‘Rental prices in the free sector have fallen for fourth consecutive quarter’
The price of rental housing in the free sector fell in the second quarter of 2021. On average, tenants paid 2 percent less per square meter compared to a year ago. That will be revealed on Wednesday figures from housing platform Pararius. It is the fourth quarter in a row that prices have fallen.
New tenants paid an average of 16.37 euros per square meter in the second quarter. Prices have fallen most in Amsterdam, where tenants pay an average of 6.8 percent less than last year. The prices in the capital are still the highest in the Netherlands: tenants pay 21.53 euros per square meter. Rents in Utrecht remained the same. Prices also fell in Eindhoven, The Hague, Amstelveen and Breda.
The fact that rents have fallen in major cities can be attributed, among other things, to the absence of expats as a result of the corona crisis, says Pararius. This has had an effect on the rental supply and prices in the short term. Landlords lowered prices in order to attract a wider target group and prevent vacancy. The expat market now seems to be getting going: there is increasing interest from abroad in the rental properties on the housing platform.
There are also medium-sized cities where rents rose: in Lelystad by 12.5 percent (14.26 euros) in Almere by 7.9 percent (14.55 euros). Pararius sees that medium-sized cities just outside the Randstad are increasingly popular. The rents are lower there and the connections with major cities such as Utrecht and Amsterdam are good.
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In this blog keeps NRC the latest news about the corona crisis at home and abroad. These were the main developments of Tuesday 13 July:
- The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday strongly criticized countries that order extra doses of corona vaccines to administer them as a third shot, while in other countries there are still far from enough vaccines to be able to vaccinate everyone. Mike Ryan, head of the WHO crisis program, says they are “condemning hundreds of millions of people to not be protected” from the virus.
- It reproduction number of the coronavirus has risen to 2.17 (with a margin of 2.07 to 2.27), meaning that each infected person infects more than two others on average. The reproduction number for only the Delta variant of the virus is slightly higher at 2.52 (2.37 to 2.67).
- Side Effects Center Lareb investigates reports of a new, serious side effect of the corona vaccines from pharmaceutical companies AstraZeneca and Janssen. This concerns eleven reports after a shot with AstraZeneca and two after Janssen.
- Last week at the RIVM a total of 51,957 positive corona tests were registered. This means that the number of corona infections in the period from 7 to 13 July has increased sixfold compared to the week before. The numbers have not risen so quickly since the start of the corona crisis. This is evident from the weekly figures of the institute on Tuesday.
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