Offering rental home to expats may constitute discrimination
In the past, the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights has found that offering a home for rent exclusively to expats is discriminatory. The ruling has new relevance after a home in the former squat Slangenpand was offered ‘preferably for rent for expats’ by a real estate agent.
Erik Flentge, city council member for the Socialist Party, asked questions about the advertisement. The city administration refrains from a judgement on this individual case, but refers to the stance of the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights, adding that citizens can file a complaint with the institute.
A distinction between the two cases is that the first regarded a home offered ‘only’ to expats whereas the second was offered ‘preferably’ to expats.