Amsterdam housing corporations pay by rising house prices exorbitant amounts to the landlord charge related to the real-property value from social housing.
They are about a third higher than what landlords pay elsewhere in the country. Aedes, the national umbrella organization of housing associations, this issue has already been raised in a letter.
In areas where house prices explode, as in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Groningen, the corporations have them suffer the most. Aedes has urged strongly by the government to freeze the property tax.
More than two months rent
It involves large sums of money. In 2015 paid the Amsterdam housing Stadgenoot 733 euros landlord charged per property, nearly two months rent. In the province paid the landlords on average 575 euros per rented dwelling. This year pays Stadgenoot already 877 euro per property, fellow landlords in the province of 685 euros per property.
In total Stadgenoot had to pay in 2015 more than 20 million rental charge against sixteen million colleagues of equal size in the rest of the country. In 2020 Stadgenoot expected to be unchanged policies lost 33 million to the levy, compared to 21 million for a corporation of this size outside the attractive residences.
The average WOZ value in the Netherlands last year rose 1.5 percent, but in Amsterdam 9 percent. It represents an additional burden for corporations that operate in the city.
The government's revenue from the property tax increase in this way automatically along with the improvement in the housing market. In addition, the government has this year increased the rate of tax applicable to any landlord who has more than ten houses for rent.In 2015 the rate was 0.449 percent of the home; This year's 0.491 percent.
Aedes has from the outset the landlord charge contested by fire and sword. The levy should be paid from the rent. Thereby turning the tenants, thus Aedes, exclusively on the problems of the state budget, which gave rise to the crisis years of its introduction.
The Amsterdam housing associations underline that the landlord charge is not only unfair, but also begins to hit the housing projects in the city. Especially million investment wonincorporaties in the city at risk, according to the Amsterdam Federation of Housing Associations (AFWC).
Investment at risk
Egbert de Vries, director of the AFWC: "The corporations have large inverse consumption plans in the city who are badly needed to help build ramp It is a billion in renovation costs and a billion for new construction plans for the next five years if... there suddenly a bite taken out of eighty or a hundred million, threatening plans come to be called into question. "
The current burden De Vries may still be worn. "Until 2017, we know exactly what we have lost. Our greatest fear lies in that we do not know how you unpack the charge in the future."
By the Editors Parool Photo: Reuters