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Rent increase

By how much is my rent allowed to increase?

The table below shows the maximum permitted rent increases for 2022. These are determined by the government.

Why have I received a letter from the tax office?

We asked them to provide information to confirm your income category, so we can correctly calculate your new rent.

      Could the rent increase cause me to lose my rent allowance?

      You will continue to receive your housing benefit as long as your income is not too high. The tax office website shows the maximum income threshold for receiving rent allowance.

      I get a rent allowance. Do I need to inform the authorities my rent has changed??

      No, you do not have to do anything. We will pass this information on. However, it is a good idea for you to keep hold of our letter about your new rent, in case the tax office asks you for this at any point.

      Why is there no affordability scheme this year?

      Together with the other Rotterdam housing associations, for several years we ran an affordability scheme which meant tenants on the very lowest incomes did not have their rents increased.

      In 2021, there was a rent freeze due to the COVID pandemic. And rents were reduced for those who were paying a disproportionately high amount compared to their incomes. Because those tenants’ rents were reduced last year, there is no affordability scheme this year.

      I will be unable to pay my new rent. What should I do?

      If you think you will have problems paying your new rent, call us on 010 245 67 00 and we will try to find a way to help.