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Increase in rental prices free sector

In the first couple of months in 2019, the rental prices in the free sector have gone up further. These numbers were published by rental platform Pararius. The price per square meter went up with an average of 4,9 percent in the first quarter of 2019; tenants pay now an average of €16,33 per month per square meter. In the smaller areas around the big cities, the rental prices have gone up even harder. The increase was higher in places like Haarlem, Schiedam and Almere than in Amsterdam and Rotterdam itself. Pararius indicates that the growth of the population is high in the smaller areas, but the building of new houses stays behind. This is an explanation for the increase in rental prices in the free sector.

Source: Pararius

30 april 2019 Read more
6 percent of houses rented out by individuals in 2018

In 2018, individual landlords owned over 475.000 houses together, destined for rent. This is 6 percent of the total housing amount, according to the Central bureau of statistics (CBS). The total housing supply amounted to approximately 8 million houses, of which 42 percent were rental houses. The majority of these was owned by corporations, but the other 31 percent was in hands of individual owners, companies and investors.

Most individual landlords are active in the Randstad (Amsterdam, Utrecht, Den Haag, Rotterdam). Here, a quarter of the houses rented out by individuals takes place. Also in Groningen the amount of houses rented out by individuals is high. Individual renting can also mean renting out a house temporarily via a platform such as Airbnb. Most individual landlords have 1 house destined for renting out, but there is a small group (4 percent) that rents out 5 or even more houses.

Source: Vastgoedactueel

 

08 april 2019 Read more
123Wonen grows further: opening of new Dordrecht office

After being awarded the biggest real estate rental agency of the Netherlands last year, we can now proudly say that we have found a qualitative expansion for our new office 123Wonen Dordrecht. Earlier, the region Dordrecht was being serviced by our office in Rotterdam, but local presence combined with national success is the power of 123Wonen so we can service our customers in an optimal way. 

Franchise-enterpreneur Jolien Heelan opens her 123Wonen office at the Visserdijk Beneden 44 in Dordrecht. She will help investors with investment objects on the high level you are accustomed to at 123Wonen. For management of existing properties and aquiring new investment objects she will be your guide. Jolien has over 10 years of experience as a realtor in rental objects and managment by running a succesfull office in Australia. 

123Wonen has now achieved national coverage, as the only real estate rental agency. Only region Zeeland is being serviced suboptimally by Bergen op Zoom at the moment, so in the region Zeeland there is still a spot open for a franchise enterpreneur. When you are interested, please e-mail to franchise@123wonen.nl.

01 maart 2019 Read more
The parliament wants more attention for tenants in the middle segment

The parliament wants family households with low medium incomes, who currently earn too much for social housing, receive a chance for this anyway. For the one person households it will be more difficult to receive social housing with these new rules. The plans of the parliament consist of the plan to let the income norm for social housing (38.000 for all households) depend on the composition of a household. This way, people who together earn more than the norm still get the chance to live in social housing. According to minister Kajsa Ollongren this is to create more attention for the middle segment in renting.

In these plans, one person households are reduced in their chance to receive social housing. According to the Woonbond and Corporation Aedes this is a worrysome development. It is exactly this group that finds theirselve in trouble with finding a house. The parliament wants that not more Dutch citizens apply for social housing, but less. The policy should be based on actual succes rates. Besides this, the parliament organises a so called 'Emergency button' for the middle rent sector in all communities with high increases in price in the free sector. This way the parliament can determine a maximum price for a house. This rule only applies for houses that are new to rent. 

Source: AD

28 februari 2019 Read more
ACM finally acts against wrongful rental agents

The authority Consumer & Market (ACM) finally acts against wrongful mediation costs that rental agents charge tenants with. Tenants have a vulnerable position, and rental agents abuse this position by charging wrongful costs.

Expatrentals Holland has had multiple contact moments with the ACM to act against these unfair practices. 

Research by the ACM shows that 70% of all rental agents still charge wrongful costs to tenants. The rule is that agents do not charge costs when doing commisioned work for the owner. This means that costs under the label of administration, contract or signing costs are also not allowed. 

There have been actions before against the wrongful mediation costs, but still a lot of rental agents have not changed their behavior. Consumers are encouraged by the ACM to report wrongful costs to the Consuwijzer. Here, they can receive advice about their rights as consumer and find information and sample letters to do right by them. The signals of consumers are an import source of information for the ACM, now also in the battle against wrongful mediation costs. The acts against these malpractices will be continued over the next months. 

Source: Authority Consumer & Market

13 februari 2019 Read more

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