Home letting in Almere
The housing market in Almere has taken off, house prices have risen sharply and demand continues to increase. The good connections with Amsterdam, Hilversum, Diemen, Lelystad and Utrecht make it an ideal place for tenants to live. Letting to expats is therefore increased over the last years. Many expats want to rent a house or apartment in Almere because of the good connections with the important cities for their work, but also because the rents in Flevoland are slightly lower than in the larger cities. In addition, there is more space, there are more modern homes and therefore a higher living comfort. That is why we see that many investors are focusing on Flevoland. The advantage of more recent construction, often better energy labels and the increasing demand from expat tenants makes it an interesting region to purchase a property for rental.
Renting out a house or apartment in Almere
NEWCURB real estate agency has experience in letting homes in the middle and higher rental segment in Almere and the surrounding area. In Almere-Stad, Almere-Haven, Almere-Poort, Noorderplassen, Duin and Almere-Buiten, among others. We deploy our network of potential tenants in the region, multinationals and relocation companies. For example, we bring our homes to the attention of potential tenants, including expats, through various channels. Expats are mostly highly educated international professionals who come here for their employer because of specialist knowledge in their field, such as IT, software development and engineering. Many of these employers are located in Amsterdam, Het Gooi and Flevoland.
Rental property prices in Almere
According to housing platform Pararius, rents in Almere rose by an average of 7.9% from the 2nd quarter of 2021 to a year later, due to the shortage of rental properties in Amsterdam and the surrounding area. Read more about the development of rents here. Expats are often looking for a house or apartment to rent for a certain period of time, alone or with a family. The budgets are in most cases between €1,000 and €4,500 per month and are paid by the expat or the employer.
Want to know which rental price is appropriate for your home or have more questions about renting out in Almere?
When you are going to rent an apartment or house in Amsterdam, you often run into the fact that there is paid parking and a permit is required in order not to run into high costs. Via this link you can check with the Municipality of Amsterdam for the address where you can park and what the costs are. Would you like to know more about a parking permit for residents? Click here to enter the address you have in mind, then you will immediately see all the information; such as the waiting time and price of a parking permit.
Whether you can rent out your house, if you have a mortgage on it, can be found in the mortgage conditions of the bank or lender. Most conditions state that you may not rent out the owner-occupied home without the permission of the mortgage provider. The lender does not have to give permission for this, every lender handles this differently.
One option may be to convert your mortgage into a rental mortgage. With a rental mortgage you have explicit permission from the lender to rent out the house. It is best to inquire with a mortgage advisor for this.
It is important to know whether you have coverage for, for example, your home insurance, in the case of renting out your house. That is why our advice is always to contact your insurance adviser or insurer to discuss the cover and, if necessary, to have a clause included that specifically states that there is also cover in a rented state.
Screening (prospect) tenants is an important part of renting out your home. The better you screen potential (expat) tenants in advance, the smaller the chance of hassle afterwards. An extensive screening also helps as a barrier against people who want to rent a home under false pretenses.
NEWCURB makelaars assesses the candidate tenant on the basis of the following activities:
- Testing in the BKR (credit registration bureau).
- Review in the EDR (credit information bureau).
- Identity check, test worldwide travel documents (passport or ID card) for authenticity, validity and in the missing / stolen database.
- Expat check, a check in the international blacklists.
- Request income data such as recent salary slips, including the bank statements of this salary, and an employer's statement.
- Requesting a landlord's statement if now in a rental home. The landlord statement is a reference of the current landlord.
Major maintenance is the responsibility of the landlord. You can think of replacing a central heating boiler, repairing window frames or painting the outer shell. The tenant is responsible for the daily minor maintenance, such as replacing a door handle or toilet seat.
A common question is whether furnished rental offers a better return than unfurnished rental. One of the advantages of furnished rental is that it can be very useful for expat tenants, since they can move into the house and do not have to buy furniture for a temporary rental period. In addition, the house can be rented out at a higher rent. If we look at the national average, this was approximately €2.50 per m2 for furnished homes in Q2 2021 than if you rented out the home unfurnished. (source: pararius)
The rules for renting out your home to multiple tenants, also known as home sharers, differ per municipality. In the municipality of Amsterdam, a permit is required for room rental if you want to rent it out to three or more people who do not form a family. It is always important to inform the municipality about the rules regarding room rental.
Here are some examples of service costs: Cleaning, caretaker, gas, water, electricity, depreciation of furniture, upholstery, glass insurance, etc. If you own an apartment, you pay owners Association costs, which you can partly pass on as service costs to a tenant.
Yes this is possible in various ways, in most cases this is done with a rental agreement for a definite period of time. Read more about temporary letting here.
Normally, the rent increase for a liberalized rental home (free sector) is not subject to a maximum. However, the government has decided for 2021 that there will be a maximum in connection with developments in the housing market, namely 1% plus inflation. This is from May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2024 and for 2021 (from May) this means a maximum increase of 2.4%.
A private sector rental home is a home that exceeds a rent of € 752.33 on the basis of the points system determined by the government. Free sector rental properties are via private landlords (investors) or housing associations. Rent allowance is not possible in most cases.
You can determine the rent for a private sector home yourself, there are no upper or lower limits. In addition, tenants look at the available rental properties at real estate agents and specific rental agents and search online on various housing websites such as Pararius and Funda. In order to properly rent out a property, it is therefore important to see what the rental prices are in your area and region in order to make a good estimate.