The Workgroup Tenants of the PvdA raises the alarm within the party now the House of Representatives faction dIgnoring the motion of last January's party congress, which calls for the current rent protection to be maintained.
In January 2015, the PvdA congress passed a motion, which calls on the House of Representatives faction to maintain the current rent protection. This means: not to cooperate with the flexibilization of renting through the Temporary Rent Act. And stop the plans to rent out office homes without rent protection (Motion Van der Linde/Monasch).
For young people in particular, the Temporary Rent Act means that, in addition to job insecurity, they will also have to deal with hopeless housing insecurity. Tenants will benefit more if the legislator commits to providing sufficient housing, as prescribed by the Constitution.
The landlord levy is no more a core task of housing associations than the purchase of a steamboat or the construction of a road. It is better to convert the landlord levy into an investment obligation, so that the housing shortage will finally come to an end.
Vastgoedbelang considers the plan for office homes without rent protection as a good start. The sector organization of private landlords is in favor of full liberalization of the rental housing market. The Working Group Tenants of the PvdA speaks of the beginning of the end of the social rented sector.
The Working Group Tenants of the PvdA hopes by raising the alarm within the party to achieve that the House of Representatives party will still implement the rent protection motion.
The Working Group Tenants of the PvdA was founded in June 2012 and aims to make the interests of tenants clearly reflected in the party positions. The working group opposes the government's neoliberal public housing agenda.
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The BPW supports the Tenants Working Group in the PVDA to call its party leadership to order now. “It is shocking that a party that dares to call itself social democratic is now taking the ax to rent protection. It symbolizes the party leadership that has completely alienated itself from its tenant base. Stop the breakdown of our rent protection by regents, politicians and companies!”
For more information about this press release, please contact Anita Engbers chairperson of the Working Group Tenants in the PVDA.
For more background information about the flexibility of renting, please contact the BPW.