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Civil servants to pay more for second homes

08.07.2015 From our online archive
Civil servants renting a second home for work purposes will have to pay more for the extra accommodation from January 1 next year.

(CS/jsf) Civil servants renting a second home for work purposes will have to pay more for the extra accommodation from January 1 next year.

While foreseen for October this year, the increase in rent will now not be implemented until January 2016. This was the outcome of a meeting between Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna and civil servants union CGFP.

Tenants of second homes will shortly be asked to supply information about their property, such as where it is located and why it is relevant for their job. A number of criteria apply. For example, second homes of police officers cannot be located further than five kilometres away from their local station.

Based on this information the rent to be paid by the civil servant will be determined. The so-called “prix à payer” (price to pay) will also take into account the location of the flat, but will not exceed 20 percent of the tenant's gross wage.

The new regulation is expected to see rent for second homes increase across the board. Currently, some civil servants pay as little as 72 euros per month for their work flat.

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