General
When will the registration open?

The registration is now open! You can start by clicking the button on the top of the page. The registration form is in Dutch, in case you need any help please let us know. Before starting the registration, please read the information about the conditions first.

How much is the monthly rent?

In Blue you can rent many different kind of apartments, maisonnettes and lofts. Depending on the option you choose, the height of the rent will differ. The prices will range from approximately € 890,- per month for a 2-room maisonnette to €1.380,- for a spacious 4-room apartment.

Are service costs applicable next to the monthly rent?

Yes, service costs are applicable. This is used to cover for example the cost of the usage and maintenance of the general facilities. The height of the service costs is not known yet.

When will the apartments be ready?

The apartments, maisonnettes and lofts in Blue are expected for delivery in Q4 2020. A lot of professionals are working daily to deliver these amazing apartments on time. But there can be unforeseen circumstances that can delay the construction. For example extreme weather conditions such as strong wind or frost, but also delayed delivery of construction materials. You will be informed well ahead about the final date of delivery.

What is the effect of the measures regarding corona on the construction and expected delivery?

On this website we mention the expected delivery of the apartments. At this time, the contractor expects that these dates will be realistic. However, the delivery date could be postponed, for example if delivery of certain construction materials is delayed or if there are further limitations as determined by the government. We will keep a close eye on this and if you are interested in renting an apartment, we will of course inform you about the date of the key handover.

Keep this in mind when selling your current home or ending your current rental agreement.

I want to rent an apartment in Blue, what should I do?

The registration is open, so you can start your online registration right away!

Is it possible to receive housing allowance while renting in Blue?

The apartments in Blue are being let in the private sector. It is not possible to receive a housing allowance. You can only receive housing allowance if the monthly rent is below € 737,14.

Is it possible to view the apartment prior to renting it?

You must be very curious what the apartments will look like! Due to safety guidelines on the construction site, it is not possible to just drop by. In this FAQ under Quality & services you can read more about the quality of the apartments at the time of delivery. We als added impressions to this website to give you a good idea of the final result.

Income & assessment
What criteria do I have to meet to be eligible for an apartment?

To be eligible for an apartment, it is important that you meet the income requirements. As a tenant, you must be able to pay the rent by yourself, a guarantor is not allowed. Next to that it is important that you can pass a credit check.

Registration has opened, so you can start your online application right now! We will ask you to provide information about your income, which we will use to calculate if you can meet the income requirements.

Can I rent an apartment in Blue as an entrepeneur?

Yes of course! As an entrepreneur you can rent an apartment if you have your own company for at least 1 year and meet the income requirements. We will ask for a financial statement of a closed financial year, prepared by an accountant or trust office. The result ( net profit before tax) will be used as your year income. The average net winst over multiple years will be used as your gross income.

It is good to know that we ask entrepreneurs for a deposit of 3 months rent at the time of signing the rental agreement. The deposit needs to be in possession of the landlord before the key handover.

Is it possible to rent in Blue with a temporary contract?

It is important that you can pay the rent now, and in the future. That is why it is required to have an employment contract for at least one year, supported by a letter of intent by your employer. If you have a temporary contract you cannot meet these requirements. If you are employed through a secondment agency, we will look at your contract and additional terms to determine if you are eligible for an apartment.

Do social benefits count as income and (how) are they included in the calculation?

Social benefits count as first income if you are able to demonstrate that you can structurally meet the income requirements on the long term. Next to that, social benefits also are included in the calculation if it is the second income.

Do study loans / studiefinanciering count as income?

Since studiefinanciering / student grands are a loan, they cannot be considered in the calculation as income.

Registration
Where can I find the registration form? And where can I upload the requested documents?

As soon as the registration opens, you will find a big button on the top of this website “register now!”. This button will take you to an external page where you can open a personal file in a secure environment. We will guide you through the steps as you fill out the registration form, select the apartments of your preference and upload the requested documents.

Do I have to pay registration or agency fees?

No, you do not have to pay any registration fees or agency fees.

Before (or during) the signing of the rental agreement, the first month rent and the deposit (if applicable) need to be transferred using internet banking. A deposit is only required in case you are an entrepreneur, you are not able to fully meet the income criteria or other special situations.

