Rent-controlled housing plan to be revised

Home affairs minister Piet Hein Donner is to revise his plans to allow landlords to increase the rents of social housing sharply for new tenants following opposition from MPs.

Donner told parliament he hoped to present a revised package of measures in June.
Donner’s proposal would allow housing corporations and private landlords to put up rents by up to €120 a month for homes in the social housing sector. This would push a large number into the non rent-controlled market.
Sitting tenants would not be affected and continue to pay an annual rent rise in line with inflation.

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