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Now GPC also offers virtual tours, in two different ways: via a virtual open house and a 3D tour
Virtual open house
A virtual open house is an open house that takes place online. The broker shows the house live to interested parties via a video connection. The broker is present in the house, in the meantime you ask questions via the chat function that the broker answers in the live video.
A 3D tour is a 3D floor plan of the house, in which you virtually walk through the house, from room to room. It works the same as Google Streetview: you tap (on a mobile) with your fingers on a spot in On GPC you already get a good first impression of a home by viewing (360 °) photos, videos the house, by swiping left / right / up / down you can view the room from all sides. This way you get a good idea of the layout and size of the house with the help of the 3D tour.
Virtual open house
All houses that you can view 'virtually' can be recognized by the green label 'virtual open house'. This label is located at the top right of the photo of a house on the results list with houses.
If a house has a 3D tour available, you will see a '3D tour' button below the photos.
In this case, contact the broker to ask what the options are. The broker may still be able to record a video of the property, or you can physically view the property.
That depends on the broker's preference, the video services used are the following:
GPC has explained to the broker how to use these services
From 30 minutes before the start of the virtual open house you will see a link at the house on GPC. For example, if the virtual open house is at 3:30 PM, you will see a link appear on funda at 3:00 PM.
With this link you go directly to a live video or to the social media channel of the broker. Make sure you are ready and present at the stated time, otherwise you will miss the start. Check in advance via the link which app or site the broker uses for the live connection, so that you can create an account for the video service or install an app for the video service.
Check out our step-by-step guide on how to watch a live video connection via the three most used video services:
Follow a virtual open house via Instagram as follows:
Follow-up contact after a virtual open house
If you now have additional questions that you want to ask the broker privately, you can contact the broker who did the virtual viewing. The contact details for this can be found on the GPC website at the house.
A house is only 'sold subject to reservation' when the written requirement has been met: after a period of negotiation, the broker / notary draws up a purchase agreement.
As soon as the purchase agreement has been signed by the seller and buyer and the reflection period of the buyer has expired (3 days after submission of the purchase agreement, of which at least 2 working days), the broker changes the status of the house to 'sold subject to reservation'.
Usually all reservations are over after a few months. The sale is then automatically final. The broker gives the property the status: 'sold'.
Exception: sale of your own home
If the home is sold with a so-called No risk clause (reservation of sale of owner-occupied home), the broker is not obliged to deregister the home as 'sold subject to reservation'.
If you look at the statistics in your GPC account, you will see two elements, 'Found' and 'Viewed':
Only clicking on the detail page of the property is included in the number of 'viewed' in the statistics. Clicking around on, for example, photos and videos does not increase the number of 'viewed'.
Once a night, the servers communicate with each other to deduplicate visits and finalize the statistics from the day before. You can therefore see small differences in the visit when you consult the statistics more often during the day.
Various GPC servers register visits to the site. As a result, you see small differences in the numbers when you consult the statistics more often during the day. Once a night, the servers communicate with each other to deduplicate visits and finalize the statistics from the day before.
When your home has been sold, you will generally no longer receive statistics from the home. Therefore, check whether you see the property in the list of sold properties .
Sold under reservation / under option
Is your home on funda as available or sold under reservation? Then you will still receive statistics. This will only change when the property is sold or if you disable the e-mail notification .
Is the house unjustifiably available or sold with reservation? Then contact your sales broker. Read here when a home has been sold.
Sold on GPC
Has your home sold its status? In an incidental case, the statistics were nevertheless sent, for example when the adjustment to the status sold and the e-mail crossed each other.
If you continue to receive the e-mail, please contact our customer service via email@example.com .
When your home is sold or rented to a new real estate agent, or when the home is relocated by the real estate agent, all data from the original ad has disappeared from the database. GPC collects data at advertising level, not at home level.
If you still wish to receive the statistics again, you can contact the broker. Your sales broker can link you to the new advertisement.
All intermediaries who place rental homes on GPC must be transparent about any additional costs that are charged to you as a tenant. This way you can clearly see in advance what costs you can expect and you will not be faced with surprises. Additional costs include service costs and utilities and, for example, a deposit.
These can be found under the 'Features' for the relevant house, under the heading 'Transfer' the costs are stated:
Service costs are all costs of the rental property that are charged to you on top of the basic rent for deliveries and services. For example, it may concern costs for cleaning, garden maintenance, upholstery and furniture, and caretaker. Service costs also include costs for the consumption of water, gas, electricity, including heating costs if the tenant does not have his own meter.
Costs for utilities in this context are costs for gas, electricity and water for which the tenant does have his own meter.
If no distinction is made in the rental contract between the rental price, the service costs and utilities, this is referred to as an all-in price.
Every year, as a tenant, you should receive an overview of the service costs and, if your tenant also has his own meter, also of the costs for utilities.
Lodging an objection
If you rent with a non-liberalized rental contract (a social housing) and you do not agree with the amount of the service costs or utilities, you can lodge an objection with the rent committee. As a tenant with a liberalized rental contract (free sector housing) you can only go to court.
With an all-in price, there can never be a liberalized rent within the meaning of the law. After all, the basic rent is unknown because there is only one total price made an agreement. If there is an all-in price, you can request the landlord to split the all-in price into a basic rent and an advance payment for service costs and utilities. If you cannot reach an agreement with the lessor, you can call in the rent assessment committee.
For more information about all-in prices, visit the website of the National Government or the website of the Rental Committee. (only in the Netherlands)
A landlord may request a deposit, provided this is a reasonable amount.
