Apply for a permit to convert property into multiple apartments

Do you want to convert a property into 2 or more self-contained residences? Then you need both an all-in-one building permit as well as a property conversion permit. The property conversion permit will only be granted in a limited number of areas and under certain conditions.

The renovation will change a ‘large’ self-contained property into several smaller self-contained residences. This will then change the composition of the housing stock in The Hague and a permit may be needed under the Housing Act 2014.

Conditions

In order to be able to apply for a property conversion permit, you must meet certain conditions. You can find the conditions under Woning bouwkundig splitsen (in Dutch).

Which neighbourhoods

You can apply for a property conversion permit in these neighbourhoods:

  • Bosweide
  • De Bras
  • De Lanen
  • De Velden
  • De Vissen
  • Erasmus Veld
  • Hoge Veld
  • Huygenspark
  • Lage Veld
  • Parkbuurt Oosteinde
  • Rietbuurt
  • Waterbuurt
  • Zonne Veld
Structural division is possible only in the orange areas subject to conditions.
Structural division is possible only in the orange areas subject to conditions.

Fees

Applying for a permit to convert property into multiple apartments costs € 478 in 2021 (€ 489.45 in 2022). You will not be reimbursed if the municipality rejects your permit application.

How long does it take?

You will hear within 2 to 4 weeks whether you will get the permit.

Apply

Only the owner of the property can apply for a permit to convert property into multiple apartments.

Apply for the permit