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Technical inspection report in English

For expats we can organise a technical inspection report for buying a house in the Netherlands. Also called a home inspection. This report is written in English. Buying a house in Amsterdam, Rotterdam or The Hague? Our inspection company works nationwide and in some parts of Belgium.

Why should I want a building inspection report?

Basically because you’re taking a huge risk if you don’t. An inspection may reveal hidden structural problems that you might not see with the untrained eye.

If you don’t organise a pre-purchase inspection, and you find out later that your property is having a lot of problems, you’ll be responsible to fix those faults. That can result in a large gap in your saving account.

This technical inspection provides you information regarding the technical condition of the house and it’s structures. This assessment will also prevent you from shortcomings and defects.

To give you the service you really need when buying a house, our inspection company has developed an English technical inspection report. In most cases they can also provide an inspector with good knowledge of the English language, so that you can easily communicate and ask questions during the inspection of your new property.

We also have people at our office who speak English very well, so feel free to call us when you have any questions according to structural problems with any kind of property.

Our clients are encouraged to join the inspector during the inspection. It enables you to ask questions about the property and try to discover whether a crack in the wall is nostalgia or a serious structural defect.

Do you work nationwide?
We work nationwide and have inspections done at the following cities : Amsterdam; The Hague; Rotterdam; Utrecht.

Also we work in Belgium. We are active especially around the border areas and in Flanders. Outside of these places you can ask us if there are possibilities.

Old electrics
It was customary to have cotton casings around the electric wires. This situation creates a fire hazard. A faulty connection can also lead to a fire hazard. An inspector also tests sample sockets and the meter cupboard.
Plumbing defects
It’s a common problem with old houses, since there’s a expiration date for pipes. The older the building is, the higher risk that the network is faulty, leaky and smelly. This can lead to damp, burst, structural problems, less water pressure and rat infestation. Be specially observant when visiting an old apartment building, since even if you spend the money to repair it, there’s a chance that the whole place has an old network and the quality of your water may suffer from it. Avoid buying a money pit.
Is this construction report NHG-proof?
This inspection is also approved for mortgages with NHG. All lenders in the Netherlands accept this report.

What can you expect of our technical inspection and inspection report?

Our technical inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home. Our technical inspections are conducted by an inspector. This inspector has the training and certifications to perform this kind of inspections. Our inspectors prepare and deliver you a complete and extensive report of their findings. You can use this knowledge to make the right decisions about your real estate purchase.

Experience of Lin with our mortgage and buying serice
The advisor is very professional and very efficient. We have met 3 agents before him and we’re not so happy about them, a friend of ours recommended him to us. Since then it has been a very pleasant and smooth journey. He is also very proactive in helping us to find a good house. In the end, it saved us money and time. Highly recommended. | Read the review on Advieskeuze.nl
Experience of a client
Excellent, quick and efficient service, very knowledgable. They were available to answer all questions, and got us a very good rate. | Read the review on Advieskeuze.nl

Don’t buy a pig in a poke and invest in a technical inspection

The inspection will include the evaluation of the visible and accessible elements of the home including:

  • Foundation, crawlspace and the condition of floors;
  • Sewer, ventilation, plumbing;
  • Floors, walls, maintenance, masonry and constructional elements;
  • Moisture measurement;
  • Roof, tiles, gutters, zinc and chimney;
  • Roofing and Roof construction;
  • Facade, cousins, windows, glass, doors, etc;
  • Visual review of the central heating system and its components;
  • Visual review electrical system and its components;
  • Visual review maintenance kitchen;
  • Visual review sanitary;
  • Lead water pipes.

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Video technical inspection report

You will get your report within 48 hours

During the inspection we can give you an impression of the condition of the property. The official report of the inspection will be ready within 48 hours after the inspection. We will send the offical report by e-mail and by post.

A technical inspection is a visual and non-destructive inspection. If we find asbestos during the inspection, we will mention this in the report. Looking for the presence of asbestos is not an officially part of the technical inspection.

The technical inspection cost € 420 including VAT. We offer an official certified asbestos inspection at the same time as the home inspection for an extra cost of € 59,00 including VAT.

Any questions? Feel free to contact us.

Mortgage advice for expats
Mortgage advice for expats.
Real estate buying service
We work with fixed affordable rates and we will work with you to your dream house purchase!

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Mortgage for expats

Interested in buying a house in the Netherlands, in Amsterdam for example? Our financial advisors can help you selecting and closing the best mortgage with lowest interest rates. We also can help you with improving your existing mortgage.

Do you want to learn more about the possibilities for obtaining a mortgage?

Our orientation meeting is free of charge and can be at your place.

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Home inspection buying house Amsterdam, report within 48 hours

A home is one of the most important purchases one will ever make.  We can organise a home inspection report for buying a house in Amsterdam. This report is written in English. Buying a house in Amsterdam, Rotterdam or The Hague? Our inspection company works nationwide.

Why should I want a building inspection report?

Basically because you’re taking a huge risk if you don’t. A home inspection may reveal hidden defects that you might not see with the untrained eye. The more you know about your future home, before settling on a price and closing the deal, the better.

