Rent composition and rent allowance
At DUWO, you pay a gross rent, which includes service costs in addition to the basic rent for your housing (also known as net rent or rent amount).
The monthly amount you pay to Accommodate includes service costs as well as the costs for the upholstery and furniture in your room. The furnishing costs in particular cause the rent for an Accommodate room to be higher than the rent for a standard student room. Depending on the location, the kitchen equipment may or may not be included in the rental price. You can check this on the webpage of your educational institution. In your DUWO account you can find a breakdown of the monthly rent. Here you can also see whether municipal levies and taxes are included in your rent.
Everything you need to know about rent allowance
You can find detailed information about the rent allowance on the Benefit page of the website of the Tax Authorities.
If you are renting a self-contained student room, you may be eligible for rent allowance.
In some DUWO student complexes, you may qualify for a rent allowance even if you are renting a non-self-contained room. If that applies for your room, find more information about applying for rent allowance by logging in to your personal DUWO account below, on the page "rent composition".
You can request rent allowance from the Dutch Tax Authorities.
You cannot deduct the rent allowance from your rent.