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Call on your tenants' organization to oppose the upcoming rent increase! Send our standard letter

The highest rent increase in 30 years is coming in 2024, and most corporations plan to implement the maximum rent increase. This is not the case for many tenants' associations, in times of increasing insecurity. Corporations often do not respond to these concerns, and tenants' associations struggle with the landlord's position of power in rent increase negotiations. The We Refuse the Rent Increase campaign offers opportunities to put extra pressure on the landlord during these negotiations. Tenants' associations, for example, can choose not to agree to the rent increase. If the landlord does not respond, they can call on their members en masse to collectively refuse the rent increase based on our Step-by-Step Plan.

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Invitation to national preparationsmeeting – Participate in the campaign against the rent increase!

We hope that this invitation reaches you in good health. In response to the impending rent increases, which are the highest in 30 years, we call on all tenants to unite and participate in our national action meeting on February 3 in Den Bosch. Together we can make a difference in the fight for affordable housing.

When: February 3, 2024
Where: Ridderspoorstraat 2, in Den Bosch
Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM 

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Newsletter #12

On Tuesday, October 24 at 3:00 PM, the House of Representatives will vote on the budget for housing and, among other things, amendments and motions on a possible rent freeze in 2024. Despite the major housing and affordability crisis, rents are at risk of being significantly increased! We would like to ask you to email the letter below to the Housing spokespersons of VVD, CDA, D66 and the Christian Union to call on them to stop rent increases and vote for a rent freeze. If they do not do this, we will protest even more massively in 2024 by refusing the rent increase and taking direct action against landlords and politicians. We hope it doesn't have to come to this. 

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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.

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Newsletter #10

July 1 is just around the corner, and with it the start of the rent increase. Fortunately, you have all signed up en masse to refuse the rent increase and to issue a widely supported statement together. Locally, more and more solidarity networks and initiatives between tenants are emerging!

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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.

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