In the light of the crisis caused by the coronavirus and the recession seen by the Government, it has been decided between the Minister of Housing and the landlords that the tenants who are no longer able to pay their rents should not be subjected to eviction.
Security for Tenants
Housing Minister, Stientje van Veldhoven, said in a letter to the Parliament that tenants who are unable to pay their rents due to loss of income and financial difficulty should not be subjected to eviction. The minister decided on this with many different landlord organizations. However, the thing that was pointed out was that the safety from evictions was for tenants facing financial difficulty. Evictions could still take place in the cases of tenants proving to be a nuisance and displaying misconduct.
Veldhoven has also shown intentions for passing a special law in this time of emergency. This law will enable the tenants to extend their contracts so that they can have breathing room to look for different housing schemes. This provides comfort to the tenants as they are already under stress.
This is one of many types of assistance that the government is providing to the citizens. The people are also to be financially supported and taken care of to provide support in the situation created by the crises. People who work freelance are also considered in the helping scheme so that people can collectively stay calm and supported.