These 10 cities in the UK have been named as the most judgemental about property

Monday, 6th January 2020, 2:46 pm
Updated Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 8:54 am
You may be a house proud homeowner, someone that loves a clean and tidy abode or person that doesn’t tend to compare your own home with that of others (Photo: Shutterstock)
You may be a house proud homeowner, someone that loves a clean and tidy abode or person that doesn’t tend to compare your own home with that of others (Photo: Shutterstock)

You may be a house proud homeowner, someone that loves a clean and tidy abode or person that doesn’t tend to compare your own home with that of others.

But there are some that do judge on the tidiness, cleanliness and even the price of your home - with some cities being more critical than others.

UK’s most judgemental residents

Sanctuary Bathrooms surveyed 2,000 people from the UK in order to find out what aspects of people’s home others would judge them on, if people have snooped around, and if anyone has googled the price tag.

They revealed which cities in the UK are most judgemental when it comes to our homes.

These are the UK cities that are most judgemental about other people’s homes:

1. London

Over one-in-five Londoners judge people on the appearance of their home, with over 30 per cent saying that a house can be ‘too clean’.

Over half (55 per cent) admitted to googling the price, and nearly one-in-five said they have looked up the price of the house of the person they’re dating.

2. Cardiff

The Welsh capital came closely behind London, with a huge 91per cent saying they would judge someone for how their home looked, and 64 per cent having an opinion regarding the smell.

3. Glasgow

Glasgow came out as Scotland’s most judgmental city, with over four-in-five having an opinion on someone based on the look of their home, and 64 per cent judging its contents.

The biggest peeves when it came to the interior were pet hair (29 per cent), dirty dishes (32 per cent), and 16 per cent have also looked in someone’s bathroom cabinets.

=4. Leeds

There was a tie for fourth place, with Leeds ranking highly across all the factors that cover judging someone’s home.

35 per cent said that they would judge someone on how organised their home is, with 31 per cent also being judgemental about how a house is decorated.

However, locals to Leeds are also self-conscious when it comes to where they live, with 50 per cent saying that they’re worried about people’s opinion on their home, and 33 per cent hiding items to avoid being judged.

=4. Edinburgh

Edinburgh came joint fourth with Leeds, with the Scottish capital being one of the most judgmental cities when it comes to the appearance and contents of a home.

81 per cent said that a dirty or untidy house would make them think less of someone, with 52 per cent expressing that the kitchen area is the most important to keep clean.

A further 26 per cent also said that they would judge someone for living in a cheap neighbourhood, with 24 per cent of people saying the same if the house itself looked cheap.

There are some that do judge on the tidiness, cleanliness and even the price of your home - with some cities being more critical than others (Photo: Shutterstock)

6. Birmingham

The city of Birmingham is the second most notorious for snooping in the UK, with over a third having taken a look around someone’s house.

Popular snooping spots were the fridge (18 per cent), kitchen cupboards (14 per cent) and bathroom cabinets (14 per cent).

=7. Sheffield

Sheffield is one of the most judgemental towns when it comes to the contents of our homes.

Over one-in-ten (11 per cent) said that someone’s choice of tea was enough to judge them on, and 14 per cent also said that they would judge someone on their collection of DVDs, CDs or books.

=7. Bristol

Joint on average position with Sheffield is the bustling city of Bristol. Over a quarter (26 per cent) admitted to researching the price of a neighbour’s home, and one-in-ten (11 per cent) people also said that they’re guilty of snooping in someone’s wardrobe.

9. Newcastle

It was found that 61 per cent judge people on the smell of their home, 32 per cent judge on décor and 23 per cent also said that their opinion would be influenced by the choice of furniture.

Alongside this, over a third (35 per cent) of people from Newcastle said that they would judge someone for the neighbourhood that they lived in.

10. Norwich

Norwich is the third most judgemental when it comes to the appearance of someone’s home. 54 per cent said they would think less of someone if they had an untidy kitchen, with 37 per cent saying the same for dirty dishes.

The kitchen cupboards were the place most people had gone snooping.

This article was originally published on our sister site, Edinburgh Evening News.