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To lease (pachten) is to rent agricultural land and/or farms with the intention of farming. The lease is determined through an agreement between the owner (lessor) and the lessee. In the Netherlands, the maximum lease prices are set by law.
Agricultural Tenancies Authorities
The Dutch Agricultural Tenancies Authorities (Grondkamers, in Dutch) play an important role in leasing. These authorities are involved in, for example, the testing and registration of lease agreements. Various charges apply.
If you have any questions about leasing or regarding an application submitted by you to one of the Agricultural Tenancies Authorities, please contact the Netherlands Enterprise Agency service desk.
Digital lease contracts
You can send the lease agreement online to the Dutch Agricultural Tenancies Authorities. Paper versions are no longer requested. To do so, you will need to register with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.
The maximum lease prices (in Dutch) are set annually, based on a set of standards. To find out which prices apply in your situation consult the webpage Calculating lease standards and prices (Pachtnormen en pachtprijzen berekenen, in Dutch).