Setting up Utility Accounts in the Netherlands

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Setting out on a new adventure in the Netherlands is an exciting prospect. The land of windmills, tulips, and bicycles welcomes you with open arms, but before you can settle into your cosy new home, there’s a checklist that needs tackling. Klippa Relocation is here to help you navigate the complex process of setting up your utility accounts.

Rental Market State of Play: January 2024

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In our January 2024 rental market update, we touch upon some key developments in London, Paris, and Amsterdam, cities that continue to attract global interest. London’s rental market presents signs of moderation, according to Rightmove’s recent analysis, while Paris continues to shine with its third consecutive year as the world’s top city destination, bolstered by a thriving tourism industry and the upcoming Olympics. On the other hand, Amsterdam’s rental market faces ongoing challenges, with the non-rent controlled sector experiencing an 8.5% increase in rents.

Right to Rent in the UK: A Guide for Expats

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The Right-to-Rent checks were implemented in England as part of broader efforts to ensure lawful immigration status for those renting property. As an expat choosing to make your home here, you will be required to provide documentation confirming your eligibility to reside in the UK. These straightforward checks help landlords and agents avoid unintentionally renting to someone without proper status, which can protect them from penalties.

UK Letting Agents: Advice for Expats

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Moving to the UK as a working expat comes with its fair share of challenges, one of them being securing suitable housing. When navigating UK rental markets, many expats will have to engage with a letting agent. This comprehensive guide will explain how to deal with letting agents while addressing tenant requirements like credit checks and tenant profiles.

Rental Market State of Play: December 2023

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Welcome to our December 2023 Rental Market Overview, where we’ll be giving you the lay of the land on the rental market scene in London, Amsterdam and Paris. We begin with London, which, after months of high averages, has finally started to witness some moderation in rental prices. The City of Light, Paris, is bracing for the upcoming 2024 Olympics, a spectacle that’s projected to have a ripple effect on local rental trends. From the Dutch heartland, Amsterdam sends signals of impending rental price hikes, accentuated by a recent jump in rental costs for the last quarter of 2023. In every city, the market dynamics differ, illustrating the need for tailored insights to navigate the varied landscape. Read on for our comprehensive and informative journey through the rental property markets.

Rental Market State of Play: November 2023

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As we approach the end of 2023, the rental markets in London, Paris, and Amsterdam continue to evolve, presenting unique opportunities and challenges for those looking to relocate. London maintains its global appeal, ranking first in Resonance Consultancy’s list of the best cities on the planet, with Paris following in second place. Meanwhile, Amsterdam’s recent changes in rental legislation are reshaping its property market. For those seeking expert guidance in navigating their relocation journey, Klippa Relocation is here to provide valuable insights and support, backed by data-driven rental market analysis and a dedication to customer satisfaction.

Rental Market State of Play: October 2023

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Welcome to October’s rental market report, where we delve into the latest insights and trends across three major European cities – London, Amsterdam and Paris. This report provides key rental market data, showcasing the forces that shape the cost and supply of rental properties. From bustling London with its soaring borough-specific rent increases to the ‘bedbug plague’ impinging on Paris’ property market and the legal tensions stirring up Amsterdam’s rental scene, we keep you in sync with the pulse of these dynamic rental landscapes.

Understanding Overcrowding in UK Rental Properties

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Overcrowding in UK rental properties is an issue that poses challenges to landlords, tenants, and the housing industry. The concern arises when there is an excessive number of occupants for a given space, resulting in complications like inadequate living space, challenges with living standards, various health risks, and potential fines for landlords under the UK property law.

Unlocking the Dutch Rental Market

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The Netherlands continues to be a hotspot for expatriates due to the significant presence of global companies, especially in its flourishing tech, finance, and diplomatic sectors. Amsterdam, as the capital city, remains a top choice for these professionals, offering a vibrant lifestyle alongside noteworthy economic opportunities. The Dutch rental market reflects this demand, with rental costs in Amsterdam and other major cities continuing to rise given the influx of skilled foreign workers.

Rental Market State of Play: September 2023

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To summarise the key points from our September 2023 Rental Market Overview, tenants in London are facing increasingly high rents, which have eaten up the largest percentage of their gross income in recent years. The demand for rental property in Paris has increased, while supply has decreased significantly, making it difficult for those looking to rent. Finally, renters in Amsterdam, particularly those in properties built after 2010, are experiencing increased noise and environmental pollution. Keep an eye on the Klippa Relocation Blog for helpful tips and insights into the ever-changing rental market landscape in various European cities.

A Guide to Income Requirements for Renting in the Netherlands

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Moving to the Netherlands is the start of an exciting new chapter, and having safe, welcoming housing can make the transition easier. To support you on this journey, we’re providing insights into the Dutch housing market, with a particular focus on income requirements for rental properties. Our team of experts is well-versed in the local rental market and can help you understand the income requirements set by landlords and agencies.

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