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Surging Rental Rates in Türkiye: A Comprehensive 2024 Update


Wednesday 17 April 2024

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In a significant economic shift, rental rates across Türkiye have surged by 56% over the past year, marking a steep increase that impacts both residential and commercial tenants.

Residential Rental Caps and Their Impact

While the long-term residential rental segment is somewhat regulated, with increases capped at 25% annually, commercial properties are not subject to these limitations. This discrepancy has led to a notable variation in how different sectors are experiencing rental market dynamics.

Statistical Insights into the Rental Boom

Data from the Turkish Statistical Institute reveals that, considering the Consumer Price Index (CPI) over the last 12 months, the rental increase in February was 4.53% compared to the previous month, 11.54% compared to December 2023, and an astounding 67.07% compared to February 2023.

From the end of March 2023 to February 2024, rental prices have risen by approximately 55.91%. This means that a hypothetical monthly rent of 1000 TL in March 2023 would have escalated to 1591 TL by March 2024.

Adapting to High Rental Costs

The sharp increase in rental rates, especially in metropolitan areas like Istanbul, has led many tenants, particularly those renting workspaces, to adapt creatively. Some have opted to convert a room within their workplace into a living space to avoid paying double for both a commercial workspace and a residential apartment. This trend is a direct response to the high rental rates, which are particularly steep in Istanbul, Türkiye’s largest city known for its exorbitant rental costs.

The Social Housing Alternative

Despite these challenges, there is a glimmer of hope with planned social housing projects. However, not everyone qualifies for these accommodations, which places additional pressure on those struggling with high rents.

Implications for Investors and Renters

This escalating rental trend offers a mixed bag of implications. Investors might see this as an opportunity to capitalize on high returns from rental properties, especially in high-demand areas. Renters, however, face increased financial pressure, making affordability a growing concern.

BARNES Türkiye, with its extensive experience and international presence in real estate, offers expert guidance for navigating the complexities of the rental market in Türkiye. Whether you're looking to invest in rental properties or find a sustainable living solution, BARNES Türkiye provides strategic insights and tailored services to meet diverse real estate needs.

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