News Article Cushman&Wakefield Poland rental residential survey
by Property Forum | Residential

56% of the respondents are looking for two-bedroom flats, reveals a survey from Cushman & Wakefield carried out by SW Research on a representative sample of the inhabitants of the largest Polish cities.

The survey commissioned by Cushman & Wakefield shows that 18% of the respondents are renting a flat or a house (567 out of 3,078). Two-bedroom flats built to a higher standard and with a balcony, a terrace, a garden or nearby green areas are a clear leader – they are favoured by more than half of the respondents.

What homes are tenants looking for?

Definitely two-bedroom flats. Over 56% of the respondents currently live in such units and a vast majority find them to be the right size for them. 36% think the properties they are renting are too small. Only a handful of the respondents have admitted that they could live in a flat that is too big. Looking for another home to rent, respondents will largely be searching for two or three-bedroom flats: 42% vs 38%. Only 6% would like to live in studio flats.

Most renters of studio flats are under 34 years old. Respondents from this age group are also largely renting three and four-bedroom flats or bigger, which may be indicative of co-living.

The survey questionnaire was prepared on the basis of issues raised by residential market experts of Cushman & Wakefield and the survey was carried out using the CAWI method (Computer-Assisted Web Interview) on the users of the online SW Panel between 19-24 March 2021 and 9-20 April 2021. The sample included 3,078 Polish citizens aged 18+ in six cities (Warsaw, Krakow, Poznań, Łódź, Tricity, and Wrocław). Detailed questions were asked to 1,031 respondents who were renting or planning to rent a home; the demographic profile of the sample is in line with that of renters in large cities.