FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Gross monthly income is to be at least 3-3,5 times the basic rent of the apartment. Fixed allowances, such as holiday allowance and a thirteenth salary, may be included in the calculation.
  • The income of a partner may be included for half its worth.
  • One has to have a contract of employment for the minimum of one year, and should provide an employer’s statement.
  • Phase A temporary employment contracts cannot be included in the total income (do mind: this income will be considered when applying for a housing permit, which is a requisite for certain residences and should be applied for at the Municipality The Hague).
  • Unfortunately, we cannot offer housing to legally incapacitated people.
  • Third party guarantees are only allowed on a limited basis, and determined per individual case.
  • Are you an entrepreneur? Then, you are required to disclose the last two annual figures, which have been approved and authenticated by a licensed accountant. Based on these numbers, it will be determined whether one’s income can be accepted. Next to this, a deposit for an average of three months is usually requested as well.
  • Are you a pensioner? Your gross annual income will then be determined based on your pension and/or social security (Pension Credit/Old Age Pensions Act). This data will then be considered per individual case.
  • A poor history regarding payments can be a cause for rejection.
  • Before we can, acting in name of our client, rent a residence, we are obliged to investigate the information that has been provided by you. Your previous landlord/landlady, as well as your current employer, will be contacted to verify the references you included and to ascertain the legitimacy of the documents. You are obliged to turn over these documents only after having been assigned a residence. If you do not fulfil all necessary requirements, this reservation will be cancelled. To avoid any disappointments, we advise you to carefully consider the selection criteria beforehand, to see whether you might be eligible for a residence.
  • The authorities will always be notified in case of forged documents.

The first apartments will be finished and available as of April 1 2020.

The minimal period for renting is 12 months. After this, the rental agreement will run for an indefinite amount of time. After the first 12 months, the rental agreement can be terminated with a one month cancellation period. In the first 12 month period it is not possible to terminate the rental agreement.

To be found eligible for an apartment, one should receive a gross salary that is at least 3 to 3.5 times the net rent.
Different income calculations are applied to dual incomes. In those cases, half of the second income will be used for calculating the rent standard.

Whether a housing permit is required depends on the apartment. The estate agent will be able to inform you on which apartments do need a housing permit, and which don’t. A housing permit is explicitly required for the 1- and 2-room apartments.

The requirements that need to be fulfilled in order to obtain a housing permit can be found on the website of the Municipality The Hague:

https://www.denhaag.nl/nl/vergunningen-en-ontheffingen/woonvergunningen/huisvestingsvergunning-aanvragen.htm

If so desired, the estate agent can help you in applying for a housing permit (this will need to be compensated). Likewise, when renting the apartments, they will take into account whether you fulfil the requirements that needed to be met in order to obtain a housing permit.

Pets are allowed with reservations, so long as they do not cause any nuisances or damages.

Your rental agreement will thus contain a clause stating that, if you were to keep a pet that is a nuisance, you will be fined with €20,- for every day the offense lasts. The caretaker will strictly observe these regulations. The rental agreement will furthermore prescribe that, in case of continuous problems and notices from other residents, the rental agreement will be terminated.

The deposit amounts to 1 month of the net rent.

If you are self-employed or have your own establishment, you are expected to pay 3 months of deposit.

If you do not meet the income requirements, the landlord/landlady might change the demands with regard to the deposit.

The apartments in DOCK 3 and DOCK 4:

The apartments come with a living area between ca 59 m2 and 116 m2, as either a two-, three-, or four-room apartment. The apartments all have their own storage unit (found inside the apartment, with a hookup for washing machines and dryers). There is a communal bicycle storage on the ground floor where bicycles can be stored. Each apartment is equipped with a private outdoor space, either as a balcony, gallery, terrace or garden, with a minimum surface area of 6 m2. One of the apartments has both a balcony and a garden, amounting to a total of 50 m2 of outdoor space.

The apartments are heated through underfloor heating. For the heating and hot water supply, all apartments are part of a collective ATES-installation provided for by Eteck. Each renter is obliged to conclude a supply agreement with Eteck. A CAI-connection will be set up in very apartment, as well as an optical fibre hookup. The residents are free to choose their own provider for this.

