Balancing people’s rights and duties can be tricky, especially when it comes to neighbours… Noise from the flat next door or your neighbour’s tree which blocks sunlight… What are neighbourhood annoyances? Who is responsible? And how do you resolve disputes? The Expat Welcome Desk has the lowdown!
Need a hand with cleaning your home or doing the household chores? Give “Titres-services” a try! As a method of payment subsidised by the Region, the service voucher system allows anyone living in the Brussels Region to take advantage of low-cost services for cleaning, ironing, shopping or transporting people with reduced mobility.
Do you need a babysitter or nanny to look after your children, for an evening or a day, on a daily basis or occasionally? Want to know what is the average price? Whether you need to sign an employment contract? And where to find one? The Expat Welcome Desk has all the answers to your questions!
The share of cyclists on Brussels roads is constantly increasing. But the risk of accidents also increases exponentially with more cyclists on the road. Fortunately, cyclists are legally protected as vulnerable road users for personal injury. The Expat Welcome Desk has the lowdown.
As a prospective parent, you’re sure to have many, wide-ranging questions and things to consider. This requires real organisation, particularly when it comes to work. When to tell your employer? What are your rights? When does maternity leave start? The Expat Welcome Desk answers all your questions!
During May, the Belgian tax authorities send out tax returns in brown envelopes to all taxpayers. Depending on your situation, you may have some questions about filling in the form! What does the tax return consist of? How should the boxes be completed? What documents do you need to collect? The EWD explains.
In order to align with the EU waste policy, the Government has taken various measures regarding the collection of waste. These new standards are intended in particular to reduce the number of white bags containing residual waste. It will therefore be compulsory to use an orange bin bag for food waste as of 1 May 2023. The EWD explains it all to you!
There are various types of workers in Belgium and also within the expat community. From salaried employees to self-employed, there are also what are known as "posted" workers who only work temporarily in Belgium. The applicable social security rules are then different.
Generally speaking, a lease agreement never ends by itself in Belgium. One of the parties must in fact always go through the formality by serving notice of his or her wish to terminate the lease, on pain of serious consequences. The Expat Welcome Desk explains it all to you.
Several changes took effect in Belgium. Many employees have seen their salaries increase as a result of indexation, while birth leave has now been extended to 20 days for fathers and co-parents. Get the lowdown on all the changes you need to know about for 2023 from the Expat Welcome Desk!
The Expat Welcome Desk is launching a series of free webinars for UK citizens, taking place throughout 2023. Whether you already live and work in Brussels, or you are still planning your move, we'll help you navigate the post-Brexit landscape.