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Government intervenes on rental housing market

The Dutch government intervenes on the rental housing market. The rental prices will become less dependent on the WOZ-value and skewed renters will pay more rent in the future. With these regulations, the government wants to even the housing market. The problems on the housing market are one of the biggest issues of this policital year.

In the calculation of the maximum rental price, the WOZ-value of a house will only account for 33 per cent. Now, this is often the reason for big rental price increases. Skewers will pay a lot more rent. This is a group that can afford a more expensive house, but choose to stay and live in social housing. This group will pay yearly an increase in rent of 50 to 100 euros, with a maximum om 720 euros. This way, the flow on the rental market is promoted.

Source: Business Insider

01 oktober 2019 Read more
123Wonen Groningen finishes realisation of 5 new appartments

In september, 123Wonen Groningen will realise 4 new appartments on the Noorderbinnensingel in Groningen. 123Wonen will facilitate the renting of this project, named 'Het Grashuis'. The appartments are 50 m2 and have a common roof terrace. A penthouse will also be realised, this appartment will be ready in 2020. All appartments are energy efficient and are perfectly located at the noorderplantsoen in Groningen. 

For more information about this project you can contact our office in Groningen. 

22 augustus 2019 Read more
More houses in use as rental properties

According to the CBS, in 2017 almost a 100.000 houses which were not owned by a housing corporation were in use as rental properties. These used to be houses meant for sale. Rental properties which are not in the hands of a housing corporation have a private person, company or investor as owner. The CBS notes that the biggest movements on the housing market are mutations from houses meant for sale to rental properties. 

The amount of houses that are used as rental properties has grown enormously in the last few years. In 2014 this concerned over 62.000 houses, in 2017 the amount has grown to almost 100.000.

Source: CBS

09 juli 2019 Read more
Investing in property: 3 tips

Do you want to buy a property as a private investor? Then you want to make the right purchase to have the best investment. This article gives you 3 tips to make sure you can judge your property purchase as good as possible. 

Tip 1: Check the documents of the Home owners association

It is important to ask for the documents of the Home owners association as soon as possible when you buy an appartment. You can check whether this association is healthy or if there is large maintenance to be done. This is important in the calculation of your efficiency. Also check whether the Association fee is paid by all members and how much money there is in the spare fund. This is all information from the financial documents that can be valuable to you. Also read the most recent minutes and the internal rules to see if any conditions apply.

Tip 2: Approve the equipment

Check what equipment is present in the property. What is the year of construction and when was the last maintenance? Knowing this beforehand can save you a lot of unexpected costst. 

Tip 3: Check whether there are lease contracts

Often, a lease contract is closed for the equipment in the house. As investor, you have the choice to take over this lease or not. If you don't, you are responsible for the new equipment. Do you want to take over the contract? Then make sure your customer number is known by your tenants and your property investor in case of malfunction.

Source: Vastgoedjournaal

29 mei 2019 Read more
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

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