While everyone is trying to stay home and practice personal distancing, in some situations people still need to move. You might even be in the process of departing the Netherlands. While it’s not ideal, it can be done with a bit of flexibility.
Can I move out of my accommocation during the corona outbreak?
Yes. It may be more of a challenge to schedule a removals company and plan the logistics to avoid more than three people being inside the property at one time, but it can certainly be managed.
Can I cancel my lease during the corona outbreak?
Yes. Lease cancellation is done in writing anyway, usually with at least one full calendar month notice. If you’re uncertain of your plans of departing the Netherlands, it’s recommended you still alert the owner to keep communication open. In these uncertain times they may be willing to be more flexibile too.
Can I plan a move out inspection during the corona outbreak?
Yes. While we need to avoid multiple people inside the property at one time, we can discuss options with the realtor and agree on the best logistics for your specific property. For instance, it might work best for the realtor to walk through and complete an inspection report, after which our consultant and then you go through, separately. You can discuss any issues or discrepancies by phone or videochat. The important thing is that all parties agree to the final report which impacts your deposit return.
How can I prepare for moving out during the corona outbreak?
We always recommend a pre-inspection if possible a few weeks in advance of departing the Netherlands, to identify any items that need specific cleaning or repair. It’s probably best to allow the owner or realtor to walk through the property on their own and afterwards discuss any specifics by phone.
Especially in these difficult times, Settle Service makes moves, so you don’t have to.