View an apartment in Amsterdam

View an apartment in Amsterdam

Congratulations! You have planned your first viewing for a new apartment in Amsterdam. But what's the best way to prepare for this viewing? In this article, Expat Rental Scout explains all the tips and tricks to get the most out of the viewing.

First of all, it is best to prepare your viewing in advance. Make sure you bring everything you need and dress well. It is important that you give the owner a good impression to increase your chances. Be polite, make eye contact, and be excited about the apartment (in case you like it, of course). Take the time to take photos or videos of each room so you can watch them later. Please bring the following documents to be well prepared:

  • A copy of your passport
  • A copy of your CV
  • A copy of your employment contract, for your work in the Netherlands
  • Bank statements for any of the past 12 months
  • If applicable, a completed rental application form

Compile a folder with these documents and keep them digitally ready. This way you can easily display or email them to the owner or agent.

When it's time to go to the actual viewing in Amsterdam, bring the following checklist. While Expat Rental Scout will attend and evaluate the viewing with you, this checklist contains important questions for you to ask the owner yourself.

  • What is the monthly rent?
  • What is included in the rental price?
  • What other costs are there?
  • If required, does the property include parking? If so, how much does it cost?
  • Is the apartment furnished (if you didn't know yet)?
  • What is the duration of the rental contract?
  • What are the income requirements for this apartment?
  • What is the deposit?
  • How long is the cancellation period if I want to move?
  • Are there any problems with the apartment? (e.g. technical problems)
  • What types of maintenance are my responsibility and which are the owners.
  • Who is the contact person for repair or maintenance?
  • (If applicable) are pets allowed?

After the viewing, Expat Rental Scout will evaluate the viewing with you. If you like the apartment we will discuss the next step and get all the documents in order!

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