Bond Precaire Woonvormen

ENGLISH VERSION BELOW

While we are in the middle of the housing crisis and corona crisis, the Dutch government is increasing the rent again. More than 25% of the tenants (800,000) already have payment problems, according to Nibud. That can no longer be the case.

Take action

Make a proposal for rent reduction and send the letter below to your landlord. Join BPW. Together we take action for housing security for everyone. We therefore now want a stop to rent increases and evictions. Read here more about what you can do in such a situation.

Send this letter by post and email. Keep a copy for yourself.






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Subject: Request for rent reduction Dear Sir/Madam, Since  I rent a house from you. I believe that the rent is too high because: - rents have been raised above inflation for years. - the tax that housing associations have to pay on social housing (landlord's tax, ATAD, VPB) is approximately 3 months/25% of the annual rent and is passed on in the rent. - the passing on of the WOZ value in my rent is unreasonably high due to speculation with rental and owner-occupied homes in my neighborhood. - the profit in the rent is too high. - the price increase and fictitious increases in value caused by a housing shortage have been passed on. - no improvements have been made to the house. - the corona crisis and the resulting recession will most likely have a negative impact on my income incomes have not risen for years, work is becoming more and more precarious, but rents are rising unabated. This makes it unreasonable to place the bill with me as a tenant.

 In addition, my income has decreased. I therefore want to reverse the (income-related) rent increase. My proposal is to lower the rent by <5% 10% 25% 50% 100%>

Current basic rent per month: € 
New basic rent per month: € 
Proposed rent reduction per month: € 

I propose that the new rent starts as of: and would like to receive written confirmation of this. If you do not agree with my proposal, I would like to receive a specification of the structure of the rent, the costs of business operations, as well as your motivation, before the proposed commencement date. If you intend to increase the rent again this year, I will consider further steps. Hoping for your lenient attitude and that we will come together again this year. Sincerely,

ENGLISH VERSION

While we are in the midst of the housing and corona crises, the Dutch government is raising rents considerably like every year. According to the Nibud, over 25% of tenants (800,000) already have payment problems. Things can't go on like this.

Take action!

Propose rent reduction and send the letter below to your landlord. Join with Bond Precarious Housing (BPW). Together we take action for housing security for all. We request to stop rent increase and evictions. Read more here on about you can do in such a situation.

Send this letter by post and email. Keep a copy for yourself.


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Subject: request for rent reduction Dear Sir / Madam, Since I have been renting an apartment from you as a tenant. I believe the rent is too high because: • rents have been rising above inflation for many years. • taxes of housing associations paid on social housing (landlord levy, ATAD, VPB) is approximately 3 months / 25% of the annual rent and is diverted to the tenant's rent. • determination of the property's WOZ value effecting my rent is unreasonably high due to speculation with rental and owner-occupied homes in my neighborhood. • the profits made off the rent are too high. • both price increase and fictitious increases in value that have arisen due to a housing shortage have effected my monthly rent. • no improvements have been made to the home. • the corona crisis and the ensuing recession will most likely have a negative impact on my income. • rents are rising unabated, while incomes have not been rising for years and employment is becoming increasingly uncertain. This makes it an unreasonable act to push all consequences to the tenant's burden. In addition, my income has decreased. Therefore I want to reverse the (income-related) rent increase. My proposal is to reduce the rent by <5% / 10% / 25% / 50% / 100%>. Current rent (excluding services) per month: € New rent (excluding services) per month: € Proposed rent reduction per month: € My proposal is to start the new rent on . I would like to receive your written confirmation. If you do not agree with my proposal, I would like to receive a specification of the structure of the rental price, the costs of business operations, as well as your motivation, before the proposed commencement date. Should you nevertheless intend to increase the rent this year, I will consider further options. Hoping for your leniency and that we can jointly resolve these matters. sincerely,
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