Research: Housing shortage remains high until 2030

The shortage of housing in the Netherlands will lead to a shortage of 263,000 houses in the coming years. Also until 2030 a large housing shortage has to be taken into account, according to Capital Value and ABF Research reporting in a report on Monday.


The shortage of housing in the Netherlands will lead to a shortage of 263,000 houses in the coming years. Also until 2030 a large housing shortage has to be taken into account, according to Capital Value and ABF Research reporting in a report on Monday.

A year earlier it was assumed that at the peak there will be a maximum of 235,000 homes.

The fact that the deficits have increased rather than decreased is partly due to the growth in the number of households and problems in the construction sector. This has to do with increased costs and too little staff and material.

In order to reduce the deficit, 100,000 to 200,000 homes would have to be added in the coming years than previously thought.

There are too few houses available especially for the elderly and starters. The number of households aged 75 and older will increase sharply until 2030. It is an increase of more than 373,000 households. Moreover, the number of households with a mobility limit will grow by 115,000 over the next five years.

Young households mainly found in large cities

The number of young households (up to 29 years) will rise by 7,800 in the coming years. These households are mainly found in the G5, which consists of Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Eindhoven. Especially young households with a high income find it difficult to find an independent home in those cities.

Corporations should realize more rental housing, but at the same time have been commissioned to make the housing stock more sustainable. That is also a big cost item.

"Many corporations indicate that the lack of suitable locations and the rising building costs are a problem to build up enough, particularly in urban areas," says Kees van Harten, director of Capital Value.

Rental housing principal investment category

Rental homes have become the most important asset class in the Dutch property market in 2018 with a share of 39%. In total, investors invested 8.5 billion euros in rental properties last year.

Dutch pension funds are the largest investors in the construction of new rental properties. International investors are also finding the Dutch rental housing market increasingly better.

REF: https://www.nu.nl/economie/5735781/onderzoek-woningtekort-blijft-nog-tot-2030-groot.html

Similar news: