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
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.
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.