FAQ

Here, you will find the most frequently asked questions regarding the single-family homes and flats in Tudorpark and regarding the registration procedure.

General

1. I want to rent a house. What do I have to do?

Step 1: Use the ‘Register now' button on this website for a non-binding registration. You can always change your listed home preference.

Step 2: You will receive an e-mail with which you can create a password. You can then login to your personal home dossier (the IDD). Good to know: your e-mail address is your user name, and you yourself created the password.

Step 3: Under  'Mijn Gegevens', fill in your personal and financial details. You will notice the details you have entered in the website’s registration form are repeated here, please check them once again for accuracy. Are you renting with a partner? Fill in his/her details under ‘ Gegevens parrner'.

Step 4: Go to ‘Mijn documenten'. Please upload the requested financial and personal documents. Done? Click ‘ OPSLAAN'. Are you renting with a partner? Under 'Documenten partner' you can upload his/her documents.

Step 5: Have you changed your mind with regard to your home preference? This is where you can change your preferences, by clicking on  'Woningenvoorkeuren wijzigen'.

Step 6: Ready? Are you sure you did not forget to upload any documents? Then send us your registration by clicking 'Documenten compleet' !

Step 7: All (complete) registrations are checked by our Rental Team. Subsequently, allocation will take place automatically in order of receipt, based on availability and your personal preferences. If there are multiple reqristrations at the same time, there will be a draw.

Step 8: You will receive an e-mail specifying which house has been allocated to you. Do you accept? If so, you will receive the rental agreement by e-mail (unless otherwise indicated). You can place your digital signature on the rental agreement. Experiencing problems? Do not hesitate to contact the Rental Team. 

Step 9: And now it’s a question of waiting until your home is completed and you can pick up the key. The properties will be completed in phases. The first are expected to be completed after the summer. This is just a prognosis! All liability on our part relating to the expected date of completion is excluded. As soon as a date for your home has been set, we will let you know.

2. What conditions apply for renting?

To see if you qualify for a house, we need to check your income. You must meet the following requirements: a minimum gross annual income (minus any financial obligations such as alimony, mortgage, and personal loans) that meets the following criteria:

a)  1 income

•          Your gross annual income must be at least €38,035 (this is equal to the income ceiling for rented social housing) with rent between €721 and €885.  

•          Your gross annual income must be at least 43 to 45 times the basic monthly rent if the rent is between €886 and €1,599. This calculation applies if your gross annual income is between €38,098 and €72,000. You can use our rent calculator for a specific calculation.
•          Your gross annual income must be 45x the basic monthly rent if the rent is higher than €1,600. This calculation applies if your gross annual income is €72,000 or higher.

b)  2 incomes

In case of 2 incomes, both partners’ annual incomes are added up to establish the joint income. Next, the ratio between the two partner incomes in the joint income is assessed. 

•          Both incomes can be counted at 100%, provided that one of you earns at least 70% of your total joint income. This means the ratio must be 70/30 or higher (for example 80/20).

•    If the ratio is lower than 70/30 (for example 60/40), we take 70% of the highest partner income. The result of that calculation is then used as joint income. So, in this case the lowest income is not included.

Next, this joint income is used to calculate your maximum rent. 

EXAMPLE: If your joint income is €70,000, one of you must earn at least €70,000 x 70% = €49,000.

•    If the ratio is lower than 70/30 (for example 60/40), we take 70% of the highest partner income. The result of that calculation is then used as joint income. So, in this case the lowest income is not included.


EXAMPLE: Your joint income is €70,000; one partner earns €42,000 and the other €28,000. In that case we will take 70% of the highest income. This results in a joint income of €60,000 (instead of €70,000).

Next, this joint income is used to calculate your maximum rent. 

Equity capital

If you do not meet the income requirement but you have equity capital, 10% of the equity capital can be added to the annual income. For an exact calculation of the maximum possible monthly rent please use the rent calculator.

d) Self-employed or retired

Are you self-employed or retired? In that case different rules apply. Go to the rent calculator for more information and to calculate your maximum rent. 

3. How do I calculate my gross annual income?

Paid employment

Holiday allowance, a fixed 13th month, a year-end bonus and/or a structural profit distribution will be counted with the gross annual income. Flexible bonuses, a flexible profit distribution and/or compensation for a lease car cannot be included as income.

Retired 

The total annual income from the state pension (AOW) and any supplemental pensions (the most recent annual statements combined).

Independent entrepreneur

The gross annual income will be calculated based on the net operating results.

