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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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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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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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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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