Huurwoning

Rental home news week 9

Housing protest against vacancy

About a thousand people demonstrated in Amsterdam on Sunday for a better housing policy. The activists held a ‘march against vacancy’ from Dam Square via Kalverstraat to Waterlooplein.

The participants of the second, Amsterdam Residential Protest were agitating against the vacancy in Dutch shopping streets. There, thousands of empty dwellings are hidden above shops. The entrances to these upper dwellings have been sacrificed for the wide shop windows of well-known retail chains and other entrepreneurs. Read full article in dutch…

Renovation high on agenda in 2023

Renovation and sustainability are high on the agenda in 2023. In Huurpeil 1, a dossier on the characteristics of a good renovation project, lessons from tenants’ organisations and the (dis)satisfaction of residents after renovation.

Housing corporations have pledged to accelerate the sustainability of 675,000 homes. Commercial landlords must also get to work because homes with the three lowest energy labels will not be allowed to be rented out from 2030. In the Huurpeil dossier, integral housing quality and residents’ participation in renovation and sustainability emerge as underachievers. Missed opportunities when it comes to researchers and residents.

The participants of the second, Amsterdam Residential Protest were agitating against the vacancy in Dutch shopping streets. There, thousands of empty dwellings are hidden above shops. The entrances to these upper dwellings have been sacrificed for the wide shop windows of well-known retail chains and other entrepreneurs. Read full article in dutch…

Woonbond responds to complaining pawnbrokers

With an opinion article in newspaper Trouw, the Woonbond responded to complaining pawnbrokers on Monday. The crackdown on far too high rents is badly needed and should not be watered down under pressure from these property owners who fear lower returns, argued Woonbond director Zeno Winkels. Read full article in dutch…

Landlords who overcharge could be fined by new law

To help more middle-income people in the city get affordable rental housing, Minister De Jonge today brought out his bill with new point counts for rental housing. That proposal states that landlords who overcharge for a property could be fined €20,000.

These are plans, which have already been announced, to get more affordable rental housing through a new point system. As with the construction of housing, De Jonge wants to return more control to the government when calculating rents. Read full article in dutch…