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Looking to rent with only one salary in family


My daughter moved back to Belgium recently with her family and is staying with us until she finds a house. Her husband got a work contract and she got a good but temp contract that is now over. Finding a house now seems unfeasible because agencies need fiches salaires for both and it's not possible to discuss directly with landlord tor example making three months advance rent. They don't want to get something cheap covered by one salary when they can do better but simply don't have two payment slips. Any suggestions of how to deal with this other than waiting for the second job and then working for three months?


Deal directly with landlords. Not everyone advertises through an agency.

Dec 7, 2018 21:47

"Deal directly with landlords. Not everyone advertises through an agency."
Which probably means walking the streets looking for À LOUER/TE HUUR signs on suitable properties. The sign may give no other details than a gsm number but if you like the look of a property you can always ring and ask for more info.

Dec 7, 2018 21:55

Sorry if I don't understand this completely;
1) They want to rent a property that they cannot afford with their current income, and
2) You're annoyed that the agencies won't rent to them?

Dec 7, 2018 23:18

@ANON. They have money in the bank and offered to pay three months in advance and maintain this situation for six months but the agents have certain protocols they follow and are only interested in pay slips, though wife and husband are highly qualified professionals.

@J. They drove around the areas of interest but rent signs were few ad far in between. If you know any website on which landlords are more likely to post (more than o immoweb) that would be GREAT help.

Dec 8, 2018 00:26

If "à louer/te huur" signs are rare in a neighbourhood, then it indicates that anything (or at least anything decent) goes very quickly - and that means that there is absolutely no incentive for anyone, property owner or agent, to vary from the normal procedures. Sorry, that is the way it is.

Dec 8, 2018 09:57

@Becasse. What you say is logical. I guess they'll have to wait it out a few months longer.

Dec 8, 2018 13:41

When we were last looking, the best source was Vlan. The paper version that you buy at newsagents on a Saturday morning.

Dec 9, 2018 08:32