Expat & Real Estate is specialized in working with expats to find accommodation in the Netherlands. Our qualified agents speak a number of languages fluently and can provide guidance, amongst others, as to which neighbourhoods are most suitable to live for expats. We provide full service housing solutions, so it will be totally hassle free for expats. We offer a one-stop service that handles all the practical aspects of renting homes for short or longer periods.
Our portfolio contains a wide range of houses, villas and (luxury) apartments in the category designations good, very good and excellent. Furnished or semi- furnished, they are available within a broad price range. Mostly they are located in and around The Hague, Wassenaar, Voorschoten, Voorburg, Leidschendam and nearby towns.
Central to our success is an enthusiastic and friendly team of dedicated, highly qualified agents. They are very aware of what moving and living abroad really means. And they also know all about living in the Netherlands. That means they're fully equipped to give relocating families all the support they need to adjust quickly to their new homes and surroundings.
Our services include:
Costs if we find the perfect home for you and your family: 1 month rent excluding VAT.
But important: the employer often covers the cost of our services. Please check this!
Firstly you need to decide for yourself what you are looking for. What we like to see is your list of basic requirements. Should we be looking for a house, a villa or an apartment? Must it be furnished, semi-furnished or carpeted? In which neighbourhood should we be looking and within what kind of budget? Is off- street parking essential and how far may the property be located from (international) schools, shops and public transportation? How many bedrooms should the property require? Do you come alone, maybe with your spouse and kids, or do you even bring pets along? For how long will the lease last and when must it start?
The search begins as soon as you have contacted us about your preferences. Our extensive network of private and professional property owners is entirely at your disposal. And not only do we provide an appropriate shortlist, we also assist you and your family while they're viewing the selected homes. We offer advice to help you to reach the right decisions.
At Expat & Real Estate we know that every client, company and assignment is different. We are also aware that a successful stay in the Netherlands greatly depends on our ability to provide the best possible housing conditions within the agreed budget.
We believe firmly in highly personalized service, tailored to specific family needs. Our long experience and knowledge of local conditions enables us to offer relocating families the patient, positive support required to help them get used to their new situation and surroundings.
Furnished or semi-furnished
So, you want to get into a rental apartment.
After looking around you may feel overwhelmed, do you go for semi-furnished or furnished apartments? With so many available options out there, it is hard to know what suits your needs. The best thing to do is understand the differences and pros and cons between semi-furnished and furnished apartments.
Furnished apartments come in a variety of choices. It has everything you require from a bed, sofa, appliances and even plates and cutlery.
Apartments that are classified as semi-furnished do not include furniture such as beds, couches or anything else. They may come ready with a fridge, stove, dishwasher, curtains, lamps and perhaps a washer and dryer combination.
How about the maintenance? What is your responsibility? And what maintenance is on account of the Landlord?
Below the Guidelines on Minor Repairs In accordance with the listed items in article 7.4:203 / 210 (incl.) BW and article 7.4:217 BW
The following costs are to be borne by lessee: