The Dutch housing stock is comprised of 2.5 million regulated and 0.5 million non-regulated rental homes. About 0.7 million homes are owned by private landlords. In total, the rental home market accounts for 40% of the total housing market.
Demand for rental housing is increasing for several reasons:
During the economic crisis, rental prices decreased. But, since 2010, rental prices have gradually recovered to €13.50 per square meter in the second quarter of 2016. Rental prices are higher in cities, although regional difference are limited from an international perspective, especially compared to geographically larger countries with larger regional income differences.
Rental price per square meter in the non-regulated market (Pararius)