Majority of people believe rising rents are a problem for the country

A majority of respondents in MaltaToday’s latest survey said they believed rents to a be a problem for the country, despite not being a problem they face personally

95% of respondents in MaltaToday's latest survey said they felt that rising rent prices were a problem for the country
95% of respondents in MaltaToday's latest survey said they felt that rising rent prices were a problem for the country

Just over 95% of respondents in MaltaToday’s latest survey said they felt that rising rent prices were a problem for the country. 82.4%, however, said rental prices were not a personal problem.

The results can be easily explained by the fact that the vast majority of the Maltese population owns its own home, and has been relatively unaffected by skyrocketing rental prices.

According to the survey, the age group most likely to feel that rising rental prices are an issue were aged between 18 and 35. Within this age group, 27.5% said rental price increases were a personal problem.

Political allegiance made no difference, with 83.1% of Labour Party voters in the last general election, and 82.9% of Nationalist Party voters all saying they felt unaffected.

The survey also asked people whether they believed that annual rent increases by the private sector should have limits on them, with 61.3% agreeing that this was the way forward.

Read the full survey in MaltaToday’s print or digital editions  

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