52,000 flats in residential buildings are empty
About 52,000 flats out of a total 371,000 flats in 13,353 residential buildings are empty, reports AlRai daily. The daily quoting a recent study conducted by Kuwait Real Estate Association reported that about 14 percent of the flats in investment residential buildings are empty.
Real estate experts expect this phenomenon to increase in the coming summer season particularly by the end of June 2018 when the school year will come to an end.
They indicated that a number of expatriates are planning to leave Kuwait, and some of them have already informed the owners of their buildings about their intention to leave.
The report added that a huge number of expatriates, due to the increase in medical fees, electricity charges as well as prices of different commodities and services, are planning to send their families home in order to limit the expenses.