You are spared the inconvenience of arranging major repairs or maintenance, as well as the risk of not being able to sell the property before your departure back home. There are many options for renting a property in the private sector in the Leiden area– both fully furnished and unfurnished.
Finding a suitable home for you and your family is not easy if you lack knowledge of the local market. As an expat, you will require several non-standard conditions to be added to a tenancy agreement. For example, a diplomatic clause, which enables you to end a contract more easily. It is also important to note that in The Netherlands there are two different types of rental housing available: social and private housing. Most housing in The Netherlands accessible to expats is private housing, but as a prospective renter it is good to be informed on the way the markets are structured and what each kind of housing entails.
Additionally, it may be useful to note the following facts if you plan to rent a property:
- You will pay rent in advance on a monthly basis.
- A months’ worth of rent as deposit is common. Some landlords require two months' rent. The deposit will be refunded as soon as possible after the lease has been ended.
- Major maintenance is the responsibility of the property owner. Minor repairs are your own responsibility.
De Raad MakelaarsRead about De Raad Makelaars here
Offers rental houses in and around Leiden for short and long-term, fully furnished and shell new-build rentals.
TweelwonenFind out more about Tweelwonen
Renting, letting and managing rental properties. Has offices in Leiden, Noordwijk, The Hague, Utrecht and Rotterdam.
Eigen Haard Real Estate AgencyVisit Eigen Haard Real Estate Agency here
75 years of experience in local housing market. Can provide lots of experience and expertise when it comes to accommodation to rent or a house to buy.
Kamerraad Housing AgencyRead about Kamerraad Housing Agency
Considered as one of the best renting and letting specialists for a diversity of residential premises in the Leiden area since 1985.
PakasaRead more about Pakasa here
Pakasa provides short stay housing in the city center of Leiden.