Wallonia's Housing Minister Christophe Collignon (PS) has announced that up to 75% of households in the region will benefit from the latest indexation of rents based on their building's energy consumption, which also comes as welcome news for residents in the capital.
In light of inflation and the energy crisis generated by the war in Ukraine, the Walloon Government has decided to limit the indexation of rents according to the PEB certificate of their buildings.
This would result in the rent for housing in the least energy-intensive buildings not being fully indexed.
Those with D and E certificates would see their rent indexations limited to 50% and 75% respectively, whereas rents within buildings in categories F and G, ie the most energy-intensive, would not be subject to indexation.
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The proposal which, if voted by the regional parliament's housing committee on Wednesday morning, should come into effect on 1 November, indicated the Walloon Minister for Housing, Christophe Collignon.
He further revealed that figures he obtained from a report showed that nearly 75% of households in Wallonia would benefit from this limit on rent indexation, with over 30% of them residing in energy-intensive buildings.
This information will also be well received by those renting in the capital, given that the Brussels Parliament has recently passed a similar decree to also limit the indexation of rents according to their buildings' energy consumption.