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.