Own resources

Available assets in a Dutch bank account can be used if you cannot (entirely) meet the income requirement. 10% of the equity capital can be included as annual income.

Notedo you have fixed financial obligations such as repayments on mortgage, loans or alimony? The total annual obligations will be deducted from the gross annual income.

If you want to calculate the maximum that you can rent, use the rental charges calculator. For questions or additional information, please contact the Tudorpark rental team. 

4. Why is everything being done digitally?

We are striving to permit the rental process to be carried out digitally to the greatest possible extent. By means of the digital processing, we can respond more quickly and provide you with better support and you can organise everything from home.

Naturally, we would be happy to speak to you personally and we will help you, both digitally and personally, with finding the perfect home in Tudorpark for you.

5. What documents do I have to upload in order to register? And how do I do that?

To qualify for a home, we ask that you upload your documents when you get started with registering.

Important tips regarding your privacy:

  • Indicate on all documents “COPY dated (current date), for rental homes TUDORPARK”
  • Black out or remove your BSN number on all documents (wage slips, annual statements, tax returns, etc.)

We will only request documents that are applicable to your working and living situation. You can only upload PDF, PNG and JPG files with a maximum size of 32 MB. Be sure to upload clear and legible files. If a document consists of multiple pages, combine all of these pages in one PDF.

Unfortunately, documents cannot be delivered by e-mail or as hard copy by post.

Paid employment

  • Recent employer's declaration (not older than 1 month)
  • Wage slips from the past 3 months
  • Bank statements with the salary deposit for the past 3 months

Retired/Benefit

  • Annual statements from the past year (state pension, supplemental pensions, benefits agency)
  • Copy of the bank statement with the pension payments/benefits payments from the past 3 months

Independent entrepreneur

  • Balance, profit and loss account from the 2 most recent years (prepared by an accountant)
  • Forecast 2018 (prepared by an accountant)
  • Recent extract from the Chamber of Commerce (no older than 1 month)

Own resources

  • Bank account daily statement (from a Dutch bank account)

Owner-occupied home

  • (Provisional) deed
  • Annual mortgage statement
  • Mortgage covenant
  • Extract from the municipal personal records database (Gemeentelijke Basis Administratie, GBA/BRP)

Rental home

  • Landlord's notice
  • Extract from the municipal personal records database (Gemeentelijke Basis Administratie, GBA/BRP)

Cohabitating

  • Extract from the municipal personal records database (Gemeentelijke Basis Administratie, GBA/BRP)

Only complete files will be processed, so be sure to double check your file! Unfortunately, without the required appendices, we cannot process your registration.

If you have questions regarding the privacy of your data, read our privacy statement in the bar at the bottom of the home page of this website.

6. Which documents should I upload in the digital file?

Paid employment

- Recent employer's declaration (not older than 1 month
- Wage slips from the past 3 months
- Bank statements with the salary deposit for the past 3 months

Retired/Benefit

- Annual statements from the past year (state pension, supplemental pensions, benefits agency)
- Copy of the bank statement with the pension payments/benefits payments from the past 3 months

Independent entrepreneur

- Balance, profit and loss account from the 2 most recent years (prepared by an accountant)
- Forecast 2018 (prepared by an accountant)
- Recent extract from the Chamber of Commerce (no older than 1 month)

Own resources

- Bank account daily statement (from a Dutch bank account)

Owner-occupied home

- (Provisional) deed
- Annual mortgage statement
- Mortgage covenant
- Extract from the municipal personal records database (Gemeentelijke Basis Administratie, GBA/BRP)

Rental home

Landlord's notice
- Extract from the municipal personal records database (Gemeentelijke Basis Administratie, GBA/BRP)

Cohabitating

-Extract from the municipal personal records database (Gemeentelijke Basis Administratie, GBA/BRP)

Only complete files will be processed, so be sure to double check your file! Unfortunately, without the required appendices, we cannot process your registration.

If you have questions regarding the privacy of your data, read our privacy statement in the bar at the bottom of the home page of this website.

7. Why must I provide these documents?

To determine whether you satisfy the specified income requirement, we need your personal and financial information. With these documents, the rental team will carry out a credit check. We rent homes in the free sector. Therefore, a regular, steady income and a good payment history is important. Our test follows the guidelines of the NIBUD, the Dutch National Institute for Budget Advice.

8. How will Bouwinvest handle my details?

Bouwinvest collects and processes your details when you visit our website and/or register for a rental property via our website. We process data in order to meet our obligations as landlord and to do what we do as best as we can, in accordance with applicable laws. Do you want to know more? Please read our privacystatement.

