While the demand in the Moscow rental market has not returned to "pre-coronavirus" indicators, according to the materials of the agency "INKOM-Real Estate", received by the editorial office of "Lenta.ru". Last July, the city recorded a 20 percent drop in the number of rental deals (compared to the same month in 2019).
“In August and autumn, we traditionally observe an upturn in the market - an increase in demand due to people coming to work and study, a rise in prices,” say realtors. "This year, a lot will depend on the epidemiological situation: if there is no second wave of restrictions, if the education system and the labor market recover, we can expect tenants to become more active."
If the situation with the spread of COVID-19 worsens, rental rates for apartments in Moscow may noticeably - up to 9 percent - decrease, experts predict.
According to INKOM's calculations, the average rental rates in the old borders of Moscow are currently at the level of 31 thousand rubles per month for one-room apartments, 42 thousand rubles - for two-room apartments, 49 thousand rubles - for three-room apartments.
Earlier, in July, it was reported that about 15 percent of Moscow apartments for rent were simultaneously put up for sale. Cases of housing sales with tenants are recorded more and more often: 10 percent of tenants change their landlord during the term of the lease agreement.