Renting in Den Haag, Zoetermeer or Amsterdam? Read here whether you will need a housing permit in 2022

25 februari 2022

Are you looking to rent in The Hague, Zoetermeer or Amsterdam? Then in some cases you may need a housing permit. From 1 January 2022, a number of changes will be implemented. In this article we tell you what it is, when you need it and what has changed this year.

How does it work?

A municipality can designate rental properties for which a housing permit must be applied for. Without being in possession of a housing permit, it is not possible to rent the house. The purpose of this regulation is to improve the distribution of rental homes with a lower rent. In this way, the municipality ensures that social and medium-rent homes remain available to people with an income that matches their requirements. It is not permitted to rent a house without a permit if this is compulsory. If you rent a house via a housing corporation, they will arrange the housing permit for you.

What will change in 2022?

As of 1 January 2022, a number of changes will be made to the housing regulations in The Hague, Zoetermeer and Amsterdam. For example, the liberalisation threshold has been adjusted to €763.47. This means that a house up to this amount is considered a social rental house. A dwelling with a rent above this amount is in the free sector. The category in which a house falls affects the maximum income you are allowed to earn in order to obtain a housing permit. The income limits for obtaining a permit have also been adjusted since the beginning of this year. The new income limits are listed below.

When do you need a housing permit in The Hague?

Whether you are eligible for a rental residence depends on your income in relation to the rental price and the number of points of the residence.

  • For a residence with a rental price up to € 763.47: You are entitled to a housing permit if you have a taxable annual income of up to € 49,013.

  • For a residence with a rent between € 763.33 and € 988.61 per month OR a residence with a rent above € 763.47 per month, but with 185 or fewer points: You are entitled to the housing permit if you meet the following income limits:

  • For a household consisting of one person: the taxable annual income may not exceed € 61,148:

  • For a household consisting of two or more people: the taxable annual income may not exceed € 77,521 per year.

Costs of housing permit in The Hague

The costs for the application of the housing permit are €48,25 in 2022. Read more on the site of the Municipality of The Hague. A test on the site of the Municipality of The Hague can easily be used to find out whether you need and are eligible for a permit.

When do you need a housing permit in Zoetermeer?

Whether you are eligible for a rental residence depends on your income in relation to the rental price and the number of points of the residence.

  • For a residence with a rental price up to € 763.47: You are entitled to a housing permit if you have a taxable annual income of up to € 48,825.

  • For a residence with a rent price between € 763.33 and € 1010.84 per month OR a residence with a rent price above € 763.47 per month, but with 189 or fewer points: You are entitled to the housing permit if you meet the following income limits:

  • For a household consisting of one person: the taxable annual income may not exceed € 67,669:

  • For a household consisting of two or more people: the taxable annual income may not exceed € 77,669 per year.

Costs of housing permit in Zoetermeer

The costs for the application of the housing permit are €33,30 in 2022. Read more on the website of the municipality of Zoetermeer.

When do you need a housing permit in Amsterdam?

Whether you are eligible for a rental house depends on your income in relation to the rent and the number of points in the house.

  • For a social rental house from a housing corporation with a rental price up to €763.47: You are entitled to a housing permit if you have a taxable annual income up to €45,014.

  • For a social rental home from a private landlord with a rental price up to €763.47: you are entitled to a housing permit if you have a taxable annual income up to €47,543.

  • For a residence with a rent price between €763.47 and €1041.76, the combined income of your household may not exceed €64,407.

Costs of housing permit in Amsterdam

The costs for the application of the housing permit are €60,90. Read more on the website of the municipality of Amsterdam.

185 or 189 points?

A residence gets points based on the facilities present in the residence. Aspects that are taken into account include the surface area of the house and the sanitary facilities present. The number of points can be requested from the landlord.

Renting in The Hague, Zoetermeer or Amsterdam?

Are you looking for a rental home in The Hague or Zoetermeer? In the extensive offer of vb&t Verhuurmakelaars, you will find rental homes in these versatile cities. Check whether you meet our income requirements and register!

terug naar overzicht

Our team will get to work with your wishes and needs!

Met een woningbestand van ruim 20.000 woningen is vb&t Verhuurmakelaars een van de grootste verhuurspecialisten van Nederland. We hebben 50 jaar ervaring in het verhuren en beheren van woningen.

Op de hoogte blijven van ons woningaanbod?

Maak een account aan en ontvang van ons per e-mail updates met voor jou relevant woningaanbod.

Create a search profile