The demand for rented housing will in the coming years increase by 75,000 units, says a report sent by Interior Minister Liesbeth Spies to parliament.
Two years ago, demand was expected to drop by 45,000 units. The report says the economic crisis is the main reason why the demand for rented housing is growing. The report also suggests that the demand for commercial rented housing in the free sector will grow, while social housing will decrease in volume.
People living in cities or regions with scant rented housing and people who are renting in the free sector should expect rents to increase beyond thee inflation rate. Last month an inquiry by the Dutch Housing Federation also warned that in the coming years the rents of new leases will rise by an average 13 percent.
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