Friday 18 October 2019

Private sector rents continue to rise, shortage of housing intensifies


Rents for new tenancy agreements outside the rent-controlled sector rose 6.2% in the third quarter of this year, according to the latest quarterly research by housing platform Pararius.

There is now ‘a large direct shortage of rental homes’ for people earning between €35,000 and €50,000 in the big four cities and surrounding areas, Pararius director Jasper de Groot said. ‘That is forcing up prices.’

In Amsterdam, the rise was tempered and rents remain below €22 per square metre, which is still up 4% on a year ago. The Dutch capital remains by far the most expensive place to rent a home, followed by Amstelveen, Wassenaar, Haarlem and Utrecht, the Pararius research shows. has been free for 13 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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