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Sanjay Kumar SinghKarthik Jerome New Delhi
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Rental rates in prime areas of the country’s seven largest cities have surged between 10 per cent and 24 per cent between the first quarter of calendar year 2022 and the same period of 2023, according to a recent report by ANAROCK Research. The steepest uptick was witnessed in Bengaluru’s neighbourhoods. Analysts predict this fast-paced increase may persist in the near term.
Widening demand-supply gap
Rental rates have shot up across cities over the past year because demand is up, while the availability of houses, especially in housing societies situated in the proximity of commercial districts, and those having high-end features and amenities, is limited. “With most offices now calling their employees back to work, at least under the hybrid model, there has been a spurt in rental demand in the past several months,” says Prashant Thakur, senior director & head-research, Anarock Group. Educational institu

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First Published: Apr 21 2023 | 8:45 PM IST

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