Discrimination in the housing market

21 januari 2020

Last year, figures from the television programme Radar showed that discrimination in the housing market occurs regularly. According to Radar, 90% of rental brokers are prepared to discriminate in the allocation of homes, if the landlord asks for it. Of course, these are not the best figures for the rental market. At vb&t Verhuurmakelaars, we do everything we can to screen new tenants without prejudice. This way we want to prevent, for example, the country of origin playing a role in the allocation of homes. How do we do that exactly? You can read about it in this article.

Allocation

At vb&t Verhuurmakelaars strive to help everyone find a suitable rental home. Registering with us is free of charge and can be done online. After your registration we will keep you informed about houses which meet your living requirements. Are you interested in a residence? If so, we apply the same allocation criteria to everyone. With these allocation criteria, we ensure that you are allocated a property that matches your income. A detailed description of the allocation criteria can be found here.

Before we allocate a property, we are obliged by our clients to investigate the background of the new tenant. In order to carry out this screening as reliably and honestly as possible, we at vb&t Verhuurmakelaars use the allocation module in our EyeMove application and carry out a Credit and ID Check. The allocation module verifies a number of criteria, such as information about income, housing situation and work situation. This prevents discrimination in any way, as we can use this software to screen candidate tenants objectively. In addition, this way we can assure our clients that we have found a decent tenant and we remove a number of risk factors for them. This way we protect both our tenants and our clients. The documents that you need to submit to vb&t Verhuurmakelaars can be found here.Are you looking for a rental property? Then take a look at our rental properties in your neighbourhood!

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