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All About Your Tenant Rights In The Netherlands.
All tenants and tenants-to-be have to deal with the Dutch rental law. Tenancy law can be complicated and overwhelming, especially when you come from abroad. Landlords and agencies are considered professional parties, and it is expected from them to know the rental law. Therefore, the Dutch tenancy law is often in favour of the tenant; they give the tenant usually the benefit of the doubt.
So, are you renting or planning on renting and not specialised in Dutch rental law? No worries, we have you covered! Do the FREE contract check with us. We will inform you about your rights and tell you how you can save money because most of the tenancy agreements are not in line with the Dutch rental law.
What We Do
How many points does your accommodation score? Is it in line with your rental price? Most rental prices are not in line with the Rent Tribunal scoring system. Find out if you are paying too much rent.
When it comes to renting, you are most likely going to pay service costs. All costs on top of the basic rent for the accommodation is considered service costs. The landlord or agency is by law not allowed to make any profit on these costs.
Found an accommodation through an agency? Have you paid any costs next to the rent and deposit? You have likely paid illegal agency fees. By law, it is not allowed for agencies to charge you any fees when working on behalf of the landlord. So, no "sleutelgeld", "bemimddelingskosten", or any other fees.
Have you left the accommodation but have you not received back your deposit? Make sure that the landlord is not withholding your deposit without any legitimate reason. For every deduction the landlord will have to show proof that you are the cause of the damage.
Free Contract Check
Want to know if you are paying too much rent, service costs, or if you can reclaim your deposit or the paid agency fees? Upload your contract for FREE, and we will let you know which options you have and explain to you about your tenant rights.