Are you buying an existing house? Make sure you always get a home inspection report (bouwkundige keuring) even when your mortgage provider doesn’t require one. A home inspection will cost around 400 euro. This will give you certainty about the state of your house. You can use the result from the home inspection in your negotiants.
A home inspection (bouwkundige keuring) is an independent, visual inspection from an existing house. Because of this inspection you will get a good general view of the state of your house and insight of the costs to get the house in good condition. The costs will be split in direct costs, costs for later and cost for improving your home.