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Registering and viewing

How do I register for a Vesteda rental home?

Registering for a Vesteda rental home is easily done online. Find the property that suits you and follow the steps you see when you click on 'register'.

Good to know before you register: Vesteda has income requirements. These can be found on the page of the property that you are viewing. If you do not meet the income requirements, you are unfortunately not eligible for the home. You will then automatically receive a rejection by e-mail.

Read more about our income requirements

    1. Search the website for your ideal home using the search bar and the search filters. View the specific property information, such as the photos, the floor plan, the specific characteristics, rent and income conditions.
    2. Select the property (or properties) of your preference and register for free by clicking the register button. You can also opt for the save option and continue searching in the range.
    3. Create your free search profile on the Renting at Vesteda website and complete your housing requirements and personal details. In a secure environment, you enter your other details, change your preferences and request your viewing. In this environment we guide you step by step to your new home.

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I want to view a property. Which documents must I provide?

Are you registered with us and have you received a message that you can view a property? Then we ask you by e-mail to deliver a number of documents to us. These documents serve to verify your income and identity.

View the checklist to be able to view a property well prepared and perhaps rent it!

Required documents checklist

How can I view a property?

Want to have a look at one of our properties? Register via our website free of charge. We will select the most suitable candidate from the registrations that we receive for a property. We therefore advise you to complete your application file as much as possible when registering.

Would you like to be kept up-to-date on the properties available from Vesteda? Register for free and create an account.  

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Are there waiting lists?

All the properties shown on our website are available. There are no waiting lists. We will select the most suitable candidate from the registrations that we receive for a property. We therefore advise you to complete your application file as much as possible when registering.

Would you like to be kept up-to-date on the properties available from Vesteda?

Create a free account (NL)

What conditions must I satisfy to be eligible for a Vesteda rental property?

Have you found your dream home on our website? If so, you’ll want to do everything you can to be selected. All Vesteda tenants must satisfy a number of conditions. 

Download our rental conditions here.

If you satisfy all conditions, this ensures us that we have good tenants, and that our tenants have good neighbours.

Can I rent a property together with my spouse?

If you can demonstrate that you run a joint household on a long-term basis with your partner, you are eligible to rent as a couple. Both your names will be mentioned on the rental contract. In this case, you can combine both of your incomes to calculate your maximum rent.

We do not rent housing to students. Also, for most projects it is not possible to share a property with another person such as a friend or colleague, not even if you are sponsored by a third party. In some projects, you can share a property with another person such as a friend or colleague. We call this ‘house-sharing’. If this is allowed, this will be mentioned on the property page.

Can I rent a property with someone else?

Renting with your partner

If you can demonstrate that you run a joint household on a long-term basis with your partner, you are eligible to rent as a couple. Both your names will be mentioned on the rental contract. In this case, you can combine both of your incomes to calculate your maximum rent.

Calculate your maximum rent

 

Renting with someone who is not your partner (housing-sharers)

In some projects, you can share a property with another person such as a friend or colleague. We call this ‘house-sharing’. If this is allowed, this will be mentioned on the property page.

Read the important information on house-sharing with Vesteda.

I’m a student. Can I rent an accommodation from Vesteda?

We do not rent out homes to students, not even if they are sponsored by their parents.

Can someone else (for example, parents) rent a property for me?

No, this is not possible. The person who will be living at the property, i.e. the primary tenant, must register with the local authorities as the resident of the property. It is not legal in the Netherlands to have more than one address as your primary address. Unfortunately, it is not possible to rent from Vesteda even if you are sponsored by your parents, for example. As a tenant, you have to satisfy the income criteria yourself.

I registered for a home provided by Vesteda with Jaap.nl. Why doesn't the property listings on Jaap.nl match the listings on the website vesteda.com?

Jaap.nl is one of the many so-called spider website. This website collects a lot of data from other housing providers and showcases this on their own website. This makes it more likely that the information displayed is outdated. We therefore advise you to first look up the property with vesteda.com on address level to see if the property is still available. You can then register for free with us as well! This way you are always well informed of the available property listings. You can then register for free with us!

