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What is the Dutch Points System and what does it mean for me?

 

The Dutch housing market is strongly regulated, with rental prices largely determined by what is known as the 'home points system', the 'home valuation system' or the 'rental price points system'.

The points system reflects the quality of an 'independent home', defined as a home with its own entrance, kitchen and toilet. The bigger, nicer and better located the property, the more points it is awarded. The total number of points translates into a monthly rental price and may determine who can live in the property.

In general, the cheaper the rent, the more restrictions there are on who is able to live there. To quality for the cheapest rents you will need to;

 

1) Have a housing permit, for which you must have a Dutch passport or valid residence permit,

2) Prove you have an economic or social link with Amsterdam and

3) Your taxable income level must be below EUR 42.000 per year (2012).

You can find more specific information here.

 

As a tenant, the most important thing for you to check is that your agency is familiar with the points system. Unfortunately, not all of them are, which can lead to problems for you later. An agency should ensure that any property you choose to rent complies with the points system.

Perfect Housing works with professional agencies with a deep understanding of Dutch market regulations. We do not promote illegal properties on our website and we ensure that the owners, our partners work with, are bona fide and that the rental prices comply with the points system.

 

Please contact us for further information. Or register here so that our Home Search partner can contact you to discuss your housing requirements.












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