Download the statement for the transfer-tax exemption for starters (in Dutch) here.
Exemption for people moving up the housing ladder?
Are you buying your second home, but do you otherwise meet all the mentioned conditions? And have you not used the exemption before? Then you are in luck, because in that case too, you can make use of the exemption.
Will anything change for other buyers?
Do you not meet the mentioned conditions? In that case, nothing changes and the 2% transfer tax rate continues to apply. You can download and complete a statement (in Dutch) for this too.
Buyers who buy a property that’s not intended for their own use (such as holiday homes, investment properties and business premises) will have to pay 8% transfer tax from 2021. In this way, the government tries to discourage the purchase of buy-to-let homes. It is expected that this will slow down the rise in house prices.
Would you like to find out what applies to your situation? In this flow chart (in Dutch), you can check it out step by step.
All you need to know about buying your first home