Buying a house in the Netherlands
What factors should I take into account before buying a house or apartment?
What other costs should I consider before buying a house in Netherlands?
What costs are involved in buying a house or apartment?
Which process should I follow when buying a house?
Is it compulsory to have a written contract to buy a house or is a verbal agreement binding as well in the Netherlands?
When buying, a verbal contract is no longer binding (contrary to rental agreements). A purchase agreement will need to be drawn up. After signing, you have three working days to change your mind and you also get a couple of weeks to obtain a mortgage from a bank.