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July 1, 2023: The tenant action officially starts!

01/07/23 – It's the 1st of July: the tenant action has officially started! The month of the rent increase has arrived. Politicians and our landlords have again failed to freeze rents this year in order to make and keep housing affordable again. Even after the abolition of the landlord levy, which has come directly from the wallets of social tenants, no compensation or tax relief has been forthcoming, while inflation reached record highs and fewer and fewer people make ends meet at the end of the month.


29/05/23 – On June 9, the action group Wij Weigeren de Rent Increase (WWDH) will distribute door-to-door flyers in the Molenwijk district in The Hague for a rent freeze as of July 1. The national action group demands a rent freeze on all rents for the next five years and reinforces this demand by refusing the annual rent increase with as many people as possible. 

Who refuses the rent increase? – Portraits of rent increase refusers

Jaap, a combative, 68-year-old pensioner, is sitting in the kitchen of his apartment when I speak to him. He tells me about his colorful past as a nurse and about the conscription he refused because of conscientious objections. When he starts talking about the apartment where he and his wife have been living since March 8, 2021, I notice that he cares deeply. The new-build apartment had looked good on paper and when he and his wife were looking for a smaller home due to chronic heart and lung complaints, they didn't have to think twice before registering as a tenant.

Tenant action Rochdale! – 30 March 14:00

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!

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Preparation for Housing Action Day, action meeting 18 January

08/01/22 – Message taken from the newsletter of Huurdersbelang Zuid.

Sunday 26 March is Housing Action Day, an annual phenomenon. Actions will then be taken throughout Europe for sufficient affordable, well-maintained homes in liveable neighbourhoods. We also want to organize a large demonstration. To prepare for that demonstration, we are organizing a meeting on January 18 for everyone who wants to be involved in organizing it. Welcome!

National action meeting January 28! Sign In!

08/01/23 – SAVE THE DATE
The rental campaign for 2023 has started and the first flyers are already being distributed. Are you also motivated to contribute in 2023 and make this action even bigger and more successful? In January we kick off with a number of meetings to strengthen the organization of our campaign. Join us too!

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Newsletter #7

We wish all readers of our newsletter a healthy, prosperous 2023 and, above all, a comfortable, safe and affordable home. Also in 2023 we are committed to a multi-year rent freeze! Will you compete again in the new year?

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Newsletter #6

We have passed October 1, a crucial date in our action. Some of you will have successfully refused the rent increase if the landlord has not followed the correct procedure in time, others will have received a registered letter. In any case, we receive messages from all over the country from tenants who have not received a registered letter and have therefore successfully refused the rent increase! - Congratulations!