Apartments for rent in Belgium

Find available apartments in Belgium and apartment rentals in Belgium on the list below. We have gathered almost all apartments for rent in Belgium. So, if you want to find a flat, a studio or an apartment for rent in Belgium, you have come to the right place. Find an apartment in Belgium now. Good luck finding your new apartment rental in Belgium. More info about apartment for rent in Belgium.

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Statistics on the development of available apartments for rent in Belgium over the past month

Below you can see the development of available apartments for rent in Belgium over the past month. In the first column you see the date. In the second column you see the total amount of apartments for rent in Belgium on the date. In the third column you see the amount of new apartments in Belgium that was available for rent on the date. In the fourth column you see the amount of apartments in Belgium that was rented on the date. Also see aggregate statistics on all available apartments in Belgium over time, aggregate statistics on new apartments in Belgium over time, aggregate statistics on rented apartments in Belgium over time

Date All apartments for rent New apartments for rent Rented apartments
24. February 2024 14168 463 499
23. February 2024 14204 1126 1105
22. February 2024 14183 312 1569
21. February 2024 15440 626 662
20. February 2024 15476 1790 1774
19. February 2024 15460 1282 0
18. February 2024 14178 13 15
17. February 2024 14180 34 35
16. February 2024 14181 685 679
15. February 2024 14175 468 462
14. February 2024 14169 51 0
13. February 2024 14118 54 58
12. February 2024 14122 4 13
11. February 2024 14131 481 488
10. February 2024 14138 2205 483
9. February 2024 12416 1042 0
8. February 2024 11374 472 3634
7. February 2024 14536 933 744
6. February 2024 14347 390 423
5. February 2024 14380 142 174
4. February 2024 14412 562 469
3. February 2024 14319 879 2141
2. February 2024 15581 489 28
1. February 2024 15120 1131 266
31. January 2024 14255 655 746
30. January 2024 14346 151 157
29. January 2024 14352 376 339
28. January 2024 14315 606 757
27. January 2024 14466 534 476
26. January 2024 14408 566 498
25. January 2024 14340 789 0

What is an apartment?

An apartment is a private dwelling in a multi-story building. It can be a good choice to rent an apartment if you want to be close to the city and have access to public transportation. It is also a good place to live if you want to be close to other people.

It is often cheaper to live in an apartment than in a house, but it also has some downsides. For example, there are often limitations on how much you can change in your apartment. Additionally, there are often restrictions on how much noise you can make.

As a tenant in an apartment, you have the right to inhabit the apartment and use the facilities in the property such as attic space and courtyard. You are responsible for keeping the apartment in reasonable condition, and you must pay your rent on time.

Some of the most common types are 1-bedroom apartments, 2-bedroom apartments, and 3-bedroom apartments. There are also larger apartments, such as 4-bedroom apartments, 5-bedroom apartments, and even up to six-bedroom apartments or more.

What are the benefits of renting a flat or studio in Belgium?

There can be several good reasons to choose a rental apartment over other types of housing. Here are some of the most important:

  • Flexibility: It is often more flexible to own than to rent an apartment, making it easier to move as needed, for example, in connection with job changes or changes in personal circumstances.
  • No maintenance costs: As a tenant, you are typically not responsible for the maintenance of the property, which can save you both time and money.
  • Economically affordable: Renting an apartment often requires a smaller upfront financial investment compared to buying a home. Moreover, you are not tied to a mortgage.
  • Access to facilities: Many apartment complexes offer access to communal facilities such as courtyards, laundry rooms, common areas, etc., which might not necessarily be economically accessible if you owned your own home.
  • Easier to move in: Rental apartments are often ready for move-in, which makes the moving process faster and less cumbersome compared to the process of buying a home.
  • Lower financial risk: As a tenant, you are protected against depreciation in the property market, as you do not own the property.
  • Simpler insurance requirements: The insurance requirements for tenants are often simpler and less costly than for homeowners.

If you are considering other types of housing, you can search for houses for rent or rooms for rent by clicking on the links.

How do you find an apartment for rent in Belgium?

Finding the right apartment generally requires good research and planning.

Start by defining your priorities, requirements, and needs - where should the apartment be located, how large should it be, what is your budget for rent, etc.

Once you know what kind of apartment you want, investigate the market for available ones to access a wide range of potential options.

Once you have identified the rental apartments you are interested in, contact the landlords to arrange a viewing. View several different apartments to have a good basis for comparison. Ask questions and take notes during the viewings. When you have found the apartment that best suits your desires and needs, contact the landlord immediately so that it doesn't get rented to someone else before you.

Get more good advice on searching for an apartment to rent in our guide: How to rent an apartment – the most important steps.

Find available apartments online in Belgium

You can filter your search and create automatic search agents for apartment for rent, which notify you about new available rental apartments that match your criteria. This gives you the opportunity to be one of the first to contact the landlord - thereby increasing your chances of being the one who rents the apartment.

Find cheap apartments in Belgium for rent

If you are looking for an economically affordable rental apartment, it requires extra effort on your part. You need to have many options to choose from, so you can select the cheapest rental apartment and negotiate the price with the landlord. You can achieve this by contacting as many landlords as possible: housing companies and property companies, administration companies, private landlords, real estate agents who facilitate rental apartments, etc.

Inform your network that you are looking for an apartment to rent, so they can assist you with the house hunting. Share your search on social media.

