Rent control: the political follow-up

In its resolution on housing, the Brussels Citizens' Assembly formulated a series of recommendations regarding regulation of the rental market. Below you can find an overview of the work done in parliament by Agora.Brussels to follow up on these recommendations.

Preparatory work

We submitted a question in writing to Ms Ben Hamou, Secretary of State for housing, concerning the relation between actual and 'indicative' rents. The Brussels Citizens' Assembly estimated that rents should be more balanced, and thus made better regulation one of its objectives.

We also asked a question orally regarding the mandate of the Joint Rental Commission which has to be established. The Assembly called for a mediation service to be launched in the Brussels-Capital Region in order to facilitate relations between tenants and landlords and to peacefully resolve any conflicts.

Follow-up to recommendations

The answer to the written question can be found on the site of the Brussels Parliament

The oral question on the 'Commission Paritaire Locative' has not yet been answered because the Commission was supported by Parliament rather than the Government. For more information on the Joint Rental Commission, see the specific page on this subject.

Contribution to debates

Agora.Brussels has also taken a proactive role in defending the recommendations of the Citizens' Assembly. Amendments have been presented and Agora also participated in the parliamentary debate in the Housing Committee.