Applying for a natural gas phase-out subsidy for a rental property

Do you own a residential rental property and do you want to be part of the natural gas phase-out? If so, you can apply for a subsidy to have your property connected to a warmtenet. This subsidy scheme is the Stimuleringsregeling aardgasvrije huurwoningen – SAH (incentive scheme for natural gas phase-out in rented housing).

Last updated on 13 February 2023

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Possibilities under the SAH

You can use the SAH to: 

  • have your property connected to a warmtenet. A warmtenet is a network of pipes under the ground through which hot water flows. You can use that hot water to heat your property; 
  • thereafter make modifications to your home to phase out natural gas; for example, by doing away with the gas cooker.

SAH conditions

To apply for a subsidy under the SAH, you must meet several conditions, including the following: 

  • your property must have been rented for a minimum of 3 months in the last 24 months; 
  • after modification, your property must not use any natural gas; for example, gas is no longer needed for cooking.

The Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland – RVO (Netherlands Enterprise Agency) details all the conditions for a subsidy under the SAH in their subsidy and funding guide. 

Applying for an SAH subsidy

You can apply for a subsidy under the SAH through the RVO.

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Stimuleringsregeling aardgasvrije huurwoningen

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