Once you have received offers from many different landlords, the next step is to negotiate the rental price. By keeping several options open and considering various landlords, you increase the chances of finding one who is willing to reduce the price to fit your budget. It is important that you indicate in your application that you would be a good and stable tenant, so the landlord sees an advantage in offering you a good rental price. If he is unwilling to reduce the price, he might agree to a lower deposit.

Choose a flat for rent in a well-maintained property

Your housing standard greatly affects your living standard. So when you are looking for an available apartment to rent, keep in mind that the home should be functional and situated in a well-maintained property with a high standard.

It is essential to ensure that the property's technical facilities are in good condition, including the heating system, ventilation, and plumbing. A reliable and maintained heating system along with a functioning ventilation system are essential to ensure a comfortable indoor climate for all residents.

It is also important that you check that the service providers who take care of the property’s maintenance – e.g., caretaker and cleaning service - maintain a high standard. Reliable and efficient service is central to ensuring a clean and inviting environment in the property.

Find flats in Belgium with the right size and layout

When choosing the new apartment you want to rent, it is vital that you ensure that the apartment meets both your current and future needs. The apartment should have a size and room distribution that suits your current life situation, as well as any future changes during the time you plan to live in the apartment, such as family expansion, thoughts of moving abroad, and subletting, etc.

Be aware that the layout and floor plan can have a significant impact not only on the physical space but also on your daily quality of life. The right environment can make it easier to create a home where you feel comfortable. So also consider what decorating options you want to have when you move into the apartment.

You can find more inspiration on how to decorate your apartment in our guide: Steps to furnish your apartment - Create a home that complements your lifestyle.

Use your common sense when looking for an apartment to rent

When you rent a home, it is very important that you check the landlord before you transfer money to the landlord. Always get legal help to review your lease before signing. Get an inspection of the property, check the landlord's background and get documentation of the landlord's right to rent the property before you sign or transfer money to the landlord. Most importantly: use your common sense.

We have collected a number of tips on what you should pay attention to in this guide: Check the landlord before renting a home.

Moving to a new rental apartment in Belgium

When you have decided to move to a new rental apartment, you need to start organizing the actual moving process from the current residence to the new apartment. There are many things you need to keep track of during the move. We have prepared this guide, which we hope can help you: Moving to an apartment checklist.

Apartment rental

If you have available apartments that you want to rent out or an apartment you want to highlight, you can find your new tenant through Housingtarget.com, which is one of Europe's leading online platforms for renting private homes, and we are used by both property administrators, property companies, real estate agents, housing associations, and others wishing to rent out available apartments.

When you advertise your available apartment on Housingtarget.com, it is exposed to a wide segment of tenants. Our tenants range from students and recent graduates to small families and older couples looking for new homes.

If you have an available rental apartment for rent, you can always create a housing ad directly here. You can also actively search for potential tenants here. Furthermore, you are more than welcome to contact us via email at [email protected] for a quick dialogue. We are ready to assist you with good advice for your rental.

We have created a guide that describes the rental process from A-Z for you: Rent out your apartment in a few simple steps.

Nice to know when you are searching for apartment in Belgium

Belgium is a country located in western Europe bordering Germany, Netherlands, France, Luxembourg, and has a rather large coastline by the North sea. It has a population of 11,492,641 (2020 estimate) and covers around 30,689 square kilometers. 

Belgium is a rather unique country in many ways, but also for their diversity of spoken languages. Belgium doesn’t have a national language like most other European countries, they however natively speak both Duth, French, and German, depending on where in the country you are. Apart from the languages, many of the regions are also quite diverse in their political viewpoints, which has resulted in their type of government, which is a constitutional monarchy parted into 6 rather individual governments. This way the elected political parties only govern in part of the country.

Belgium is greatly known as the country of waffles and chocolate, which helps attract several millions of tourists every year. They are even said to produce the best chocolate in the world, and you would know this if you’ve ever had a taste of it. 

They however naturally have much more to offer as a travel destination or even a potential home. Belgium has a beautiful contrast of cities and nature. The cities being cramped with narrow streets and medieval belfries, charming market squares and antique architecture overlooking urban canals, and the rural areas mainly consist of hilly forests, however if you go to the infamous Ardennes, you’ll find mountains as well along some of the most serene landscaping you’ll ever meet. In the midst of the forest-y countryside, you can encounter magical untouched castles, spectacular caves and agrarian valleys. As Belgium has had royalty since their independence from the Netherlands, and had royalty before that as well, they have plenty of intriguing castles to visit, such as the Gravensteen van Gent, Groot-Bijgaarden Castle and Gardens and hundreds of others.

The capital of Belgium is called Brussels, and is actually known as the capital of Europe as most of the European Union departments and UN headquarters are located here. Many politicians from all over Europe and the world occasionally gather here to discuss important matters.

Apart from this, the city is rather full of sights and experiences. Due to the many invaders through Belgium's time, they are now full of multiculturalism and diversity. Some musts in the city, is to visit the old working class quarter the Marolles, where a hip revolution has taken over and turned the area into a new yorker-berliner kind of perspective on traditional belgian foods, artificials etc.

Belgians are known to be the perfect mixture of the German politeness and no-bull-shit attitude, and the fun, dramatic southern mindset. This plus the diversity of opinions and languages makes it easier to fit in as an expat than in some of the neighboring countries.