Thirty per cent of rent-controlled property in Amsterdam run by housing associations is let to people who earn too much to qualify for social housing, according to statistics produced by research group Van Nimwegen, reports Dutch News online.

The report found that 42 per cent of Dutch housing associations do not carry out income checks on prospective tenants, which has led to the situation in Amsterdam. Dutch newspaper Financieele Dagblad suggests that the attraction for housing associations of higher-income tenants is that they are more likely to pay their bills.

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