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Belgian lawmakers now intend to promote the use of mediation services for resolving disputes involving an administrative department or a public or private sector organisation. The recommendation is to consult an ombudsman in the first instance.
In Belgium, it is not unusual to still hear landlords and tenants talk about 3-6-9 leases. However, this is in fact incorrect. When it comes to leases for principal places of residence (i.e. your home), lease periods of 9 years have become the norm, unless the lease is signed for a period of 3 years or less.
Holidays provide the ideal time for recharging your batteries and taking a well-deserved break. But to make sure your trip goes according to plan, you need to make sure that your travel documents are all current and up to date. The Expat Welcome Desk is your guide for a summer with total peace of mind.
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 Expat Welcome Desk explains it all.
The day-to-day cost of living is increasing due to inflation, with prices soaring across the board. Whether it's gas & electricity bills, rent & rental charges, fuel prices…, the Expat Welcome Desk has got some tips to help you manage these expenses!
Are you planning to leave Brussels for a while for work or family reasons, but want to retain your right of abode in Belgium during that time? It’s possible but be aware that it is important to notify your commune of your absence.
Completing administrative procedures online is easy. But before you start, you must identify yourself, meaning that you have to confirm your identity electronically via a digital key. The Expat Welcome Desk explains in detail the local registration office procedure.