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News: Free sector rent increases capped

Until now, it has been possible in the free rental sector to increase the rent practically indefinitely each year. As a result, rents in the free sector have risen considerably in recent years. Some leases already have an indexation clause linking the rent increase, and thus limiting it, to the rate of inflation. Minister Ollongren of the Interior and Kingdom Relations is now coming up with measures to ensure that rents in the free sector are capped by default at inflation plus 2.5%.  An indexation clause therefore remains an advantage for the tenant, now that it does not include an additional 2.5% increase, but tenants can no longer be faced with an almost unlimited rent increase if the measures come into effect.

You can read the message from the central government here.

Do you have any questions about this news item or about rent increases? Please feel free to contact M2 Advocaten.

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