Wij Weigeren de Huurverhoging

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!


Order another before July 1th poster at the Red Lap and hang it in front of your window to show that you refuse the rent increase or support our action! Take a photo and share it with #bevriesdehuur on social media to make extra visible on July 1 that we are demanding a multi-year rent freeze, to make and keep living affordable again!

Stop direct debit

An important next step to refuse the rent increase as of 1 July is to stop the direct debit of the rent payment to your landlord. Rent is often automatically debited because you have given permission for this at the beginning of the rental period. By completing and sending our standard letter to your landlord, you can easily withdraw this direct debit and ensure that your landlord does not automatically increase the rent as of 1 July.  

Download here is the standard letter for canceling the direct debit.

Local networks

At the local level, the rental action is spreading and tenants are organizing themselves in networks! Local groups have become active in Utrecht, The Hague, Den Bosch, Amsterdam, Leeuwarden, Ermelo & Veenendaal! There is flyering, er become consultation hours and information days organized, and action taken! Do you want to become active in one of the local groups? They can now be reached via a local email address and find out what is going on in your town or city regarding the refusal of the rent increase:

Flyer action The Hague

On June 9, WWDH The Hague will distribute door-to-door flyers in the Molenwijk for a rent freeze as of July 1. In The Hague, the group consists of members of the Bond Precaire Woonvorms, SP Den Haag, the Haagse Stadsfeest and a number of affiliated rent increase refusers. They are going to distribute flyers in Molenwijk because many tenants of Hof Wonen live in very bad houses, but can expect a rent increase every year. Refusing the rent increase can be an extra means of pressure for these residents towards the landlord to enforce renovations. 

Do you want to fly along? Send an email to denhaag@wijwigeerendehuurverhuur.nl to sign up, or come to the Laakmolen at Trekweg 102 on June 9 at 7:00 PM. 


Support We Refuse the Rent Increase with a donation! We are now over half of our donation goal! Thanks for this! In order to be able to continue to supplement our promotional material and to keep the rest of the campaign going, we ask you to continue to donate. This is how we fight together for a multi-year rent freeze!

Bond Precaire Woonvormen

The action campaign Wij Weigeren de Huurverhoging is partly made possible by the Bond Precaire Woonvormen (BPW)† Do you want to support the fight for lower rents and housing security for everyone? Then become a member of the BPW now!

On the national strategy day of the Bond Precarious Housing Forms, attention was paid to the campaign of “We refuse the rent increase”. The action method from rent refusal to rent freeze was explained and deepened during the workshop “Action and escalation methods”. The massive refusal action has the potential to permanently enforce affordable rents nationwide through a strong bottom-up tenant movement. So sign up, refuse the rent increase and become a member of the Bond!