26 March 2020 – Protected tenants from eviction

Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The Dutch Government has agreed with major landlord organisations that people will not be forced out of their homes for failing to pay rent during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Landlords have been asked to help tenants find financial assistance and to suspend evictions during this period with the exception for criminal activities or extreme nuisance. The landlord organisations together represent 80 percent of residential rental properties. If people are evicted contrary to the agreement, the government may change the law to prevent evictions.
Full details here: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/nieuws/2020/03/26/geen-huisuitzettingen-en-verlenging-tijdelijke-huurcontracten