Students protest against Affordable rent Act

Students protested at the Senate on Tuesday morning against the proposed Affordable Rent Act. They fear the law will lead to an increase in room shortages.

With the law, outgoing minister Hugo de Jonge wants to limit the possibility to split up homes into student rooms.

Several student organisations and associations, including the National Chamber of Societies (LKvV), student council party Oras and association Delft Student Corps, fear the law will increase room shortages. ‘Students fear that landlords will sell their student houses once this law comes into force,’ they write in a joint press release.

(Photo; Oras)

To reinforce the protest, a student house was set up (see photo). Earlier, students also sent a letter (in Dutch) to the Senate, House of Representatives and various ministries expressing their concerns about the proposed law.

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