The imminent introduction of the new Dutch housing valuation system (WWS) is a major concern. On 27 February 2023, the Affordable Rent Act entered internet consultation. This bill aims at regulating the mid-rent segment and making the WWS mandatory. The introduction of the new WWS is scheduled for 2024 and will apply to all homes up to and including 186 so-called WWS points.
In addition to raising the point limit to 186 points, the WWS is also being modernized. The valuation of the energy label will be adjusted to further stimulate the sustainability of rented homes, the valuation of outdoor space will be refined and the WOZ value will count heavier in the determination of the rent in the mid-rent segment.
All changes affect the WWS points of rental properties that are liberalized in the current situation as well as rental properties that are regulated in the current situation. The Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK) has developed a tool to provide insight into the effect of the changes per rental property. With this tool the expected new WWS points can be calculated.
However, the WWS tool has been developed for calculating the impact on the WWS points for one home and is not suitable for analysis of residential portfolios at once. This makes it difficult for (large-scale) investors to quickly and easily gain insight into the impact of the impending changes.
At Matrixian, we specialize in processing large-scale housing market data and we can support these investors in the automated calculation of the impact of the changes on the residential portfolio. In addition, with our advanced machine learning models we can also support, among other things, in determining vacant values, rental values, WOZ values and monitoring value development.
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