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WOZ

WOZ is the Dutch abbreviation for Valuation of and is derived from the Valuation of Immovable Property Act. This Act regulates the valuation method.

How is the WOZ value determined?

Which characteristics determine the WOZ value?

To determine the WOZ value, we look at:

  • the date on which we determine the WOZ value
  • the characteristics (such as the type, size, construction year, cadastral area and annexes)
  • the market value
  • the market data

What date do we use to determine the WOZ value?

For the tax year 2020, we will use the value on 1 January 2019. This a national scheme. We will also consider the situation of the residence on 1 January of the current tax year (2020).

The characteristics

The characteristics of immovable property also determine the sum of the WOZ value. We retrieve the characteristics from construction plans, photos and/or recordings of the immovable property. For residential property, it concerns the following characteristics:

  • the type of house (e.g. terrace house, detached house, apartment)
  • the size of the house
  • the construction year of the house
  • the annexes (garage, storage, extension, conservatory, etc.) and the size thereof
  • the presence of dormer(s)
  • the size of the cadastral plot
  • the location
  • – the state of repair

The size

RBG uses gross dimensions (volume) to determine the WOZ value of residences for the Municipalities of Delft and Schiedam. We will compare the gross volume of your house to the gross volume of other houses in your municipality. The gross volume is described in the Dutch NEN 2580 standard. All assessors and estate agents use the same Measurement Instructions for the gross volume of residential properties.

For the Municipality of Vlaardingen, we will use net dimensions (usable area) from 2020 onwards. We will compare the net dimensions of your house to the net dimensions of other houses in Vlaardingen. The usable area is described in the Dutch NEN 2580 standard. All assessors and estate agents use the same Measurement Instructions for the usable area of residential properties.

From tax year 2021 onwards, we will also use the net dimensions (usable area) for the Municipalities of Delft and Schiedam.

The market value

RBG redetermines the WOZ value of your house or piece of land every year. We determine this by assessing what your house would fetch if sold on 1 January of the previous year. To this end, we will look at sales prices of similar houses in your municipality.

The market data

We will look at sales figures of comparable houses that have been sold around 1 January of the previous year. RBG will register and analyse all these sales figures constantly via Funda and the Cadastre, for example. We will assess if the sales price matches the market and will use this value for similar houses. We will take mutual differences, such as the size, state of repair, land area and location into account.

WOZ value for renovation and under construction

Renovation

If you are renovating, then this will often affect the WOZ value. Did you renovate your house between 1 January 2019 and 1 January 2020? Then the situation on 1 January 2020 will apply to the WOZ value.

Under construction

The amount of the WOZ value for a building under construction depends on the progress of the construction. The WOZ value of a building under construction consists of:

  • The value of the land
  • • the part of the building that has been completed on 1 January of the tax year.

Calculation example: The value of the land is € 75,000. If the building is completed, then the value is € 300,000. The construction has been completed for 60% on 1 January. The WOZ value will thus be € 255,000. This is the value of the land (€ 75,000) plus the value of the building (60% x € 300,000).

What is a Valuation of Immovable Property assessment?

You will receive the WOZ value as a WOZ assessment. This WOZ assessment is usually stated on the assessment form. All owners and users will receive a WOZ assessment. Owners are those who are registered with the Cadastre as owner or holder of limited real rights on 1 January (long lease, buildings rights, usufruct, use and habitation or apartment right).

The conditions for the WOZ assessment are:

  • The WOZ value is applicable for one tax year
  • You will receive the WOZ assessment at the start of every year
  • The WOZ value will be redetermined every year

How can I gain access to the property valuation notice?

Did you receive an assessment with a WOZ value (WOZ assessment in your name? Then it is possible to access the property valuation notice for your house via Mijn RBG. You can use your DigiD to log into Mijn RBG.

Do you object to the WOZ value?

First call the ‘WOZ-telefoon’ (+31 88 29 11 175) between 09:00 and 12:00. Together with you, an assessor will check whether or not a mistake has been made. Often, objecting will not be necessary.

Do you still object against the WOZ value or the explanation after talking to the assessor? If you (still) decide to object, then you can object free of charge within 6 weeks after the date on the WOZ assessment via Mijn RBG. Here, you can find a form that can be filled in digitally.

Can I ask an agency to object on my behalf?
Yes, but you will almost never require an agency to object. We will take every objection seriously regardless of whether they have been submitted by an agency or you. If we made a mistake, then we will naturally correct it. Free of charge, of course.

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