The Dutch rental market
For the Dutch housing market the RentalCal project will focus on the interaction between the ongoing rental market reform (a reduction of the share of regulated social housing) and energetic refurbishment of the existing housing stock.
The Dutch rental housing stock is rather old (75% has been built pre-1980), and dominated by social housing (over 80% is social housing). The Dutch government is keen on reforming the housing market, and transfer some of the existing social housing stock to the non-regulated sections. At the same time, this unique dominance of social housing, which is governed by around 400 local social housing associations, offers large scales of economies to trigger energetic refurbishments.
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