Hausing does not provide this service for tenants. Our agency works for landlords only.
Our team is available by e-mail, 7 days a week from 09:00-21:00. We are reachable over Whatsapp call and messages, after you have applied for an apartment.
Mostly within a few hours.
It means that there is already one or more successful applicants for the property.
Yes, you can be sure. Our website is up to date. But it is always possible that somebody else makes an offer that gets accepted, while you’re viewing the apartment.
Every apartment on our website, has a ‘viewing’ button. Click on that button and the calendar will open.
This means that the viewings have already taken place.
Our viewing days and times are planned in advanced, and it is not possible to change or add other timeslots on request. If the timeslot does not fit in your schedule, you can always ask a friend or a colleague to come on your behalf.
It is always an open house. This means that multiple people are there to see the apartment at the same time.
Register for the next available open house.
Students are allowed in most of the apartments. You can find information about it in the advertisement.
Pets are allowed in most of the apartments. You can find information about it in the advertisement.
If you don’t meet the income requirements, you can always ask someone to be your guarantor. Your gross income will be added to the gross income of the guarantor. If your guarantor’s income is not derived in the Netherlands, the deposit will be increased to 4 months.
Yes, you can. Many tenants rent an apartment remotely through us.
We never encourage people to overbid. But in some cases when an apartment is exceptional, it happens that people offer more. It is totally up to you.
We never recommend offering less than the asking price. The landlord will not accept this.
We will analyse all your documents and check if you meet the income requirements. If there is anything missing, we will contact you. We always try to give an answer back from the landlord, with 48 hours. But in some cases, it might take more time due to the weekend, a holiday period or an unexpected reason.
If you have prepared all the required documents in advanced, you can apply directly after the viewing. In most cases landlords like to make quick decisions. So, applying as soon as possible is important to increase your changes. Also, the start date of the rental contract can be crucial. If you apply for an apartment that is available immediately, it is wise to propose to rent the apartment as soon as possible. Landlords don’t like empty days and loosing rent.
What documents do I need, to apply for an apartment?
Go to the bottom of our website to download the guarantor form pdf.
This depends on the financial situation of your guarantor. If the guarantor is employed, we would ask for 1 recent salary slip. But if your guarantor is an entrepreneur, it can be a bank statement of the company or a private bank account statement, a signed declaration from the accountant or anything else. As long as the guarantor can gain the trust of the landlord that he or she is able to support the tenant if needed.
Since the income of the foreign guarantor is derived outside The Netherlands, it is considered a higher risk for the landlord. Therefore, the deposit will be increased to 4 months to create more certainty.
For a landlord it is difficult to analyse your financial position, based on previous yearly reports. Doing business always comes with risks and this is totally understandable. For that reason, most landlords ask for 4 months deposit in order to have more certainty.
Normally the deposit will be paid back to you within 14 days. But in case of damages to the apartment the landlord needs to ask for a quote. Only after the issues are completely fixed the landlord will know the final costs. This can take time and therefore the maximum period for the return of the deposit is 6 weeks in a worst-case scenario.
Only after your application has been approved by the landlord, we will send the draft of the rental contract to you.
Yes, we sign all our rental contracts through DocuSign.
Sometimes the landlord provides an English translation. But in most cases landlords only present a Dutch rental contract. In this case we advise to use google translate or ask a colleague to help you understand the articles.
No, landlords only sign Dutch rental contracts, due to the Dutch law.
By law maximum 2 people can register at an apartment, regardless the size or number of bedrooms of the apartment.
No, this is not allowed, and you are risking a fine, if the municipality can prove this. Every rental contract will state that registration is only allowed for maximum 2 people. But there is one exception if you are a family household.
Yes, parents with children can live in an apartment and everybody can register at the address. For example, father, mother, 3 children and grandmother and grandfather all belong to a family household.
Yes, a short visit of your family or friends is always allowed and it is allowed to let them sleep at your place.
No, this is strictly prohibited.
No, subletting is strictly prohibited.
You always need to send an email to the property manager with your resignation. You can put us in cc [email@example.com]. Keep in mind that for most rental contracts the notice period is 30 days, by done the end of the calendar month. For example, if you sent your resignation on the 10th of April, your 30 days’ notice period will start on the 30th of April and your will have to pay rent till the end of May.
Yes, this is possible. But we will have to do a screening of the new roommate and present the new roommate to the landlord. If the landlord approves the new roommate, we will make an addendum and add this to the existing rental contract. The addendum is a one-page agreement that must be signed by the remaining tenant, the departing roommate, the new roommate and the landlord. The costs for the addendum are 150 euro + 21% VAT and must be paid directly to Hausing, by the tenants.
A landlord has a compulsory insurance together with the other owners of the building. This covers water damages, fire damages and other mayor impacts from outside to the apartment.
Yes, this is compulsory. The insurance company we recommend is www.lemonade.com This is a very flexible insurance company because you can cancel your insurance on a monthly base.
No, your point of contact is always the property manager. You will find the contact details of the property manager in article 9 of your rental contract.
Our partner company https://easynuts.nl/en/easy-nuts/ will assist you to get the utilities in your name, free of charge. We will bring you in contact with the account manager after the key-handover of the apartment.
Our partner company https://easynuts.nl/en/easy-nuts/ will assist you to get the internet & tv provider in your name, free of charge. We will bring you in contact with the account manager after the key-handover of the apartment.
Always contact directly the property manager. It is best to call and additionally send an email.
In most districts of Amsterdam, you can drop your garbage 24/7 in the containers on the corner of the street. But in the city centre the municipality still picks up the garbage with a garbage truck, on 2 fixed days per week. You can find the garbage pick-up days by adding the zip-code of your address in the link below. https://www.amsterdam.nl/afval-en-hergebruik/afvalinformatie/
Upholstered means that the apartment has: curtains and / or window blinds. This is apart from the standard finishing such as: floors, kitchen, bathroom and toilet.
No, this is not standard in The Netherlands. Furnished means that all the big furniture items are in place, but kitchenware, bedlinen, towels are not provided. In rare cases, landlords provide bedlinen, towels and kitchenware. For example, when a landlord is a private owner, who lived in the apartment and has decided to leave this behind.