Whether you are buying, selling or leasing a property in the Netherlands, the processes involved are subject to certain legal requirements and require the involvement of a number of certified professionals. This page provides an overview of the business practices that are involved in real estate transactions in the Netherlands, as well as the various professionals whose services you will need or can call on if required.
Licensing Requirements in the Netherlands
The educational requirements for NVM-membership vary according to specialist section:
Residential Section: SVM NIVO-diploma (brokerage)
The SVM NIVO is an independent institute that fulfils government requirements and issues the generally accepted real estate qualification for the Netherlands. Ongoing training is required for all NVM members, focusing on their own specialist section.
Practitioners can market real estate anywhere in the country. There are no restrictions, other than the limitations of the NVM multi-listing system. The possibility of offering or finding real estate in the various regions of the country depends on the number of regions that a given agency has subscribed to in the multi-listing system. If a subscription is taken out for a certain region, then the supply and demand for real estate in this region is available to the subscriber. No licenses are needed.
Foreign Ownership in the Netherlands
Land Registration System in the Netherlands
Other Real Estate Sector Professionals in the Netherlands
Practitioner Dispute Resolution in the Netherlands
Practitioner Services in the Netherlands
Property Marketing Systems in the Netherlands
The system is owned by the NVM and operated through a different company: Funda. The website is also known as Funda, and provides a commercial environment in which a wide range of property-related services and products can be publicized.