Maximum rent increase free sector 2024

From Jan. 1, 2024, rents for homes in the free sector may be increased by a maximum of 5.5 percent. What does that mean for you?

Tenants in the free sector will typically experience the annual rent increase based on the effective date of their lease. The permitted rent increase of 5.5 percent applies from Jan. 01, 2024 to May 01, 2024. On May 01, 2024, the law governing the cap expires. Minister de Jonge is working on a proposal to extend this law.




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Starting January 1, 2024, rents for free sector housing may be increased by a maximum of 5.5 percent. This increase consists of inflation of 4.5 percent plus an additional 1 percentage point. The allowable rent increase applies to different types of housing in the free sector, such as self-contained houses, studios, and apartments. The maximum increase percentage also applies to houseboat moorings.

In the free sector, the maximum rent increase is determined by the lowest percentage of wage growth or inflation. Landlords may add 1 percent to this lowest percentage. The inflation rate (CPI) from December 2022 to December 2023 was 4.5 percent, while the CLA wage trend during the same period was 5.8 percent. Therefore, the lower inflation rate will be used in 2024.