Bahrain’s apartment rental market will continue to be under pressure in the short term, property experts Cluttons.

“Due to a supply-demand imbalance, we believe rental rates for all stock will be under pressure in the short term as landlords seek to generate a return on their assets which have also suffered declines in capital values,” Afshan Shah, of the firm’s Bahrain Strategic Consultancy team said.

Some areas in Bahrain, namely the Seef/Sanabis and Juffair, have seen rents increase as tenants move into new apartment blocks, but this has driven prices down elsewhere, Shah said.