It is possible that landlords ask to pay a deposit (deposit). A deposit serves, among other things, to secure the landlord in the event of payment arrears or to compensate for damage caused to the home by the tenant. If the property is delivered undamaged upon termination of the lease and there are no payment arrears, the landlord must repay the deposit. The landlord is not obliged to pay interest on the deposit. When paying the deposit, it is advisable to request a receipt or proof of payment.
What is the amount of the deposit?
The guideline for a deposit is a maximum of 3 months basic rent
These costs are not included in service costs or utilities:
If you want to rent a house through a broker / broker / intermediary ('intermediary'), it may happen that the intermediary charges you brokerage costs or other costs. However, that is not as obvious as it seems.
Of course you must pay an intermediary if you have instructed him to find a home for you and the intermediary acts as a tenant for you only. The latter (that he acts exclusively for you) is very important.
If, as a private individual, you find a home on funda that has been registered by your own intermediary on behalf of the landlord, you do not have to pay the intermediary a brokerage fee. Not even if he (also) does not receive wages from the landlord. The rules on two-way mediation apply in this case, which we explain below.
Please read the information below carefully to avoid paying for something that you are not obliged to do. Use the draft documents provided if you have wrongly paid (brokerage) costs.
When do you not have to pay (brokerage) costs?
An intermediary who offers a house on funda always mediates with regard to that house on behalf of the landlord. If an intermediary works on behalf of both the landlord and the tenant ('two-way mediation'), he may not charge a wage to the private tenant (Articles 417 and 427 of Book 7 of the Civil Code). These costs are therefore for the landlord.
It is also not allowed to charge such costs if they are given a name other than wages such as brokerage, contract, marketing, rental, administration, commission, advice or brokerage costs, brokerage, key money, registration fee, one-off costs tenant and so on
Unfortunately, the law does not provide complete clarity about what is and what is not covered by the term 'wages'. However, it is assumed that all costs incurred in the mediation process in the process of looking for a rental property and concluding a lease are considered wages. The rule that no wages may be charged to the tenant does not apply if the tenant acts for business purposes.
When may (brokerage) costs be charged?
An intermediary may charge you brokerage fees if the intermediary acts exclusively for you as a tenant in the search for a home.
If the intermediary works exclusively or partly on behalf of the lessor, no costs may be charged for bringing the lessor and tenant together. This also includes costs for signing the rental contract or for the key transfer (key money).
The intermediary may only charge reasonable costs for activities that are performed outside of this. Help in obtaining a (parking) permit for you as a tenant is an example of this.
If you visit GPC you can easily place a search. By following the following steps you will see the range of homes on GPC:
After this you will get an overview of homes that meet your criteria. Via the option 'filters' you get more selection criteria. These criteria are visible on a laptop by default.
Tip: did you know that you can also search in multiple locations? Read here how this works exactly.
Would you like to receive a daily offer at your e-mail address? Read here how to do this.
The parcel area is the surface (length x width) of one or more (Cadastral) parcels (piece of land) on which a house is located. The Land Registry measures all parcels in the Netherlands.
Each parcel in the Netherlands has a unique cadastral ID. For example, the plot of the GPC head office, , has the plot 'AMSTERDAM N 04234' as ID. A comparable ID of the house can be found under the heading “Cadastral data” in the advertisement on GPC. This goes for each country in the world.
In most cases, the cadastral data also includes a parcel size. This is the parcel size that is known to the Land Registry. In the case of several cadastral parcels, funda adds up the corresponding parcel areas and states a total parcel area under the 'usable area parcel' attribute.
There are conceivable situations where the plot size is larger than what seems logical. You often see this with shared lots. Think of a communal facility, for example a corridor behind the house or a shared parking lot. In that case you will also see several parcel IDs in the advertisement, this parcel ID can also be found in the title deed of the house.
Another situation is when the Land Registry still has to split the current parcel. For example, a housing association sometimes owns several adjacent buildings that are all on one plot (sometimes an entire street is on one plot). When the housing association subsequently sells an individual building from that series of buildings, the Land Registry will measure the ground and create a new ID.
In that case, the broker shows the current situation, the split is only after the property has been sold.
A question we often hear is why an already rented home is for sale on GPC. Well, that is, based on the vacancy law, to lend the owner a hand.
It is possible that while browsing GPC you come across a house that has been rented out, but is also for sale. This is allowed on the basis of the vacancy law. The law in brief: owners with a difficult to sell house are allowed to rent out their vacant property, for example to avoid double costs or to show the property in an occupied state to potential buyers. Renting out is not allowed just like that, a number of rules have been drawn up. For example, authorities, such as the municipality and mortgage lender, often require the property to be visibly for sale. This is of course possible with a sign in the garden, but also, or especially, with an advertisement on funda.
As a potential buyer you can simply view the house. In fact, a tenant must cooperate with viewings. This is often included in the rental agreement so that no uncertainties arise about it. This agreement also states, among other things, that the landlord can stay for a minimum of 6 months (without rent protection for the tenant, incidentally). And what the notice period is when selling the property.
What if you are interested in a house that is rented out? Or want to make an offer? Or want to buy? Of course that is all possible. What is especially important is that you are well informed by the selling party about the date of acceptance. Then you know exactly from when the property will be available and, if the purchase is successful, when you can put your bed there.
Want to know more about the vacancy law? Read the article of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities: https://vng.nl/files/vng/20131216-factsheet-tijdelijke-verhuur.pdf
More about the Vacancy Act can be found on the website of the government: http://wetten.overheid.nl/BWBR0003403/2015-07-01
You can set a new password as follows:
You can search in the search box for multiple places, zip codes, neighborhoods, municipalities, provinces, regions or addresses. You do this by following the steps below:
The white search box should now look like this for example (with of course the locations you have chosen):