6 FAQ about coronavirus and work, home and business

The media is dominated by so much information about the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) that it’s hard to keep track of what it means in practice. Here are some clear answers to frequently asked questions about coronavirus and employment, property and business according to Dutch law.

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Buying a house in the Netherlands: defects

A horrible scenario: you have bought a house and later discover defects and deficiencies. What to do and who is to blame? Or more importantly: who is legally responsible?

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What to know before renting out your house

If you own a home in the Netherlands and plan to rent it out, there are certain things you should be aware of. Here are some of the key considerations.

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Housing: temporary vs permanent lease

When expats first move to the Netherlands, they often rent an accommodation while getting to know the area. As with many legal matters, tenancy laws differ from country to country. In general, the Netherlands is a country with strong protection for tenants. Broadly put, there are two types of leases: temporary and permanent leases. Most tenants are offered a temporary lease at first. So here’s what you need to know about temporary and permanent leases.

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Renting a house in the Netherlands: defects

Suppose you have come to the Netherlands and you have found a great place that you start renting. But then issues arise: a leakage in the kitchen, the heating does not function properly and you have unwanted small furry guests gnawing on the beams in the attic. Who is to blame, or better yet: who is legally responsible?

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Six things to know about renting in the Netherlands

Are you new to the Netherlands? Or are you maybe just looking for a new place to live? Then you are advised to know your rights when it comes to Dutch tenancy law. Tenancy laws differ greatly from country to country, so what is common in your home country may not be the rule here.

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Tenancy agreement – are you in the know?

When moving abroad for work, one of the most relevant issues that one needs to take care of is housing. Things to consider are the quality of the housing, price, one’s duration of stay and finding a place one can call home.

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What you need to know about discrimination in rental ads

If you’ve looked for rental accommodation in the Netherlands, you’ve probably seen a lot of property descriptions. These property descriptions may tell you how large the apartment or e.g. has good lighting. However, sometimes the landlord of the property wants to ban certain groups from applying (“Not suitable for students”), or encourage other groups (“Perfect for expats”). But, is this allowed?

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Tenants: right to select a new housemate

Wouldn’t it be perfect if you rented a room and got to choose your own housemates? Just like in the TV series Friends, where Joey, Ross and the other tenants have their own room, while sharing the kitchen and bathroom.

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New EU regulations limit mortgage options for expats

On 14 July 2016, as a result of a new directive from Europe, the so-called Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD) under Dutch law has been amended. What does this amendment exactly entail?

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