If you don’t organise a pre-purchase home inspection, and you find out later that your property is having a lot of problems, you’ll be responsible to fix those faults. That can result in a large gap in your saving account.

This home inspection provides you information regarding the technical condition of the house and it’s structures. This assessment will also prevent you from shortcomings and defects.

To give you the service you really need when buying a house, our inspection company has developed an English technical inspection report. In most cases they can also provide an inspector with good knowledge of the English language, so that you can easily communicate and ask questions during the inspection of your new property.

We also have people at our office who speak English very well, so feel free to call us when you have any questions according to structural problems with any kind of property.

Our clients are encouraged to join the inspector during the inspection. It enables you to ask questions about the property and try to discover whether a crack in the wall is nostalgia or a serious structural defect.

Do you only work in Amsterdam?
We work nationwide and have inspections done at the following cities : Amsterdam; The Hague; Rotterdam; Utrecht.
Old electrics
It was customary to have cotton casings around the electric wires. This situation creates a fire hazard. A faulty connection can also lead to a fire hazard. An inspector also tests sample sockets and the meter cupboard.
Plumbing defects
It’s a common problem with old houses, since there’s a expiration date for pipes. The older the building is, the higher risk that the network is faulty, leaky and smelly. This can lead to damp, burst, structural problems, less water pressure and rat infestation. Be specially observant when visiting an old apartment building, since even if you spend the money to repair it, there’s a chance that the whole place has an old network and the quality of your water may suffer from it. Avoid buying a money pit.
Is this construction report NHG-proof?
This inspection is also approved for mortgages with NHG. All lenders in the Netherlands accept this report.

What can you expect of our home inspection and inspection report?

Our home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home. Our home inspections are conducted by an inspector. This inspector has the training and certifications to perform this kind of inspections. Our inspectors prepare and deliver you a complete and extensive report of their findings. You can use this knowledge to make the right decisions about your real estate purchase.

Experience of Lin with our mortgage and buying serice
The advisor is very professional and very efficient. We have met 3 agents before him and we’re not so happy about them, a friend of ours recommended him to us. Since then it has been a very pleasant and smooth journey. He is also very proactive in helping us to find a good house. In the end, it saved us money and time. Highly recommended. | Read the review on Advieskeuze.nl
Experience of a client
Excellent, quick and efficient service, very knowledgable. They were available to answer all questions, and got us a very good rate. | Read the review on Advieskeuze.nl

Don’t buy a pig in a poke and invest in a technical inspection

The inspection will include the evaluation of the visible and accessible elements of the home including:

  • Foundation, crawlspace and the condition of floors;
  • Sewer, ventilation, plumbing;
  • Floors, walls, maintenance, masonry and constructional elements;
  • Moisture measurement;
  • Roof, tiles, gutters, zinc and chimney;
  • Roofing and Roof construction;
  • Facade, cousins, windows, glass, doors, etc;
  • Visual review of the central heating system and its components;
  • Visual review electrical system and its components;
  • Visual review maintenance kitchen;
  • Visual review sanitary;
  • Lead water pipes.

Video home inspection report

You will get your home inspection report within 48 hours

During the inspection we can give you an impression of the condition of the property. The official report of the inspection will be ready within 48 hours after the inspection. We will send the offical report by e-mail and by post.

A home inspection is a visual and non-destructive inspection. If we find asbestos during the inspection, we will mention this in the report. Looking for the presence of asbestos is not an officially part of the technical inspection.

The home inspection cost € 420 including VAT. We offer an official certified asbestos inspection at the same time as the home inspection for an extra cost of € 59,00 including VAT.

Any questions? Feel free to contact us.

Mortgage advice for expats
Mortgage advice for expats.
Real estate buying service
We work with fixed affordable rates and we will work with you to your dream house purchase!

Request a home inspection


Mortgage for expats

Interested in buying a house in the Netherlands, in Amsterdam for example? Our financial advisors can help you selecting and closing the best mortgage with lowest interest rates. We also can help you with improving your existing mortgage.

Do you want to learn more about the possibilities for obtaining a mortgage?

Our orientation meeting is free of charge and can be at your place.

real estate agent the hagueFree consult?

Real estate agent in The Hague to help you buy your dream home? Or to buy in Scheveningen or one of the other beautiful neighborhoods in The Hague? At a fixed rate your dream house in Den Haag purchases with the help of our real estate broker’s.

Also fine : we work on the basis of no cure no pay, no house, no costs.

Why a buying agent, to enable?

With a buying agent of our office you are an expert on your side representing your interests to focus on the retina. Even though the selling agent still so friendly and attentive, it is a partisan person. After all, the selling party is the client and pays his or her invoice. You may feel free to assume the situation that the command is to achieve the highest possible yield for the seller to realize.

You will in most cases compared to a well trained professional. Usually this is also a member of a venue such as the NVM or VBO. This person is everyday with the buying and selling of homes active and you probably don’t. The expertise and expertise of a broker to ensure a lead in the process. Also negotiation is a daily activity.

We know how the game is played in The Hague, and can provide you hassle-free guide with the purchase of a home or apartment.

