Here’s why residential leasing volumes increased in Q2
A total of 23,893 rent transactions were recorded.
Singapore’s private residential units saw a 1.1% increase in rent transactions in the second quarter of 2021.
23,893 units were rented, bringing the total transactions to 47,515 in the first half of 2021—a 13.9% higher lease volume during the same period, year-on-year.
Savills enumerated various reasons for this increase:
- Existing tenants extended their leases whilst waiting for the completion of their new homes. The constructions and renovations have been delayed by the lockdowns.
- The outflow of overseas nationals has been slower than new arrivals.
- Singaporeans who were forced to return home due to the pandemic had to rent because they either did not have a permanent residence in the country or their existing one has an ongoing lease still running.
- Millennials decided to move out of their parent's homes to have a work-from-home-friendly environment.
According to Savills, this quarter’s growth reversed the two-quarter decline in the leasing volume of private residential.