Renters should have say on neighbourhood works
The Dutch Labour Party says renters must be consulted on plans to renovate or demolish the neighbourhood.2 December 2008
THE NETHERLANDS – The Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) says people who rent their homes or apartments must be consulted by housing corporations before plans for renovation or demolition are carried out.
The PvdA, part of the ruling coalition, says housing corporations often renovate neighbourhoods without consulting the people who live there.
The party also says that renters should be given the right to consult experts to get a second opinion on plans drawn up by housing corporations or local councils. The lower house of parliament will debate the PvdA proposal this week.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]