship compared to 26.2% of their urban counterparts
  • Surprisingly, Canadian men are more likely to be wooed by a new apartment - 37.4% claim it certainly wouldn't be a turn-off compared to 31.5% of women

Ontario lovers are higher maintenance than those in British Columbia:

  • BC respondents are more accepting of their partner's rental conditions - 43.2% claim they just want their partner to be happy compared with 29.5% in Ontario
  • 38.1% of Ontario respondents claim their relationship is seriously affected by the state of their partner's rental compared with 26.1% of BC respondents

Lowly rental apartments cause domestic disputes:

  • 40.6% of middle-aged Canadians (35-54) claim they're overdue for a serious discussion about their partner's rental condition
  • 59.6% of men believe they're in agreement with their partner on the state of their rental compared to 48.2% of women
  • 51.8% of women claim their partner is oblivious to their distaste compared to 40.4% of men

Lovers loathe their partner's laundry facilities:

  • 18.1% of respondents are irked by the mouldy, dark basement and never-ending stairs
  • 27.4% of middle-aged respondents (aged 35-54) struggle to find quarters for the machines
  • 11.1% of high-income earners claim people steal their clothing

"People underestimate the importance of personal living spaces, when in reality they have a huge impact on our day-to-day lives," said Hank Latner, President of Shiplake Properties Limited. "If Canadians are unhappy with their partner's living situation and it's negatively affecting their relationship, it's probably time to have a serious conversation together and start looking at potential solutions."

In an effort to rescue Torontonians suffering with the second-rate apartment standards of their significant others, Shiplake Properties is now booking appointments to view their latest development, Balliol Park, located in midtown Toronto. Featuring exceptional amenities and dedicated to a lifestyle of wellness, art, culture and community, Balliol Park is designed to set a new standard for rental living in Toronto.

About the Survey:

The Google survey polled more than 1000 respondents across the general population of Canada on the Google Consumer Surveys publisher network. The online survey was conducted on May 20, 2016.

About Shiplake Properties:

Shiplake Properties specializes in creating premiere real estate, with a proud vision to bringing new life into Toronto's most iconic neighbourhoods. With resources in land acquisition, development and construction management, Shiplake Properties maintains a diverse portfolio that includes multifamily apartments, retirement residences, commercial and retail properties, and casinos.

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