06/03/23 – Last year there was a lot of action against the much too high rents in the Netherlands. Rents have risen horribly in the last ten years, by an average of 35 percent. More than 800,000 tenants in the Netherlands have such high housing costs that they can no longer afford other necessary living expenses. In protest against this, thousands of people have refused the rent increase over the past year. Housing associations react differently to the action of their tenants, but are generally not happy with it. Tenants are regularly intimidated by their landlord with threatening letters, e-mails, text messages, telephone calls, home visits, collection agencies and sometimes even the bailiff is called in. That while it is just your right to refuse the rent increase by not paying it! Would you also like to make use of your legal right and refuse the rent increase in 2023? Follow the step-by-step plan of We Refuse the Rent Increase!