A Great Place to Live?!

In the latest issue of the XpatJournal real estate lawyer Christian Malipaard explains who is to blame, or rather who is legally responsible, for defects and deficiencies of property. It all depends on whether you are renting your home or own it.

If you own the house, the basic rule is: once you own it, the property becomes your problem. In the case of tenancy, the main rule is  that your landlord will have to fix defects.

However, please note that these disputes are never clear-cut, as they depend on circumstances and exceptions. In this article Chrsitian elaborates on rules, exceptions and he gives tips.



Click on the following link for the full article: A Great Place to Live.



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