Rent increase dwellings; type of rental

Rent increase dwellings; type of rental

Type of rental Periods Rent increase including harmonisation (%) Rent increase excluding harmonisation (%)
Total 2017 1.6 1.2
Total 2018 2.3 1.8
Total 2019 2.5 2.1
Total 2020 2.9 2.4
Liberalised rental 2017 2.3 1.7
Liberalised rental 2018 3.1 2.0
Liberalised rental 2019 3.3 2.6
Liberalised rental 2020 3.0 2.1
Total; regulated 2017 1.4 1.0
Total; regulated 2018 2.1 1.8
Total; regulated 2019 2.3 2.0
Total; regulated 2020 2.8 2.4
Social landlords; regulated 2017 1.1 0.6
Social landlords; regulated 2018 1.7 1.4
Social landlords; regulated 2019 2.0 1.7
Social landlords; regulated 2020 2.7 2.3
Other landlords; regulated 2017 2.5 2.3
Other landlords; regulated 2018 3.3 2.9
Other landlords; regulated 2019 3.3 3.0
Other landlords; regulated 2020 3.4 3.0
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table includes figures on the average increase of rent paid for dwellings (including and excluding rent harmonisation) of regulated dwellings (broken down by type of landlord) and liberalised dwellings.

Data available from: 2015

Status of the figures:
The provisional figures are published in August and relate to the rent increase as implemented in July. The figures become definitive upon publication in September. Disparities between provisional and definitive figures are caused by new source material.

Changes as of 22 April 2021:
Figures for 'Total: regulated' have been added for the period 2015 to 2019.

Changes as of 15 December 2020:
The topic ‘Total; regulated’ has been added to the table, with data of 2020. The labels and the underlying codes of the classification (Type of rental) used in this table have been modified. These are now in line with the standard codes set by Statistics Netherlands.

When will new figures be published?
Provisional figures of 2021 will be published in August 2021.

Description topics

Rent increase including harmonisation
The average rent increase for dwellings including rent harmonisation.

When a dwelling changes tenancy, the rent increase may exceed the maximum increase valid for that year. This is called rent harmonisation. This increase has no connection with the annual rent increase per 1 July and can be applied at any moment in time. However, the rent after harmonisation may not exceed the maximum rent based on the Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations' Rent Point System.
Rent increase excluding harmonisation
The average rent increase for dwellings excluding rent harmonisation.

When a dwelling changes tenancy, the rent increase may exceed the maximum increase valid for that year. This is called rent harmonisation. This increase has no connection with the annual rent increase per 1 July and can be applied at any moment in time. However, the rent after harmonisation may not exceed the maximum rent based on the Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations' Rent Point System.