Apply for rent allowance, how does it work? avatar
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You can apply for rent allowance for houses with a basic rent below the limit of € 763.47 (reference year 2022). There are a few exceptions, so be sure to check whether you meet the conditions for this rental allowance. The tax authorities (Belastingdienst) explain everything very clearly. In a nutshell: the point is that the rent is not too high or your income not too high. Read the conditions on

What is my bare rent?

The basic rent is the rent for your property. It does not include additional costs such as gas, water and electricity.

What service costs count toward my rent allowance?
You pay the service costs to your landlord on a monthly basis. The service costs are usually included in your rental agreement or in the letter about the annual rent increase.

It concerns one or more of the following service costs:
• Costs for cleaning of common areas
• Energy costs for common areas
• Costs for the caretaker
• Costs for service and recreation rooms

For each type of service charge, we add a maximum of € 12 to the rental price, even if you pay a higher amount. This means a maximum of € 48 in total.

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