Renting a house in the Netherlands
How can I avoid scams when looking for a rental property?
What are the standard practices for renting via a makelaar (real estate agent)?
Am I required to pay a commission fee?
What is the process of finalising the deal while renting a property?
In the Netherlands, verbal agreements regarding renting a house are still binding but a written agreement is preferred. The prices quoted on the listings are usually negotiable, and your agent will negotiate a contract with the owner’s agent. This will often be done verbally. A written contract will be made to finalise the deal. Once the contract has been signed by both parties and the rent and the deposit have been paid, then the property is yours.