Changes in the Structure of the Apartments Rental Segment in Poland During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Arkadiusz J. Derkacz, Artur Gajda
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXV, Special Issue 3, 156-166, 2022
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/3027


Purpose: The main purpose of the paper is to indicate the structure of a rented apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic in a group of 6 largest cities in Poland. The question was furthermore raised: has there been a change match supply and demand in the rental segment during this period? Design/Methodology/Approach: The research used one of the statistical method. This made it possible to research developing the apartments structure in the rental segment regarding the analysis of the structural series. Findings: The research presented shows that the sanitary and epidemiological restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the structure of rental apartment. During this period, the degree of matching of supply and demand in the rental segment in Poland also changed. Practical implications: Research has shown that the structure of a rented apartments is also affected by factors related to the global COVID-19 pandemic. This broadens the catalogue of factors determining change in this area. It is possible to continue this research in other Polish cities to provide a comprehensive picture of the changes in the structure of rented apartments. Originality/ value: This research question complements real estate research by analysing the structure of the apartments stock in the rental segment during the COVID-19 pandemic. These researches are in line with the development trend of research on the rental segment, which in the literature to date, often remains on the margins of economic research.

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