When you own a rental property in Brussels, it is crucial to understand the rules on rent indexation, particularly as regards the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPB).
The Brussels-Capital Region has introduced specific regulations to encourage more environmentally-friendly rental management and to encourage improvements in the energy performance of properties.
Here's what you need to know about PEB indexation of rents in Brussels.
Restriction on PEB indexation in Brussels
Since 14 October 2022, the Brussels-Capital Region has introduced a restriction on rent indexation, focusing on the period from 14 October 2022 to 13 October 2023 inclusive. The aim of this restriction is to promote more energy-efficient housing and reduce energy consumption.
Homes with an EPB label of values F and G
No indexation is permitted for homes with a PEB label of values F and G. Rents for these homes cannot therefore be increased during this period.
Dwellings with a PEB label of value E
For homes with a PEB label of value E, only half of the indexation may be applied. This means that if the indexation is 2%, you will only be able to increase the rent by 1%.