Themed meeting about vacancy, flexible leases, rental rights, anti-squat, solutions and pitfalls
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time: 8 pm
Location: Slachthuisstraat 67, (former school building 't Anker), Zaandam
Everyone welcome, Free entry
The housing market has been quite locked up for years, especially in the Randstad. While (affordable) housing is scarce, there is at the same time vacancy. It is a challenge to better match the available space and the demand for housing. This can partly be done by repurposing buildings and making temporary occupancy possible.
The central question during this meeting is whether there are conceivable alternatives for the management of vacant buildings that meet the needs of corporations and municipalities as well as the rights of home seekers and tenants. In addition, other topics are discussed, such as tenancy rights of temporary residents, the deployment of vacancy managers, the role of the corporations, the municipality and property owners.
Representatives of the Bond Precaire Woonvorm, the Woonbond and ROSA will put forward their points of view and ideas, after which there will be ample opportunity to start a conversation.
For more information about this theme meeting, please contact ROSA: info(at)rosa-zaanstad.nl.
Information related to the theme:
– The Research Editors published on 24 September in De Groene Amsterdammer (number 39) an extensive article about the vacancy industry.
– EenVandaag also devoted an item to it on 1 October.
– ROSA published several notes.
About the participants:
Bond Precaire Woonvormen
The Bond Precaire Woonvorm was founded to demand the housing rights of anti-squat residents and those of other 'flex residents'. De Bond Precaire Woonvorm is the specialist in the field of unpredictable housing and actively informs and advises on the risky aspects of anti-squat and other precarious forms of housing. The Bond also offers legal back-up, both in terms of content, morality and financially, for flex residents who want to stand up for their rights.
The Nederlandse Woonbond is the national interest group for tenants and home seekers. De Woonbond stands for affordable rents, good housing in liveable, safe neighborhoods and strong tenant organizations. The Woonbond helps tenants with problems.
ROSA is a Zaandam political association that works on green, fair and creative solutions for Zaanstad. ROSA was founded in 1995 and currently has three seats in the Zaan city council. ROSA is active within and outside the council. In addition to the city council, ROSA puts forward its ideas during actions and debates and through notes and research reports.
For more information about the theme meeting, see on the website of ROSA.