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Self-employed professionals can apply for rent reduction

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 1 January 2021

What changes?

Are you a self-employed professional without staff (zzp’er) and has your income decreased (for example due to the corona crisis)? You can ask your housing corporation to decrease the rent of your home. You have until 31 December 2021 to do this.

To qualify, you must be able to show that in the 6 months leading up to your application, your income has decreased significantly. Your income must be on or below a certain minimum threshold. This is stated in the Onetime rent reduction for low-income renters Act (Wet eenmalige huurverlaging voor huurders met een laag inkomen). This law is an amendment to the existing Housing Act (Woningwet, in Dutch) and the Property Market Measures Act 2014 II (Wet Maatregelen Woningmarkt 2014 II, in Dutch).

For whom?

  • Self-employed professionals without staff (zzp’ers) on a low income who rent from a housing corporation

When?

This measure is expected to come into force on 1 January 2021.

Please note: The effective date of this measure is not yet final. Entry into force is subject to its passing through the upper and lower houses of parliament or proclamation of the Order in Council (Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur, AMvB) or ministerial decree and publication in the Staatsblad or Staatscourant (in Dutch).

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