When you invest in property and buy an apartment, you’re the owner of your apartment, but also a co-owner of the common parts of the building. In that case you’ll come across a property administrator and a steward. So, it’s important to know what the difference is between a steward and a property administrator.
Are you planning to sell or rent out your house or apartment in the near future? Then since 2008, you are obliged to have an EPC for your residential property. An EPC (short for Energy Performance Certificate) is a document that indicates a residential property's estimated energy consumption per m². Therefore a lower EPC score means better energy performance.
At the beginning of 2019, the EPC was updated and some changes were made. Find out below just what the EPC+ means for you.
At the end of August 2018, Flemish Animal Welfare Minister Ben Weyts reached an agreement with Verenigde Eigenaars (United Property Owners) regarding the keeping of pets in rented houses or apartments. From now on, it will not be permitted to simply refuse to allow tenants to keep pets in rented properties. Naturally, the situation will also depend on whether the tenant lives in a house or an apartment.
Anyone buying an apartment or a house pays stamp duty. You pay this tax when you register the deed of sale. The civil-law notary normally handles this.
Until 1 June 2018, the rate for stamp duty in Flanders was 10% of the purchase price. A lower rate transfer tax of 5% applied to dwellings with land registry fees of 745 euros or less.
The new Flemish Lease Decree shakes up the rules for tenants and landlords. The decree comes into effect from the spring of 2019. But what will soon change?
The new Flemish Lease Decree shakes up the rules for tenants and landlords. The decree comes into effect in the spring of 2019. But what difference will it make if your tenants’ family situation changes? It will soon be simpler for one of the tenants to cancel their part of the tenancy agreement.
Op 25 augustus 2016 stond Group Vande Moortel in Trends editie nr 34