If you are moving to Namur, finding accommodation will be your first priority. Here are some guidelines which will help you during your search.
Many Belgian cities have an overpriced real estate market for a few years. However, Namur, one of the country's major cities, remains affordable in terms of housing. You are likely to find a variety of accommodation options there, although your choice will be quite limited compared to other cities. But you can still use various means to search for accommodation.
First of all, internet shall be your greatest tool. You can start by checking out accommodation offers on the internet, especially on specialized real estate websites. You can also register with a real estate agency if you are already in the region. This will greatly help you in saving time and finding accommodation suiting your criteria. However, fees will apply.
If you have friends and contacts in Namur, you can as well seek their help in finding accommodation. Word-of-mouth may also help.
Moreover, you can also stroll around the city's different neighborhoods if you are already on the spot. You can thus spot “for rent” or “te huur” signs displayed on balconies, window panes or in gardens. Some shops also display billboards with a list of vacant housing unit.
The latest Immovlan.be report reveals that, in 2014, 150 m² houses rent amounts to some € 1,030, excluding taxes and other charges. For a 82 m² apartment, you will need an average of 665 euros, excluding charges. Note that you are more likely to find old and new unfurnished housing units in Namur.
You will spend some 675 euros per month for a 80 m² apartment if the latter has been previously let for rent. Other charges will also apply.
Moving to Namur
Before moving to Namur, foreigners are required to fill in some related formalities. In fact, they have to obtain Namur authorities approval beforehand. If you are hiring removal experts and moving your belongings by truck, you have to make a written request to Namur's Public Safety and Property office, at least two days before relocating. Details to be produced are:
- your full name (or the company's name in the case of a professional relocation)
- your address and phone number
- your type of housing and its address
- reservation details (if any)
- the relocation's scheduled date and time.
For more information, contact: 081/246 014 or 246 315, Fax: 081/246554 and e-mail: Affaires.firstname.lastname@example.org