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/Volt asks questions about the handling of housing fraud and malpractice by landlords especially among international residents.
Volt stands for a city for all its residents. Recently, we kept hearing about housing fraud and malpractice by landlords, especially towards international residents. It is about time to ask questions about this. Would you like to read the letter, addressed to the board of Mayor and Alder(wo)men? Please scroll down.
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Mart Den Heijer
Subject: Written questions Volt on addressing housing fraud and landlord malpractice especially among international residents.
Dear Municipal executives,
The written questions from VVD and D66 regarding the national action plan for extra student housing go to the core of the general housing crisis. Volt has been in conversation with NovUM for some time and from that conversation several important questions have come up that have not been asked before. These mainly concern students in Maastricht of non-Dutch backgrounds.
We have noted several times that students are being scammed by the promise of a room that does not exist. Volt sees good initiatives from UM to expand the housing supply. These solutions are in line with the national action plan for additional student housing and Volt wonders what is, in practice, being done against these illegal practices. Therefore, we ask you the following written questions:
Mart den Heijer
Council member Volt Maastricht