Capital tenants are very mobile and, according to statistics, move much more often than the standard long-term lease agreement suggests, which is usually concluded for at least a year. According to a survey of owners who rent out real estate, half of the tenants left their apartments without living even a year (51%). Another 38% of tenants did not change their apartment from one to three years. Only 11% of tenants have been living in rented housing for more than three years.

Thus, renting out real estate and forgetting about finding a tenant for at least a year will be possible only in half of the cases. Despite the fact that income is considered passive, one has to actively participate in the development of such a business - the rentier is required to regularly visit the city or have a representative for renting out an apartment.

Not a reason, but a reason

Change of tenant in most cases (42%) does not become an argument for changing the rental rate. In a quarter of cases (26%) renters use a change of tenant to increase the rate.

On the contrary, 18% of rentiers reduce the rate after the termination of the contract with the previous tenant. This trend was especially evident in the spring of 2020, when, due to the lockdown, many lost their usual level of income and left their rented housing.

In the absence of demand, average rental rates during self-isolation in Moscow sank by 10%. It was possible to rent a one-room apartment in the capital for an average of 35 thousand rubles a month against 38.9 thousand rubles at the beginning of 2020.

Rent under the hood of the state

In 7 out of 10 cases, tenants break the lease

A third of the total number of tenants terminate the contract before its expiration (32%). Approximately the same number (36%) of tenants behave in a disciplined manner and refuse to further renew the contract after its expiration date. Thus, in 68% of cases, the tenants themselves become the initiators of leaving the rented apartment.

However, in 16% of cases, rentiers ask tenants with their belongings to go out. And in 2%, the most severe sanctions are applied - eviction, including with the involvement of the police and the court. After the expiration of the old agreement, 4% of the owners refuse to renew the agreement.

"They do not care about housing" and "many complaints" - what are the landlords unhappy with

A third of tenants leave apartments not of their own free will, but on the initiative of the owners. For those who do not plan to get into this number, Cyan has compiled a rating of the most common reasons for breaking the contract. True, leaders have very subjective criteria. So, in 30% of cases, the rentiers who evicted the tenants felt that they "did not care about the property." And 20% of rentiers terminated the contract because the tenant had too many claims to housing.

In third place (15%) among the reasons for terminating the lease agreement is eviction due to the presence of debt.

The most "harmless" reasons are the sale of an apartment and an increase in the rental rate, as well as the owner's intention to make repairs in the apartment.

What are the chances of the tenant getting the deposit back?

Traditionally, the size of the deposit as a kind of insurance for the owner is equal to one monthly payment, which must be returned in the absence of claims. But in fact, only 58% of residents receive the deposit back in full. Another 19% - partially. In 15% of cases, a deposit was not initially required, and 8% of residents are left without a deposit at all.

The main arguments for refusing to give a deposit to a tenant are debt for rent and housing and communal services, damage to property, theft or loss of things. Less often, the reason is the sudden departure of tenants without warning the owners at the agreed time.