All apartments are endowed with a living room and open kitchen, equipped with luxurious appliances such as a refrigerator with freezer, induction stove with a 90cm wide range hood, dishwasher and combination microwave-oven.

All apartments have a separate toilet (thus, not situated inside the bathroom). The shower in the bathroom has a glass screen and a thermostatic shower tap. Next to that, there is a bathroom vanity with integrated sink and a matching mirroring closet. The entire bathroom is tiled all the way up to the ceiling. This is the same as in the toilet, which has a wall-hung toilet and small sink.

The walls in the living room, bedrooms and hallway are covered with non-woven wallpaper, which is painted with RAL 9010 with, depending on the type of apartment, one wall being painted in a contrasting colour, as determined by the landlord/landlady’s interior architect. The apartments will furthermore be equipped with PVC flooring with baseboards of 12cm high in RAL 9010 for an elegant appearance.

The inner doors found inside the apartment (excluding the entrance door) are inset doors with no overhead lighting.

The apartments in DOCK 5:

The apartments have a living area between ca 29m2 and 101.7m2, and one-/two-/three-/four-room apartments. The one- and two-room apartments have either a French balcony, or balcony or garden. The three- and four-room apartments all have their own outdoor space, with either a balcony, terrace or garden with a minimum surface area of 4m2. The apartments with a living area over 50m2 have their own storage unit (found inside the apartment, with a hookup for washing machines and dryers). There is a communal bicycle storage on the ground floor where (electric) bicycles can be stored. 

The apartments are heated through underfloor heating. For the heating and hot water supply, all apartments are part of a collective ATES-installation provided for by Eteck. Each renter is obliged to conclude a supply agreement with Eteck. A CAI-connection will be set up in very apartment, as well as an optical fibre hookup. The residents are free to choose their own provider for this.

All apartments are endowed with a living room with open kitchen. The one-and two-room apartments without private storage units have a undercounter integrated refrigerator with freezer, induction stove with range hood and a combination microwave-oven. There is a space inside the kitchen reserved for the placing of a washing machine or dishwasher, which the renter is expected to install by him-/herself. All necessary hook-ups are present.

The apartments with private storage units have a(n) (open) kitchen, equipped with luxurious appliances such as a refrigerator with freezer, induction stove with a 90cm wide range hood, dishwasher and combination microwave-oven.

The bathrooms are equipped with a shower with glass screen and a thermostatic shower tap. In the smaller apartments the toilet is situated inside the bathroom. In all other apartments there is a separate toilet. Next to that, there is a bathroom vanity with integrated sink and a matching mirroring closet. The entire bathroom is tiled all the way up to the ceiling. All toilets have a wall-mounted toilet and, if the toilet is situated in a separate room, a small sink. These separate toilets are tiled floor-to-ceiling as well.

The walls in the living room, bedrooms and hallway are covered with non-woven wallpaper, which is painted with RAL 9010 with, depending on the type of apartment, one wall being painted in a contrasting colour, as determined by the landlord/landlady’s interior architect. The apartments will furthermore be equipped with PVC flooring with baseboards of 12cm high in RAL 9010 for an elegant appearance.

The inner doors found inside the apartment (excluding the entrance door) are inset doors with no overhead lighting.

Designated areas meant for containers are present on the ground floor of each building. You can deposit your household waste inside these containers.

A communal storage room for bicycles can be found on the ground floor of each building. You can safely keep your bicycle(s) here.

All apartments in DOCK 3 and DOCK 4 have their own private storage unit. In DOCK 5, the three- and four-room apartments are certain to have their own private storage unit.

Once the website is completely finished, you will be able to consult the layout of the residences, and check whether your preferred apartment is equipped with its own storage unit. Otherwise, this can be verified by the estate agent.

At this point in time, we are still in the process of answering all possible questions, and uploading them. In the following weeks, additional questions and their corresponding answers will be added, among which more information regarding the procedure. If you desire an immediate answer to your question, you are invited to contact either one of the estate agents; Number XII Exclusive Real Estate – +3170 20 51 192, or Duinzigt Wonen – +3170 20 51 192.

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