Affordable housing? Find out here whether you need a housing permit

2 februari 2023

In some municipalities, you need a housing permit. In this article we will tell you what it is, when you need it and what has changed this year.

For social and middle rental properties

A municipality can designate rental properties for which a housing permit must be applied for. Without holding a housing permit, the property may not be rented. The purpose of this scheme is to improve the distribution of lower-rent rental properties. In this way, the municipality ensures that social and middle-rent housing remains available to those with an income that fits in. You are not allowed to rent a property without a licence if it is compulsory. If you rent a property through a housing association, they will arrange the housing permit for you.

Conditions for a housing permit

The conditions to obtain a housing permit differ per municipality. For example:

  • You are working or studying in the municipality or region;

  • You are living in the municipality or region.You live (or already lived) in the municipality or region;

  • The property suits your income and family size.

What will change in 2023?

With effect from 1 January 2023, a number of changes have taken place in the housing regulation. For example, the liberalisation limit has been adjusted to €808.06. This means that a house up to this amount is considered a social rental house. A property with a rent above this amount falls into the free sector.

In which category a property falls affects how much you can earn at most to get a housing permit. The income limits for obtaining a permit have also been adjusted from the beginning of this year.

Affordable rent at vb&t Rental brokers

vb&t Verhuurmakelaars has a wide range of affordable mid-rent homes. These are homes with a monthly rent of €808.06 to €1,104. Would you like to rent a mid-rent property from vb&t Verhuurmakelaars? Then check whether you need a housing permit, whether you meet ourincome requirements and register!

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With a housing stock of 15,000 homes, vb&t Verhuurmakelaars is one of the largest rental specialists in the Netherlands. We have 55 years of experience in renting and managing homes.

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