Revealed! Indonesian People Prefer Treaded Houses Than Apartments, Here’s The Reason

JAKARTA – Indonesians prefer to buy landed house compared to apartments. There are two main reasons people prefer to buy a landed house,

The two main reasons include the first more value for the same price as buying a landed house and the second reason is the dislike of living in high-rise buildings.

“The pandemic condition may contribute to suppressing interest in apartments, at least in the near term,” said Home.com Country Manager Marine Novita in her research, Jakarta, Friday (22/4/2022).

During the pandemic, the Government and the business world issued a policy of working from home (WFH) and studying from home which affected this phenomenon.

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This is revealed in the Consumer Sentiment Survey H1 2022 report. This report reveals that among respondents who are considering buying a residence within the next year, as many as 98 percent choose landed housing, and only 2 percent make apartments as their main choice.

In addition to the two main reasons above, several other reasons for not choosing apartments in order based on popularity are as follows (respondents can choose more than one reason):

– Landed houses get more space (39%)

– Do not want to live in a tall building (37%)

– Cannot be expanded when the need increases (27%)

– Worried about ownership status (23%)

– Bound monthly fee (21%)

– Don’t want to live in a crowded environment (17%)

– Lack of privacy (10%)

This survey is based on 1031 respondents from all over Indonesia, which will take place from July to December 2021.


Marine said that 39 percent of survey respondents stated that at the same price, landed houses provide more space than apartments. For those who are married and have children, the trend is even higher, reaching 56 percent of respondents stating that reason.

Living in tall buildings such as apartments does offer a wider view. However, 37 percent of survey respondents stated that their dislike of living in high-rise buildings is the reason for not considering buying an apartment.

“When living in an apartment, residents must accept that the available space is quite limited. They do not have the opportunity to expand the room in the future, as is the case in landed houses known as growing houses. This problem was stated by 27 percent of respondents. Even so, renovating a house to add more space cannot be considered easy because you have to consider the design, costs, and permits,” explained Marine.

As many as 23 percent of survey respondents do not consider buying an apartment on the grounds that they do not feel there is certainty about the status of the apartment they are going to buy.

To note, the ownership status of apartments or flats is currently regulated through Government Regulation (PP) Number 18 of 2021 concerning Land Management Rights (HPL), Land Rights (HAT), Flats Units and Land Registration issued as a follow-up to the Law. job creation law.

This regulation covers the strengthening of HPL, adjustment of HAT, HPL/HAT for land and basement spaces, apartment units, acceleration of land registration and land administration control, use of electronic documents, change of rights and completion of evidence of old rights.

Marine concludes that ownership rights and management rights are not simple matters. Therefore, education and socialization from the government are needed regarding this new rule, accompanied by supervision in the field to provide a sense of security for housing seekers to see apartments as an attractive option.

Marine also highlighted that some respondents (21 percent) had a high perception of monthly costs in the form of Environmental Maintenance Fees (IPL). This concern needs to be answered with transparent determination of IPL size and participatory management.

“Making apartments an attractive choice for house seekers is homework for the entire property industry and government. The reluctance and concerns of home seekers must be answered with certainty, security, and the right choice of products. Given the limitations of urban land, this task is increasingly urgent for all stakeholders,” said Marine.

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