Renting in Poland. Individual landlords - contracts and tenants.

In 2017-2018, approx. 40% of sell on the primary residential market was buy-to-let transactions. How does the housing stock look like? Who are the tenants?

January 09, 2019

Over 70% of all premises owned by rental property investors are studios and 1-bedroom flats. Over 50% of the rented units are not larger than 40 sq. m. No wonder the typical tenants on the rental market are singles and childless couples. Interestingly, owners of larger units are more inclined to rent individual rooms in their properties rather than entire premises to families with children or single parents, suggests the latest REAS report entitled “Renting in Poland. Individual landlords – contracts and tenants.

The residential rental market in Poland is more active than it would seem from officially published statistical data. This is caused amongst others by considerable fragmentation, low institutionalization and the fact that many landlords fail to officially document their rental activities. To shed some more light on this matter, JLL residential experts (nee REAS) in cooperation with the Polish Residential Landlords’ Association “Mieszkanicznik” conducted a survey among the owners of rental apartments. It consisted of 20 questions and dealt mainly with the issue of rental agreements signed with tenants.

We also encourage you to familiarise yourself with the first edition of the report: “Renting in Poland. Individual landlords - owners and their resources.”  The main subject of the first round of the survey was the structure of the rental housing stock and the profile of the landlords.

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