It's also wise to use an MVA agent if you want to rent out your home in Amsterdam. Every MVA agent is very well-informed about current tenancy law in the Netherlands and has superior knowledge about the supply and demand in the Amsterdam housing market. At no obligation to you, he/she can talk with you about all that’s involved in renting out your home – for example, acquiring an energy label, checking the deed of division and internal regulations to see whether leasing is permissible, verifying whether a diplomatic clause is required and so on. The agent can then offer you a sound opinion regarding the asking price and the price you can expect to receive. The agent will also provide you with a quote relating to the estate agent’s fees. If you decide to employ the agent, these agreements will be recorded in writing.
In addition to giving you tips on how to prepare your home for rental, the agent will formulate a marketing plan and ensure that your home is presented in the best way possible on websites (such as mva.nl and funda.nl) and potentially social media. The agent will conduct viewings and can answer questions from potential tenants. You’ll be informed of the progress after the viewings.
The negotiations will be conducted on your behalf in close cooperation with you, so as to achieve the best result. The estate agent will check the tenant's solvency, formulate the leasing terms and draw up the lease. When the tenant moves in to the property, the agent will take care of the inspection report with photos of the home, ensure that the security deposit and rent have been paid, check the list of furniture and fittings, and record the meter readings. Your agent will be available to answer any questions you may have in the meantime.