Wij Weigeren de Huurverhoging

Newsletter #1

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17/12/21 – Support for action group We Refuse the Rent Increase is growing! Thanks for that. In this first newsletter we thank everyone who has recently signed up for our newsletter, we discuss recent developments and we ask for support for the upcoming campaign in 2022.

Rent increase refusal wins lawsuit!

Tenant Mike Werkhoven successfully refused the rent increase. His rent increased by 32% to 950 euros after his complex was bought in 2013 by Daelmans Vastgoed, a large private investor. In 2020 he refused his rent increase based on us roadmap, and with success! Read the whole story on our website.

Fear of significant rent increases due to high inflation and additional rent increases for very low rents

As of July 1, 2022 we are heading for a rent increase of 5%, in line with high inflation. Such a rent increase could have disastrous consequences for many Dutch households. In addition, the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations is introducing a new method for rent increases with regard to “very low” rent.

The new income-related rent increase makes it possible to raise the rents of middle incomes more quickly. The income limits that will apply are higher than the current limit. There is also a distinction according to type of household. From 1 July 2022, new income limits will apply for single and multi-person households. If your income is above that, the monthly rent can be increased by 50 or 100 euros. That replaces a rent increase that is a percentage of your current rent. For independent rental homes (single-family homes, apartments) with a rent below €300, a rent increase of a maximum of €25 will be permitted from 1 July 2022; regardless of the tenant's income. Text via the website of the Housing Association.

Rent increase:  €50,-  €100,-
Single-person households  €47.077,-  €55.500,-
Multi-person households  €54.196,-


It is NOW time to act against this and together refuse the rent increase! That's why we ask for your support

Contribute to the organization!

Interest in our action group is growing, but the organization of We Refuse the Rent Increase still consists of a relatively small group of volunteers and activists. So sign up to actively participate in the organization of our campaign in 2022! For example, do you want to write articles, participate in our social media channels, the management of our website, design graphic (action) material, approach tenants and tenant organizations or would you just like to actively contribute to our campaign? Answer this email with your name and telephone number and what you would like to do within our group!


Support Wij Weigeren de Huurverhoging with a donation! With your donation we will finance the website and campaign costs, among other things, and we will be able to publicize this action as widely as possible in the coming months at national and local level, in politics and at tenant associations. 


On Tuesday 25 January, from 20:00 to 21:30, we are organizing an online information evening to inform residents' and tenants' associations about the possibilities of organizing the 'We refuse the rent increase' campaign in your area. Knowing more? Sign up via the form on the website!

We count on your support and assume a widely supported campaign and massive refusal of the rent increase in 2022! See you soon!

– Action group We Refuse the Rent Increase –