We get this question more often. That is why we have listed some things here.

This is not about sharing by a family, a so-called sustainable household, which is of course allowed. It is about sharing by three adults who want to rent a house and share the costs together.

Basically, it is possible in the following places without any problem, provided that each person has their own bedroom.

  • Rotterdam

  • The Hague

  • Rijswijk

  • Leiden

Where is it not possible?

  • Amsterdam

  • Utrecht

In these cities, it is possible if the landlord applies for a permit. This permit often costs (a lot) of money and is therefore often not done. The houses that Verhuurtbeter.nl offers in these cities are therefore not available for sharing with 3 persons. 2 Persons can share the house. ATTENTION: Subletting the property to a 3rd person after this is contractually forbidden under penalty of high fines.

Tip: We recommend that anyone interested in this subject do their own research. Please let us know how you got on.

Utrecht fun detail:

We understand that the Utrecht city council is divided on this issue. Hence (now), 2021) a maximum of 2 people. Perhaps this will fall the other way at new elections. We welcome this, because it gives more people a chance to get affordable housing and it is an answer to counteract scarcity.

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