Earlier in this blog we discussed when you, as a resident of Amsterdam, may or may not rent (parts of) a house to tourists.
Breaching the rules already resulted in a hefty fine of €13,500 under the Housing Act.
This fine has recently been increased to €20,500. In addition, in the event of a subsequent violation, a penalty can be imposed of another €50,000.
By increasing the fines, the municipality wants to make it even more unattractive to illegally rent out houses to tourists. This is to protect the housing stock in Amsterdam, where for years there has been an enormous shortage of (affordable) homes, and also to protect the living environment from possible nuisance or dangerous situations.
The municipality has also looked into the possibility of shortening holiday rentals from 60 to 30 days in the year, but this is not legally feasible at the moment.
Would you like to know more? Please feel free to contact us.