Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Pan India Rental Demand Increased 29% YoY, Supply Declined 12.6% YoY; Magicbricks Rental Index Report Q3, 2022

* Pan-India average rents increased 5.2% QoQ; Bengaluru (7.3%), Mumbai (6.6%), Greater Noida (6.3%) and Hyderabad (5.2%) observed maximum increase

* While pan India rental demand decreased 3.9% QoQ, cities such as Greater Noida (37%), Noida (12.7%) and Gurugram (8.5%) witnessed QoQ growth

The Pan India rental housing availability declined 9.8% QoQ. Chennai, Hyderabad and Delhi witnessed the least QoQ fall of 1.9%, 4.8% and 5.2% respectively

Magicbricks Rental Index for Q3, 2022 reveals that the aggregate demand (searches) increased 29% YoY, while the cumulative availability (listings) declined 9.8% YoY. The report further observed that pan India, average rents increased 5.2% QoQ while aggregate demand (3.9%) and cumulative availability (9.8%) QoQ reduced across the 13 Indian cities mapped.

Source Magicbricks Research

Elaborating on the trends, Sudhir Pai, CEO, Magicbricks shared, “The Indian rental housing market recovered steadily during the first quarter of 2022, which was complemented by growth in the second quarter fueled by the gradual reopening of offices and educational institutions, and workforce returning to these cities. Hence in Q3, the rental demand declined marginally and available inventory reduced, thus stabilizing the rental housing market relative to the peak quarter of Q2’ 2022. With the effects of pandemic now waning, we can expect this normal cycle to persist henceforth.”

The report concludes that the availability of rental units are being affected by delay in delivery of under construction units and most available units are being bought as residences not investments.

Macro trends spotted from Magicbricks’ India Rental Housing Update Q3, 2022

Pan-India rental demand (searches) across the 13 cities declined 3.9% QoQ but increased 29% YoY.  Demand in Greater Noida (37%), Noida (12.7%) and Gurugram (8.5%) registered QoQ growth

Cumulative availability (listings) declined 9.8% QoQ. Supply in Chennai (1.9%), Hyderabad (4.8%) and Delhi (5.2%) witnessed least decline QoQ

Pan- India rents increased 5.2% QoQ, with Bengaluru (7.3%), Mumbai (6.6%), Greater Noida (6.3%), and Hyderabad (5.2%) observing maximum growth QoQ

Market-specific takeaways from Magicbricks’ Rental Housing Update Q3, 2022:

1. Bengaluru’s average rents increased 7.3% QoQ while demand (7.8%) and supply (12.6%) declined QoQ. There was a preference for semi-furnished 2 BHKs, constituting 52% of the total demand and 55% of the total supply.

2. In Chennai, 40% of tenants were interested in units within 500 – 1,000 sf. The average rent increased 2% QoQ, while demand for rental units declined 5.6% QoQ and there was a marginal dip of 1.9% QoQ in supply

3. Delhi's average rent increased 3.1% QoQ, demand registered a marginal decline of 2.6% QoQ, and the supply reduced 5.2% QoQ. The residential market was dominated by 2 BHKs and 3BHKs with an aggregate demand and supply share of 75%.

4. Average rent in Mumbai increased 6.6% QoQ while demand (5.1%) and supply (11.8%) declined QoQ. Tenants preferred smaller units (500-1,000 sf) which constituted 52% of demand and 44% of supply

5. In Noida, average rent increased 4.7% QoQ while aggregate demand increased 12.7% QoQ and supply reduced by 18.9% QoQ. Greater Noida witnessed an increase of 6.3% QoQ in average rent while residential demand increased 37% QoQ while the supply declined 14.7% QoQ with.

6. Average rent in Gurugram increased 5.2% QoQ, demand increased 8.5% QoQ while supply declined 13% QoQ. Homebuyers preferred medium-sized apartments, with demand for 3BHKs constituting 41%.

7. Average rent in Ahmedabad increased 2.3% QoQ with a decline of 8.9% QoQ in demand and 9.5% QoQ decline in supply of rental units. 2BHK and 3BHK units continue to hold a majority share in the market with a demand of 43% each.

8. Kolkata’s rental market was driven by demand for unfurnished properties (50%), indicating a preference for longer tenancies. Average rent in the city increased 1.9% QoQ while the rental demand declined 6.9% QoQ and the supply reduced by 7% QoQ.

9. Demand for rental properties in Hyderabad declined 5.4% QoQ while supply declined 4.8% QoQ. The 2BHK and 3BHK units continue to hold a majority share in the market with a demand of 45% and 43% respectively.

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