Where should I look for when buying a house in The Hague

At the time that a suitable property will it is useful to consultation. We can be your extra pair of eyes and from a distance we can preliminary research. Certainly when time pressure is present. We can also accompany you during the tour of your potential future home. We know where to look and can provide relevant business wise.

During the buying process of your home, you can choose to have the property physically inspected. With a report in hand you will know even more precisely what you are buying. Especially for older homes, or with a specific situation, this may be advisable. Think in this last example, the notorious Kwaaitaal and Mantavloeren. Also comply with the conduct of a technical survey to your research duty as a buyer.

Asking prices and selling prices

That are of course two different concepts. On Funda, you can see what a property is asked for, only it is much more interesting to know what the actual selling prices are. You can also only determine what the value of a house.

Of course, you can decide to pay a premium on top of the value to the house to get hold of, only then is that a conscious choice. Haphazardly make a bid is not wise. We will inform you about the value of a home.

Advice and strategy

As soon as your dream home is in the picture, we will help you with the preparation of a purchase recommendation. We will take with you the following topics :

  • Discuss appraised value;
  • The state of affairs of any HOA (homeowners’ Association);
  • Home inspection regarding the structural condition of the property;
  • Legal check and situation;
  • Acquisition strategy for the best negotiation result.

Independent buying agent

We work independent of the seller or his broker, and can do this because we, for example, no homes are selling. The only guidance we provide. We are also not emotionally involved in your property and you will therefore honestly advise you on all relevant aspects.

Local real estate agent or national agent

In practice, buyers have to compare a buying agent the choice between a local or national broker. We work nationwide and find that fine work. With the so-called ‘big data’, we can press away all rational research into the value of a home. It is not necessary to know which brand lamppost in the district is used.

We can also during the visits the chat pot skip, and can invest time to information about the property to identify and, to the heart of the matter.

Also we believe it is especially pleasant that we are independent of local real estate agents can work. We come together not on the football or tennis club and have no personal relationship to maintain. This is purely and strictly business focused on your interest.

Fixed fee estate agent

We have a fixed affordable rate of € 1,750 for the purchase. That is a rate including VAT and without variable component. In addition, we work on the basis of no cure no pay. That makes your interests-our interests. Runs a purchase piece during the price negotiations then you have no costs.

Rate control contract

Would you like a part of the procurement process and do it yourself? That is also possible. So, we can press the key moments in the buying process to watch. We do this also, for example, if only the concept purchase agreement is wish to take and discuss. The rate for this is € 275 euro.

Popular neighborhoods in The Hague

Den Haag is in terms of population, the 3rd largest city in the Netherlands. If you have any doubts about living in Den Haag, spend especially a visit to “het Plein” and walk a lap of the Binnenhof you have to!

Free quickscan

Do you have a house in Den Haag and would you just discuss about this property? Please call or send us a message with the address of this house. We will contact you to discuss your requirements and we will do a free of charge preliminary investigation of the property.

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Often sooner.
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closing costs buying houseThe following taxes and closings costs buying a house you will experience by buying a house in the Netherlands.

Transfer tax (Overdrachtsbelasting)

– 2% of the purchase price for a house

Pre-sale agreement (Koopovereenkomst)

– The real estate broker of the seller will create this pre-sale agreement without any charge for the buyer.
– In the Amsterdam market the notary will make this agreement and will charge the buyer. This is negotiable.

Transfer contract (Akte van levering)

– This is the formal contract which the notary will make. The average rate is about € 600 including VAT.
– Negotiable, you can compare these rates.

Mortgage arranging cost (advieskosten)

– Rates start at € 1.500 till € 4.000.
– In most cases there is no VAT to pay.

Mortgage contract (Hypotheekakte)

– The notary is obliged to handle this contract. The average rate is also € 600 including VAT.
– Tax deductible.

Interpreter

– The costs of a interpreter start at € 200 including VAT.

Estate agent fee (Makelaarscourtage)

– 1,75% (plus BTW) of the purchase price.
– The seller pays the estate agent. If you use an estate agent to help you buying a house (aankoopmakelaar) rates start at € 1.750.

Appraisal (Taxatierapport)

– Prices start at € 300 including VAT.

– In case you have a mortgage with NHG you need a so called NWWI validation it wil cost additional €75.

– Tax deductible and negotiable.

Architectural examination / home inspection (bouwkundig keuringsrapport)

– Prices start at € 420 including VAT.

– This document is not obliged but gives you information about the technical state of the house you want to buy.

Deemed rental value (Eigenwoningforfait)

– 0,7% of the WOZ value (determined by the government)

Tax implications

– Mortgage interest payments are tax deductible as long as the property / house is to be used as the main residence for a maximum of 30 years.

– Tax deductions automatically disappear if you decide to leave the country but continue to own the property. As a non-resident taxpayer, you will not enjoy tax deductible mortgage interest payments so make sure the rent you receive covers both costs and interest.

– Increases in the value of the house are tax-free as long as it is used as the main residence (no capital gains tax).

– The 30% ruling may raise your chances of getting an appealing mortgage deal.

More information about our services? For example we can help you take out a mortgage. Advice by independent mortgage advisors.


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