The non-regulated rental market is quite small, but demand for non-regulated rental housing has increased substantially in recent years. This increase is expected to continue in the future.
In the non-regulated market rent-setting is free, there is no maximum rent. Rents may be increased each year and the maximum rent increase is generally agreed on in the rental contract. It is generally accepted that homes with a rent between €710-€1.000 are part of the mid-priced rental sector. A landlord cannot unconditionally cancel a rental agreement. In this case, the legal position of tenants in the non-regulated market is the same as in the social housing sector.
The government is reforming the rental market in order to increase the diversity of the rental stock. The government aims to improve the allocation of regulated homes to lower-income households and increase the supply of non-regulated rental homes for middle incomes. Private investors can play an important role in fulfilling these goals.