Stichting Normering Flexwonen
The Stichting Normering Flexwonen (foundation for flexible housing standards, or SNF) administrates the register of companies that meet the housing standard for migrant workers and at the same time maintains that standard. Organisations that offer housing for migrant workers have the option of obtaining the SNF certificate. In order to do so, they must meet the housing standard for migrant workers. Housing locations of organisations that register with the foundation are subjected to an annual audit. If the housing is found to be unsatisfactory and the organisation fails to rectify the situation in the short term, the housing provider is removed from the SNF register.The objective is to provide parties dealing with the housing of migrant workers - municipalities, employers, employees, local residents - with the security that the housing of migrant workers is adequate.
An organisation that has been admitted to the SNF register meets the housing standard for migrant workers. The standard distinguishes subjects such as Space and Privacy, Sanitary Provisions, Safety and Hygiene, Provisions, Information Provision and other Requirements and Fire Safety. Each subject includes a number of specific requirements which the housing must meet. An organisation that has been admitted to the SNF register is authorised to use the SNF quality mark logo. To get an impression on the rules, see the document below. Please note that this document in English is not the latest version of the standard.
Download the set of standards
The organisations registered with the foundation for flexible housing standards will be listed here soon. Registered organisations meet the housing standard for migrant workers. Alternative after certification of initial companies. The following companies are registered with the foundation for flexible housing standards. Registered companies meet the housing standard for migrant workers.
It is possible that you have dealings with a party that offers housing to migrant workers. This organisation will not yet be in the possession of this new quality mark. A transitional model applies from 15 August 2013 to 1 July 2014. During this period, the register will start filling up with organisations that meet the housing standard for migrant workers. In this period, it is possible that an organisation uses an alternative method to demonstrate that it offers adequate housing for migrant workers.
Do you have a complaint about excessive noise levels, parking or an unsafe situation?
Housing of organisations with the SNF quality mark are inspected for safety, hygiene and sufficient space. Furthermore, organisations with the SNF quality mark have standing orders and a manager. Still, housing migrant workers does at time cause a nuisance to others. That is not what we want, of course. If you have a complaint, you can contact various organisations.
Stichting Normering Flexwonen (SNF) guarantees good and safe housing for migrant workers. This means the housing is assessed in terms of space, safety and hygiene. If you have any complaints about an unsafe situation, for instance because of a fire hazard or problems with the structure,
you first have to contact the organisation that manages the housing. If this does not resolve the situation and you still feel the situation is unsafe,
you can contact Stichting Normering Flexwonen and report the issue by means of the complaint form or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your e-mail should in any case state the following details:
- Initials and surname
- Street and house number
- Postcode and town/city
- Telephone number
- E-mail address
- The date on which the complaint was submitted
- Address of housing location or locations you have a complaint about
- The housing location is managed by (name organisation)
- Description of your complaint
- Did you contact the organisation that manages the housing location? If so, what was the response of that organisation?
- Is there anyone who can confirm your complaint? Please enclose documentary evidence if possible
If you suffer from excessive noise levels, if there are parking issues or other complaints that are not related to the safety and hygiene of your housing,
SNF is unable to assist you. Excessive noise levels, parking issues and other matters that cause a nuisance in the area can be reported to the police or local authorities.
Do you have a complaint about SNF, a monitoring organisation or an inspector? Please submit your complaint to SNF. The complaint has to bear a date, give a clear and comprehensive description, and must be submitted in writing. This can be done via email@example.com. The Complaints Regulations explain the further course of the procedure.