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Income requirements

Why does each property have income criteria?

The monthly rent has a significant impact on your budget. We want to prevent you from getting into financial problems because you are unable to pay the rent. In addition, Vesteda works for professional property owners such as pension funds and investors. Just like our tenants, they are also clients of Vesteda and expect us to select suitable tenants for our properties in a well-considered manner. This selection is based on:

  • Your income in relation to the rent
  • Your creditworthiness
  • ID fraud
  • Improper use of the rental property

We are aware that we ask you to provide a lot of personal information when you register for a rental property. It is good to know that any new neighbours you have are selected in the same manner.

If you have any questions about how we deal with your privacy, please contact us.

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How much do I have to earn to be able to rent a property?

On our website you can find the rental properties which are available. Within every profile, under the header "Can I rent this property?" you can see what your minimum gross income requirement is.

Our requirements are calculated as follows:

Monthly rentNumber of tenantsGross monthly income
€700 - €1,00014 x the montly rental payment
€700 - €1,00024.5 x the monthly rental payment
more than €1,00013.5 x the monthly rental payment
more than €1,00024 x the monthly rental payment

An Example. Suppose you want to rent a home with a monthly rent of € 746. 

  • If you want to rent the home by yourself, your gross monthly income has to be at least € 746 x 4 = € 2,984.
  • If you want to rent the home with your partner, your gross monthly income combines needs to be at least € 746 x 4.5 = € 3,357.

Read here how to calculate your gross monthly income

Read here about renting with someone else

How do I calculate my gross monthly income?

The way in which you calculate the gross monthly income depends on your situation:

  • I am in salaried employment.

    Your monthly salary is your gross salary excluding holiday pay, bonuses, or other variable remuneration. The gross salary must be based on the fixed working hours as set out in your employment contract.

    If you have a temporary employment contract, we will ask you to send us an employer’s statement, in which your employer states that he or she intends to renew your contract at the end of its term by at least six months.
  • I am self-employed.

    Divide your average net pre-tax annual profits for the past two years by 24. Enter the result as your gross monthly income.

    Self-employed persons will normally have to provide a security deposit equivalent to three months’ rent.
  • I am retired.

    Calculate your gross monthly income by adding 30% to your available monthly income.

  • I do not have an income or my income is not sufficient, but someone else wants to act as a sponsor for me.

    Vesteda does not rent out property to interested parties who are sponsored by third parties.
Can I include my private capital when calculating my maximum rent?

Do you have private capital such as savings? Then you may add 10% of the assets divided by twelve to your gross monthly income.

Example: your total savings are €12,000 euros.

10% of €12,000 = €1,200 and €1,200 / 12 = €100

You may add €100 to your gross monthly income.

Can I include child maintenance when calculating my maximum rent?

You may not add child maintenance to your gross monthly income. It is therefore not included when calculating the maximum rent.

Can I include spousal maintenance when calculating my maximum rent?

If you receive spousal maintenance, you can add this to your gross monthly income.

Rental requirements

What are your rental conditions?

Vesteda uses terms and conditions of the tenancy agreement. Take a look at the document for more information.

More information about the income criteria you will find here.

What are the contract costs?

Every new tenant pays a one-time fee of €113.74, including VAT, to cover the administrative and contract costs involved in preparing and signing the rental contract. These include costs for a nameplate, viewings, My Vesteda, and digital signing of the rental agreement.

What is the minimum rental period?

You rent a Vesteda property for a minimum of one year. The minimum notice period is one month.

Rental contract

Do I have to pay a deposit if I want to rent a property?

When you rent a property from Vesteda, you must provide a standard security deposit of one month’s rent. If you’re a sole trader/self-employed, we will ask you to provide a security deposit equivalent to three months’ rent.

The amount of security deposit may differ depending on the documents you provide.

What are the contract costs?

Every new tenant pays a one-time fee of €113.74, including VAT, to cover the administrative and contract costs involved in preparing and signing the rental contract. These include costs for a nameplate, viewings, My Vesteda, and digital signing of the rental agreement.

What is the minimum rental period?

You rent a Vesteda property for a minimum of one year. The minimum notice period is one month.