Registration - Why it's important


Registration means you can go to the government, with your signed rental contract and ID, and declare that you live in a certain address. Registration will have serious consequences for land lords who rent out a room in their main residence. Below a list of consequences.

To tenant:
- ability to open a bank account in The Netherlands.
- ability to get a working permit, internship or employment contract.
- you can receive mail from the government.
- pay tenant taxes to the government for garbage collection, water system maintenance.

To land lord who lives in the apartment:
- pay more taxes to government if land lord and more people are registered.
- government checks if too many people are registered in the same address.
- Serious risk: government may lower unemployment benefits paid to land lord.
- Serious risk: government may lower housing subsidy paid to land lord.
- Serious risk: land lord may have to pay more income taxes because of rent received.

To land lord who does NOT live in the apartment:
- pay more taxes to government.
- government checks if too many people are registered in the same address.