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Seminar ‘The influence of Europe on housing associations and social housing’ (Arnhem)

CMS Derks Star BusmannMr B.M. Telderssstraat 56842 CT Arnhem

Past event
30 September 2010, 14:30 - 17:30

European legislation and regulations have a major influence on the development and management of property by housing associations and municipalities.

One example is the recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights. The Court held that a comprehensive ban on satellite dishes was incompatible with the right to receive or transmit information or opinions freely as laid down in Article 10 of the EHCR. Another far-reaching example is the decision by the European Commission dated 15 December 2009, stipulating that from now on housing associations must allocate 90% of rented housing with rents below € 647 to individuals or families with a gross maximum annual income of € 33,000.

These examples underline the importance of being familiar with European legislation. The property specialists at CMS Derks Star Busmann will explain to you the consequences of European legislation in practice and what solutions are available.

That is why we will be organizing a seminar entitled ‘The influence of Europe on housing associations and social housing’ on Tuesday 21 September 2010 at our Utrecht office and Thursday 30 September 2010 at our Arnhem office.

The programme is as follows:

2.30 pm


3 pm

Word of welcome by Arnout Scholten, lawyer at CMS Derks Star Busmann

3.10 pm

Housing associations and VAT

Willie Ambergen, tax adviser CMS Derks Star Busmann

3.40 pm

Impact of European legislation in connection with tenders and state aid on housing associations

Marjolein Pesch, lawyer CMS Derks Star Busmann

4.10 pm


4.30 pm

European influence on the contents of the tenancy agreement; from enforcement of the ban on satellite dishes to the allocation criteria for social housing

Manfred de Kok, lawyer CMS Derks Star Busmann

Arnout Scholten, lawyer CMS Derks Star Busmann

5.15 pm

Conclusion and drinks party

You may register for the seminar in Arnhem on Thursday 30 September using the form below.
You may also register here for the seminar in Utrecht.

Once you have registered we will send you confirmation (no later than a week before the seminar) together with directions on how to find us. Places will be allocated on a first come-first served basis. There will be no charge for attending the seminar.


Willie Ambergen
Tax Lawyer
Portrait of Marjolein Pesch
Marjolein Pesch
Portrait of Arnout Scholten
Arnout Scholten