3% RENTAL LEVELS. AVERAGE VACANCY IN DECREASE
The high demand of young couples (over 40% of the market) and workers on the move, pushes the rent rates upwards of more than 3% in the last year, bringing them close and slightly lower than those of ten years ago, before the "big crisis" of the brick: average monthly prices are 5.8% lower than the values of 2009 (641 euro).
The increase in demand is favored by an increasingly liquid society, where young cohabiting couples increase, as well as divorces and separations. Work mobility is increasingly distinguishing our country, with medium to long-term transfers to major cities. At the same time, the resumption of sales and the shifting of part of the housing supply to the short-term market are causing a reduction in the availability of properties for leasing, pushing up the fees.
The black year was 2014, when average monthly prices hit the minimum of 545 euros, 15% less than in 2009. From here began a slow recovery which accelerated in 2017 (586 euros, + 4.1% compared to the previous year) and this year (604 euros, + 3.1%).
The highest increases in rents were in Bologna (+ 10.9%) and Milan (+ 10.2%), but the other large cities also recorded growth rates above average: Rome (+ 7.7%), Venice (+ 6.1%), Florence (+ 5.1%) and Turin (+ 4%).
After the double-digit increases of last year, this year the fees go down instead Genoa (-8.4%) Bari (-6.9%), and Cagliari (-3.8%). In 2018 rental prices also decreased in Trieste (-5.4%), while they are in line with the values of last year Naples (-0.3%) and Perugia.
Milan, with an average of 1,161 euros per month for furnished houses, is the most expensive capital of Italy, with prices over 25% higher than Rome (925 euros) and almost 58% compared to Florence (736 euros). EUR). The rents are also high in Venice (726 euros), Bologna (722 euros) and Trento (701 euros), but become more accessible in Naples (651 euros) and Cagliari (606 euros). Catanzaro (379 euro), Perugia (417 euro) and Potenza (426 euro) also remain the cheapest capitals this year.
The average time needed to rent has gone according to Solo Affitti from 2.1 months in 2017 to 1.9 months this year, with shorter times in the city center (1.6 months) than in the suburbs (2.4 months). In some capitals, as in Cagliari (24 days), Milan and Bologna (27 days) to get to the signing of the contract is less than 30 days. Longer times are required on average in Naples (3.8 months), Bari (3.5 months) and Perugia (3.3 months).
The agreed fee covers 70% of contracts, divided into 3 + 2 contracts (35.8%), those for out-of-campus university students (13.9%) and transitional university students (18.5%). The possibility for the lessor to access the flat rate coupon at 10% (instead of 21%) and the 25% discount on the IMU is to foster the success of the agreed rent contract. The tenant shall deduct from the taxable income a greater share of the rent paid.