To ensure that you will be able pay your rent and other monthly expenses, we have drawn up income criteria for applicants. In order to avoid disappointment during the registration process, you can calculate in advance whether you meet our requirements. It is important that you as a tenant (or as joint tenants) satisfy the criteria yourself; due to the additional risks involved, we do not accept third-party guarantees. Because these properties are in the unregulated sector, residents cannot claim rent rebates.
To be eligible for one of our apartments, your gross monthly income must be at least 3.5 times the monthly rent. If you are applying as prospective joint tenants, 100% of a second income counts towards this threshold.
Do you have savings? If these total at least €50,000, you can count them towards the income threshold. In this case, we consider 10% of your declared savings as part of your gross annual income (on a monthly basis, that is 0.83%).
Good to know
You can only rent an apartment in Sphinx Zuid if you are going to live there yourself and, after moving in, you register with the City of Maastricht as a resident there.
The minimum rental period is one year. After that you can terminate your tenancy on the first day of any calendar month, with one month’s notice. So if, for example, you tell us on 19 April that you wish to move out, your tenancy ends on 1 June.
The matching procedure for the allocation of apartments is based on the information you provide, including details of your income and your preferred properties. It is therefore essential that you complete the registration form truthfully. All details will be checked later, including your supporting documents and credit status.