The resultant shortage has given Bengaluru’s landlords the upper hand. They are, according to Bloomberg, seeking LinkedIn profiles and résumés of prospective tenants, besides even Zoom interviews.

“Ramyakh Jain...found a two-bedroom rental home for 50,000 rupees ($600) per month in February. It’s one-and-a-half times the rent and only half the size of the apartment he had in New Delhi’s Gurgaon district previously. It took him weeks of scouring the market with the help of as many as 25 estate agents. Even so, he considers it an accomplishment,” Bloomberg reported.

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