Rental prices in the Vrije Sector (unregulated housing sector) are nearing all-time highs again after dropping for the past year, according to the latest quarterly report by housing platform Pararius.
On average rents for new contracts were up 2.5% year on year and rose in all five big Dutch cities – Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Eindhoven and Utrecht.
In Amsterdam, where rents outside the rent-controlled sector fell 7% in the second quarter, the price of a square metre rose by 1.6% to €22.44 – or an average of €1,485 for a 65 square metre flat. Prices rose most – 8% – in Eindhoven, taking a new contract for a 65 square meter flat to €965. In Utrecht rents rose 5%, in The Hague and Rotterdam 2%.