Finding a home
With a general housing shortage and waiting lists for subsidised houses, getting situated in Breda can be quite an undertaking to the unfamiliar. It is likely the range and style of accommodation available is also quite different from what you’re used to. There are several options for those moving to Breda and various agencies that can help you in your search.
Renting a property
Essentially, there are two rental markets:public housing (sociale huurwoningen) or the free (vrije) private sector.
Whichever you opt for, all rental dwellings are subject to the House Value Rating System (woningwaarderingsstelsel) whereby the quality of a house is awarded points for standards, size, location, and facilities. It is particularly useful for calculating whether the rental price is fair in proportion to the quality of your home. Visit VROM (Ministry of Housing) for an overview.
Klik voor Wonen acts as an intermediary for letting and selling residential properties, parking spaces and business premises for three cooperating housing associations in Breda:
Once you have registered, you can respond to all houses presented by the three housing associations. The website gives a complete overview of all houses that are for sale and for rent. There are various ways to search, to indicate your preferences and you can take options there and then. It is also possible to respond to parking spaces and business premises that are for rent.
Renting in Breda
The online platform Te Huur in Breda forms part of Renting in the Netherlands – an initiative which was set up in 2010, where landlords can offer their rooms, houses and apartments for rent.
Looking for a room?
Are you looking for student accommodation? Visit Klik voor Kamers.
Buying a house or apartment
If you’re planning a long-term stay in the city, there are excellent monetary benefits that come with becoming a homeowner. Mortgage (hypotheek) interest payments are subject to tax deductions if the house is your primary residence, and even the notary (notaris) costs that go into the signing of the contract are tax deductible. Also, the advantage of having your employer either pay the rent or contribute to it is taxed as a benefit.