In recent times, the population of major Dutch cities has become more and more international. However, finding decent and affordable accomodation is not easy in the Netherlands, particularly in the cities. Dutch housing market has been more than tense for quite some years now, traditionally in the western part of the country, but more and more in other parts too. Ownership of a house has been stimulated by the government for decades, and as a [...]
A seller can suffer considerable damage if a buyer dissolves the purchase contract. Termination is not always possible and not always valid. What are the pitfalls for buyers when invoking a financing reservation, and what can a seller do to claim damages if the sale is canceled incorrectly? The seller usually claims 10% of the purchase price, the cancellation penalty, but can also recover the entire damage or prefer fulfillment.
In the case of joint ownership, a person may be legally obligated to cooperate in dividing ownership of a home, but may not do so or may not want to, or the person may be lost or unreachable. What can be done about this legally?
A home may be jointly owned, for example, in a marriage or in cohabitants who each own half. If the relationship breaks up or a divorce is filed, one party may have an interest in selling (because of the proceeds) and the other may have an interest in delaying the sale. How is this regulated by law?
We are specialists in matters of property. We help tenants and landlords, owners, sellers and other interested parties. Residential rentals Dutch law provides strong protection for tenants of independent living space. A landlord cannot simply terminate a rental contract. Termination due to breach of contract can only be determined by a judge. Fixed-term rental is not impossible, but the contract must fulfil the relevant requirements. Sadly, sometimes expats are presented with invalid contracts because they [...]
According to the Amsterdam Court of Appeal, the requirement that the house must first be divided or sold, which is made by the debt relief agency, should not be made at all. Even with an unsold home, you can go into WSNP.