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Rental housing update: some agencies do have a heart

Perfect home interiorIt hasn’t gone unnoticed that there has been quite a lot going on in the Dutch rental market in recent months.

The commotion surrounding agency fees and who should pay who and for what has generated a lot of discussion in the media, among housing agencies, and at a local and national government level. For those involved in renting a property, listing a property or providing services, it has also been a period of uncertainty.

Perfect Housing has been a part of the housing market for over a decade, listing an extensive portfolio in the Netherlands enabling any corporate clients to find a home. Responding to changes in the market, Perfect Housing has now spun of its Home Search services into West Housing Services which provides portfolio independent solutions for anyone needing a home.


‘Perfect Housing will remain the number one listing website for housing in the Netherlands. We are still working just as hard, but now have more time to focus specifically on being able to showcase the best properties in the country, all of which are visible on our website,’ says Perfect Housing managing partner Mike Russell.

‘Perfect Housing works with over 50 partner agencies that provide tailored home search services: West Housing is one of these partners. Working together, but yet completely separate, we are able to provide the perfect package – if that is what the client wants. It is 100% optional whether the client wishes to receive assistance during the home search, or do independent viewings. Perfect Housing is simply here to show you the best possible apartments available.’

With all the changing laws and policies, Perfect Housing has done its best to remain on top of things whilst adapting to the changes in the rental market and meeting the client’s wishes.


‘Yet with all the restructuring and reorganisation going on, we haven’t forgotten about the fact that it is almost Christmas,’ the company says. ‘We work with clients from all over the world, and we have decided that in the spirit of Christmas, we want to give something back.’

You might think this is just a cynical ploy to get more clients, but Perfect Housing is committed to its community. So the company is donating a share of its profit per successful Home Search done by West Housing to a small charity which is close to their hearts.

All of the donations go to the Namasté Foundation in Nepal. The foundation works very hard to help children in Nepal develop an independent future through education. For every successful Home Search in December, the company will make a donation to provide housing and education for one Nepali child for two months. The children will get everything they need to go to school; all the equipment, a scholarship to pay for their tuition fees and housing.

For any further questions regarding the changes in the rental market, or if you’re simply looking for a home, feel free to give us a call or visit the Perfect Housing website.

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