Organisations that offer housing for labour migrants and employers that provide housing for labour migrants are eligible for entry in the SNF register.
If you want to register, click on the ‘register’ button. Below you can learn about the registration process and read the registration rules.
Important: please keep the unique code you receive for filling in the digital application form until you are approved by the SNF.
Do you want to register as a private individual? If so, click on the link to download the application form. This is possible only if you, as a private individual, own a maximum of one site (in addition to your own home) and rent it out to labour migrants.
If you use more than one site for rental purposes (whether for a shop, a student or a labour migrant), you will not be eligible to register as a private individual. In such cases, you will have to register using a KvK (Chamber of Commerce) number.
Before you submit the registration form, you must have concluded an agreement with the inspection body to have the inspections carried out, or you must have at least chosen that body.
You must also enclose the object list from the Land Registry Office with your registration form. This link will take you to the Land Registry Office website.
To be entered in the register, the standard for housing labour migrants must be complied with. The inspections are carried out by inspection bodies which comply with the regulations for such bodies and with which Stichting Normering Flexwonen has entered into a cooperation agreement. Any undertaking wishing to register must first undergo an administrative inspection by the competent inspection body. During that administrative inspection, the list of sites is checked and the points ‘good employment practices’ and ‘supervision and management’ are assessed. After that, all sites for which the undertaking is the ‘party with primary responsibility’ must be inspected before the undertaking can be registered. The inspection reports contain the inspection result, which shows whether the organisation is in compliance, is not in compliance or needs to take remedial action. The SNF takes the registration decision on the basis of the reports.
Why register with the SNF?
By being entered in a register, a company shows that its labour migrant housing is in order. Organisations may want to be registered due to arrangements in the applicable collective labour agreement, or due to membership requirements of associated sectors. Another reason may be that organisations that use labour migrants and wish to outsource the housing to a housing provider require that the latter be entered in the register.
It may be advantageous for organisations to be registered if they are in consultation with municipalities in relation to the housing of labour migrants. The bed-for-bed scheme stipulates that participants must distinguish themselves positively in the market in terms of good employment practices and/or housing provision. This is established by registration with the SNF.
Determining ‘good employment practices’
One component of the SNF standard is that an undertaking that houses its own employees must demonstrate that it is a ‘good employer’. Temporary work agencies and payroll companies do so through SNA registration. Agricultural businesses in both open-field and greenhouse cultivation do so by completing and signing the ‘good employer’ form from the relevant collective labour agreement. Mushroom companies which hold a Fair Produce certificate do so by means of the Fair Produce quality mark. All other businesses demonstrate their good employment practices by means of an audit certificate.