Which documents do I have to upload?

During the registration we will request several documents. These documents are mainly related to your identity and income situation. Which documents we require, will therefore depend on your personal situation. During the registration process we will provide more information about this, and you will find a list in your personal account with all the required documents.

How are the apartments assigned?

As soon as the registration starts, all interested candidates have the opportunity to start their online registration. During the registration process we ask you for personal information, information about your income and if applicable any fixed monthly payments you currently have. This information is used to calculate if you can meet the income requirements. To support the information you have provided, we will ask you to upload several documents.

The next step is to match suitable candidates with the available apartments. This will be done based upon the information you provided and your housing preferences. In case there are multiple suitable candidates for the same apartment, a digital draw will determine the preliminary assignment of the apartment.

Renting & conditions
Who is allowed to rent and live in an apartment in Blue?

You are allowed to live in an apartment in Westbeat if you register yourself at the rented address in the Municipal Personal Records database (GBA) of the municipality of Delft, and live in the apartment yourself. It is not allowed to rent out the apartment for a short or longer period to third parties (short stay, Airbnb and so on). The signatory(s) of the lease and children are the residents of the apartment.

What is the minimum rental period?

You rent an apartment for at least 1 year. After that, you can terminate the agreement as of the first of the following month + 1 month notice. So for example, if you terminate the rent on the 19th of April, it means that the contract ends on June 1st.

Is it allowed to share an apartment with a friend / co-worker?

It is not allowed to share the apartment with a friend or colleague. You can rent the apartment by yourself, with your partner or as a family.

Is it allowed to bring my pet?

Of course you would like to bring your furry friend or goldfish to your new apartment. This is allowed, as long as this does not cause any inconvenience for your neighbours. Make sure your pet does not bark all day, and does not cause any damage to your apartment or the common area’s.

Am I allowed to paint the walls?

You can decorate the inside of the house to your own taste. So you can paint or apply wallpaper. Please note that if you ever decide to leave the home, you must return it to its original state.

You are not allowed to paint window frames and doors. Drilling in tiles (bathroom, toilet, kitchen) is not allowed.

Is it allowed to place laminate flooring?

Laminate flooring is allowed, if you apply the right kind of subfloor and if the laminate flooring is suitable for underfloor heating.

The apartment has no baseboards, so you can choose the ones that match your floor. We recommend getting advice from a flooring specialist to make sure the flooring is suitable for underfloor heating.

 

What are the advantages of renting?

Renting is carefree and luxurious. You have fixed monthly costs, and no unexpected high costs for maintenance. The risk of the depreciation of the apartment lies with the landlord. Also, renting is flexible. You rent an apartment for a minimum of 1 year, after which the agreement can be canceled as of the first of the following month, with 1 month’s notice.

On top of that, you enjoy living in a modern and sustainable apartment, with a luxurious bathroom and complete kitchen with appliances, and low energy costs. Without making any investments yourself. Does something break in the apartment and a repair is needed? We will be ready to help you!

Quality & services
How are the walls and the ceiling finished?

The walls in the living room, hall and bedroom(s) are ready for applying wallpaper. The walls in the toilet and bathroom are (partially) tiled. The ceiling and the wall above the tiles in the toilet are finished with white spray paint.

How is the kitchen layout and what equipment will i find?

In Blue you rent an apartment with a modern open kitchen, complete with full equipment. In terms of equipment, you have access to an induction hob, extractor hood, dishwasher, multifunction oven with microwave and fridge/freezer combination. The exact layout of the kitchen will differ per apartment. You will be able to see the details on the floor plans as soon as they are available.

Where can I park my car?

There will be 39 parking spaces available for rent in Blue. They are located in the underground parking garage underneath the apartment building.

Sustainability
How energy sufficient are the apartments in Blue?

Your new home in Blue will have energy label A. The extra insulation, triple A glazing, solar panels on the roof for the TES unit all contribute to this great result.

How is the apartment heated?

The apartments are connected to a Thermal Energy Storage (TES) unit. On the roof of the building there will be solar panels. The energy these solar panels generate will be used for the TES unit, to help lower the energy costs.