Renting

HOW DO I FIND A RENTED HOUSE?

The main part of the supply of rental housing in ‘t Gooi and its surroundings is owned by private landlords. Part of this is owned by housing corporations. To qualify for a rented house within the supply of Brick Brokers, you must be registered with us and meet certain conditions.

By filling in your details through our registration system you will be automatically informed of the supply that fits your search profile, which you manage yourself which means you can adapt it to your situation. Of course, after registration you can also contact us to discuss your wishes.

WHAT INCOME REQUIREMENT DOES BRICK BROKERS USE?

What rental price fits your income best? Brick Brokers thinks that apart from paying the rent in time you should also have room to live. The maximum rent is your gross monthly salary multiplied by 3 to 4. This depends on possible additional income. A guarantee deposit of one month of rent is used as a standard. 

 
Are you employed?
As your monthly income you count your gross salary excluding holiday pay, bonuses or other variable additions. Working time must be guaranteed for at least 6 months, with the intention of continuation. The gross salary must be based on fixed hours laid down in an employment contract.  

 
Are you self-employed?
Then you can divide the net annual profit by twelve to arrive at the gross monthly income.

 
Additional income:
If you have capital, you can add 10% of that capital divided by 12 to your gross monthly income.
If you receive partner alimony, you can add this to your gross monthly income (child maintenance is not counted).

 

Are you going to rent together? 
If you and your partner demonstrably have an enduring joint household, you qualify for renting a house together. You can count both incomes to arrive at your maximum rental price.
 

ARE THERE WAITING PERIODS?

The houses shown on www.brickbrokers.nl are available, so they can be rented. There are no waiting lists for this. Houses are rented to the most suitable candidate, subject to acceptance by the owner or landlord.
If the required documents have been completed and accorded and the income is suitable for the selected house, you can qualify for the house.

 

IS THERE A MINIMUM RENTAL PERIOD?

Yes, we rent the house we offer for a period of 1 year minimum. Apart from that, in a number of cases a house can be rented for a certain period of time. If this is the case, it is always mentioned in the rental offer.

HOW DOES HOUSING BENEFIT WORK?

For houses with a rental price below € 710.68 per month it may be possible to apply for housing benefit. This depends not only on the rental price, but also at the height of your income, the composition of your family and capital. On the site of the Tax Authorities you can read information about this.

WHAT IS A DIPLOMATIC CLAUSE?

There is much confusion about what a ‘diplomatic clause’ implies exactly. In practice, this term is interpreted in various ways, which may cause confusion among tenants and landlords. To prevent confusion this article will discuss the notion of ‘diplomatic clause’.
A landlord renting a house for an undetermined period of time can agree with the tenant that an initial period of, for instance, a year will apply. During this initial period the rental agreement cannot be terminated. This gives the landlord the certainty that the tenant will stay for at least a year.

 

DIPLOMATIC CLAUSE (INITIATED BY TENANT)

When a house is rented to an expat in this way, the expat often wants a so-called ‘diplomatic clause’ included in the rental agreement. This means that an agreement is laid down that the tenant can terminate the rental agreement prematurely when he is relocated for his job and is forced to move to another city or country. Such a diplomatic clause is then the exception to the exclusion of premature termination which is in force during the initial period. This is the meaning often given in practice to the notion of ‘diplomatic clause’.

DIPLOMATIC CLAUSE (INITIATED BY LANDLORD)

But the term is also used for the so-called ‘temporary tenancy’. When the owner of a house must be somewhere else for a certain period of time, for instance in a foreign country for study or work, he can let his house temporarily. The rental agreement must then be concluded for a certain period of time and an evacuation clause must be included in the rental agreement. Which states that the tenant must vacate the house when the landlord returns after the period agreed. In such a temporary tenancy situation the landlord can terminate the agreement toward the end of the term agreed (and not before that). He has a legal ground for termination. This means that if the tenant refuses to leave, the landlord can enforce termination of the rental agreement and evacuation of the house through court.

HOW CAN I VIEW A HOUSE?

If you want to view a house, you must first register through our website www.brickbrokers.nl.
After that you can contact us to make an appointment for viewing. You will also be automatically informed of offers that fit your search profile.

 

AFTER VIEWING YOU WANT TO QUALIFY FOR RENTING. WHAT DOCUMENTS DO YOU NEED?

To test your income we ask for a number of documents:

  • Copy of a valid ID.
  • Statement of your last landlord.

In addition to these documents you must supply the following documents, depending on your income situation.
Employed:

  • 3 recent bank statements with salary payments.
  • 3 recent pay slips.
  • Employer’s statement.

Self-employed:

  • Annual account of the past two years or 
  • Income tax declaration of the past two years

Retired:

  • Copy of a recent AOW slip
  • Copy of a recent pension slip 
     

 If capital is included, you must send a copy of a bank statement. If alimony is included, you must send a copy of the divorce agreement.
On the basis of the documents you supply, an assessment is made. You will receive an instruction of how to supply the documents with the invitation for viewing. 
 
Is the answer to your question not included? Feel free to contact us by telephone on 035-6473630 or send a mail to info@brickbrokers.nl


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