9. How will the homes be allocated?

Based on the income requirement, home preferences, availability, completeness of your registration and an identity and credit check specified for the home, the homes will be assigned automatically to the most suitable candidate by order of receipt.  If muliple applications arrice at the same time, there will be a draw.  If there are multiple registrations at te same time, there will be a draw.

10. Will I be required to pay registration costs or brokerage fees?

You will not be required to pay registration costs or brokerage fees.

11. When does a deposit apply?

A deposit will not be required by default, but only when extra security is required. The guarantee deposit equals 3x of the monthly basic rent. Of course, you will be notified whether a guarantee deposit applies. The guarantee deposit and the first month's rent must be paid prior to the key exchange.

A guarantee deposit of 3 months applies if:

  • the income partly consists of private equity;
  •  you are self-employed, a director or shareholder;
  • you have come from abroad and a credit check is impossible;
  •  you have a temporary employment contract;
  • you do not meet the income requirements as stated by Bouwinvest;
  • you are in your probationary period of an employment contract for an indefinite period.

12. What is the minimum rental period?

The rental agreement is for a period of at least 12 months, and the agreement is tacitly renewed. After that period, you can terminate the agreement on any day of the month. A notice period of one full month applies.

13. Will I also pay service costs in addition to the rental price?

Family houses:
No, you will not pay service costs for the family homes.

14. What are the monthly fixed costs?

Along with the rental price and any service costs, you must take into account a number of other fixed costs. Your individual costs for electricity, heating and water depend on your consumption. This also applies for TV, Internet and telephone.

Additionally, you as a renter will pay taxes, such as water taxes, waste levies and so on. For the costs of insurance for your household effects and liability, we refer you to your insurance advisor. 

15. Can another person guarantee performance on my behalf?

Unfortunately, a guarantee by third parties (such as your parents) will not be accepted.

16. Can I rent a home as a student or can i share the accommodation?

You can only rent a house if you meet the income requirement, and the income of no more than 2 persons can be considered in a joint income.

A guarantee by a third party (e.g. parents) will not be accepted.
If you are a student, we regret that you cannot rent accommodation with us. The reason for this is that you must meet our income requirement. Also, sharing accommodation is not allowed. Sharing accommodation is defined as three or more persons who are not family living together. So, sharing a house with 2 or more friends is not possible with us.
If you want to rent a house with someone without being in a relationship, renting together is allowed.

17. Can I apply for a housing benefit?

It is not possible to apply for a housing benefit for homes in the private sector. You can only apply for a housing benefit for social rental homes with a maximum rental price of EUR € 720.42 (price level 2019).

18. What are the finish materials of the homes?

Family houses:
Download the PDF (NL)of the finished condition here for more information on the finished of the kitchen, bathroom and other rooms in the homes.

19. Can I park near my home?

Residents and visitors are free to park in the designated parking spaces. 

20. Can I view the homes?

The houses are currently being built. For safety reasons, accessing the building site independently is not allowed. At a later stage, we will discuss possibilities for organising a viewing day with the builder. As soon as we have more information about this, we will inform you via the website and in a newsletter. 

In phase 1, a video of the model house was made. View the video to get an impression, and look out for the updates for an announcement of the next house viewing.

21. What type of heating system will the houses have?

The houses will be heated by means of underfloor heating on the ground floor and radiators on the first floor. The bathroom will have underfloor heating and a design radiator.

22. When will the houses be completed?

The houses will be completed in three phases:

- We expect the first 8 houses to be complete in the first quarter of 2020. 
- The next 8 houses will be complete in the second quarter of 2020.
- The remaining 62 houses will be complete in the third quarter of 2020.

Please note: This is an estimate!
We accept no liability with respect to the expected completion date.
The tenant will be informed of the date the keys will be handed over no later than 4 weeks before completion.

23. How do I log on to my housing file (iDD)?

Once registration has started, a ‘Log in’ link will be available in the top right corner of the website. 

24. When will the residences be rented public?

The registration starts will start as soon as all rental information with respect to the houses is ready. The houses will be completed in phases, and will be made available for rent in two phases.

1. The 16 houses to be completed in the first six months of 2020 will be put up for rent in the fourth quarter of 2019.

2. The 62 houses to be completed in the second half of 2020 will be put up for rent in 2020.

25. Who is the owner of the rental properties?

The rental properties of Tudorpark are part of the Bouwinvest Residential Fund. Bouwinvest is one of the largest independent asset managers specialized in real estate. They do this for various Dutch pension funds. They have over 16,000 free sector rental properties throughout the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.bouwinvest.nl.