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Wat zijn expats

If you’re planning to put a house up for rent in the Netherlands, one of the possible sorts of tenants are expats. But what does it mean for you to hire to an expat, and what kind of tenants are expats actually?


What is an expat?

Expats are people that live in another country with another culture for a temporary time for work. These are highly-educated people that are working in another country for a temporary amount of time. Consequently, these workers are in need for a living space during the time that they are away from home.


Have you been given the unique opportunity to work abroad for a few years? Or have you decided to leave the Netherlands to take a sabbatical? These are exciting new opportunities! In addition to making the necessary housing arrangements in your new country, if you own a home in the Netherlands, you'll also have to make arrangements here. We would be happy to discuss the possibilities of renting out your home temporarily.


Now that interest rates have plummeted to an all-time low, saving is becoming less interesting. For this reason, many people are looking towards alternative forms of investment. Have you ever considered investing in real estate?


To create an impressive photo gallery, it's important to make sure your home looks its best. This is the first step in ensuring good photographic results. The best place to start is by cleaning and tidying up your house, but the checklist below will help you add the finishing touches!


Renting out your property can be extremely advantageous from a financial perspective. You will receive a monthly rental income and can charge municipal taxes and levies to the tenant if the property is furnished. Other advantages include social control and a property that is heated and kept clean. Renting out your home is a smart move if you plan on living abroad for an extended period of time.

When a property is vacant for too long, it can put a serious strain on your finances. That's why it's important to make your property as attractive as possible with an eye towards preventing long-term vacancy. Keep reading to find out how.