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Total transaction costs are moderate in the Netherlands

Transfer tax

Notary fees

Registration and other fees

Real estate agent's fee

2/ 10,4 % on the purchase price

to €1000

to €800

1,5 - 3 %

The round trip transaction costs include all costs of buying a property - notaries' fees, registration fees, taxes, agents' fees, etc.


Transfer Tax
Transfer tax is generally levied at a flat rate of 10,4 % on the purchase price of the commercial or investment property. Transfer tax is levied at a flat rate of 2% for individuals purchasing personal use property / primary residences.


Value Added Tax (VAT)
If the property is newly constructed (or less than two years old) the transfer tax is replaced with the 21% VAT.


Legal fees
Dutch law mandates that civil law notary must be hired to perform the property registration process in Netherlands. Legal fees are negotiable. Most civil law notaries charge a fixed price based on the work hours. On the average, notary's fees are around €900 - €1,500, plus 21% VAT.


Real Estate Agent´s Fee
Real estate agent´s fee is generally around 2% of the property purchase price.

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