An online poll by Tel Aviv Municipality found 40% of respondents faced rent increases in the past year.
A new survey conducted by Mazeh 9 the Tel Aviv Municipality’s Center for Young Adults found more than a third of renters in Israel require assistance from their parents to make their monthly rent payments, a third of renters are forced to relocate because of rent increases, and 85% of renters said they have been unable to sign a long-term contract with a landlord.
The survey queried 1,080 online respondents during January. The respondents were overwhelmingly from Tel Aviv (62%), with 9% living in Jerusalem, 8% living in Beersheva, while the rest of the sample came from across the country, including Ramat Gan, Haifa, Rehovot, Petah Tikva, Givatayim, and Holon.
The survey did not present a representative sample of the population but provided a glance at developments in the rental market which is not regulated by any authority.
According to the survey, 36% of renters noted they cannot afford their rent and relied on parental assistance to make their monthly payments; 31% of respondents said they were forced to move apartments due to a rent increase; and 35% of those surveyed said their landlord did not properly maintain the property and reported the landlord asked them to pay for repairs that fall under the property owner’s responsibility.