Too many rich in rent-controlled homes

Some 49% of cheaper rent-controlled properties in Utrecht are lived in by people who earn too much, according to city council research.

The waiting list for a rent-controlled flat or house in the city has now risen to eight years because of the shortage of cheap homes, the council says in Friday’s Volkskrant.
To qualify for the rent-controlled housing in the Netherlands total household income may not exceed around €37,000 a year.

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