More people are renting homes than ever before in the UK but the decision to rent certainly should not mean compromising on lifestyle factors such as using a water filter.

While renting a home has always been a popular option with people in their early twenties, escalating house prices have made this a reality for more and more people.

But while owning a house gives you the security that fixtures and fittings that you install will remain your property those renting properties are far more reticent - or unable - to make structural alterations.

The surge in renting has been highlighted as a real issue among Millennials - a generation lauded for their health-conscious, eco-friendly approach to life.

The housing forecast is such that this generation may become permanent renters, raising families in accommodation they do not own outright.

It's not just younger people though; plenty of families choose to rent for a variety of reasons.

Then, of course, there are the thousands of young people who will head away from home to start a new life in university halls this September.

Water filters for rented accommodation

With fixed under-counter water filters widely considered to be the most convenient long-term solution for providing filtered drinking water on tap, those renting a home may be deterred by the need to install.

While this is a fantastic choice for home owners there are a number of options that deliver the same high end result but without the need for installation - and the ability to take the water filter with you when you move house.

Doulton Water Filters has designed its counter-top filters with versatility in mind. These filters are designed to sit on the counter-top and connect to the existing cold water tap with a removable diverter valve connection.

This allows the water filter to be easily installed and moved if needed making it perfect for those renting their homes or living in short-term accommodation, such as university halls.

Quality and convenience

This convenience does not come at the cost of quality. The same ceramic filtration candles that provide exceptional levels of filtration are also used in the counter-top filter systems, removing up to 99.99% of common contaminants, including targeting plastic micro-particles down to a size of 0.5 microns.

For people wanting an even more portable method of water filtration, Doulton's stylish gravity-fed stainless steel water filter can be taken with you wherever you choose to go.

If you're worried about the quality of the water you or your family are drinking don't let renting hold you back, choose a top quality drinking water filter that you can move with you.

Daniel Berko