Tenant Eviction in Netherlands

Tenant Eviction in Netherlands

Updated on Friday 08th December 2017

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Tenant-Eviction-in-Netherlands .jpgThe laws governing property lease in the Netherlands tend to the rights and the needs of the one who rents the property. Tenant eviction in Netherlands is regulated by law and the landlords may order eviction only under certain circumstances.
The experts at our law firm in Netherlands describe the main options the landlord has when he decides to evict the tenants.

The rental law in the Netherlands 

The rental law in the Netherlands is designed to protect the tenant but also offers certain rights to the homeowners. For example, the landlord may not ask for a payment before the tenant is able to move into the home. 
According to the Dutch laws that govern rental issues, there is a special rental price system, based on points. Each property in the Netherlands has a point value, according to its location, quality, size and other factors. This is an important issue to consider when determining the rental price as a landlord. This is also useful for the tenants when deciding on a suitable premise and for the purpose of determining how or if the landlord may increase the rental price in the future.
Disputes between landlords and tenants, including those related to eviction, are settled with the national Rent Tribunal. One of our Dutch lawyers can help you with legal representation and litigation matters.

Grounds for eviction in the Netherlands

A residential lease in the Netherlands may be terminated by mutual consent or by court order. The grounds for terminating a lease, and for the expulsion of the tenant, are:
- tenant misbehavior (late payments, nuisance, caused other significant problems);
- the owner needs the property for urgent personal use;
- the duration of the lease agreement has expired.
Although they have the right to evict tenants on reasonable grounds, in practice landlords may need legal services in the Netherlands to be able to give notice and make it mandatory for the tenant to leave the premises. In most cases, in order for the eviction to become mandatory, a court order is needed and the contract may be terminated only after the landlord has given a notice period of three to six months.
Our attorneys in Netherlands can give you complete information on the landlord and tenant rights and obligations and how you can terminate a residential, retail or office space lease.
In general, the duration to evict a tenant (for non-payment) is approximately three months.
You can contact our Dutch law firm for complete legal services in the Netherlands.