Affordability of housing is under pressure
The affordability of housing is under pressure. We believe that a rental home should be and remain affordable for you. For that reason, we allocate our rental homes to new tenants in a responsible manner and we work with the Nibud to help make your housing costs transparent. If you are retired and do not have sufficient financial resources to pay your rent, then we may waive your rent increase this year.
Each spring, you will receive an email or letter from us announcing the annual rent increase for your home. Each year, the government determines the maximum rent increase for our government-regulated homes. In 2022, government-regulated homes are subject to a maximum rent increase of 2.3%.
In 2020, the government decided that rents for homes in the liberalised segment can be increased by a maximum of inflation + 1% until 1 July 2023.
This means that in 2022 there will be a maximum rent increase of (2.3% + 1% =) 3.3% for rental homes in this segment.
Incidentally, we actively cooperate in this initiative and we have now capped our annual rent increase for more than five years.
Our investors agree with us that we should aim for socially responsible returns and not for the highest possible returns.
We believe that the best way to boost mobility in the housing market is to build more homes.
For this reason, we do not make use of the option of imposing an additional (income-related) rent increase on tenants who are able to pay more rent.
We gathered the most frequently asked questions and their answers about the rent increase.