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Letting or repurposing vacant buildings

This information is provided by:Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONetherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

If you own a vacant building in the Netherlands, such as an office or school, you could decide to let it temporarily. If you want to do so, you need a permit from your municipality. One of the conditions to obtain this permit is that the building can be made inhabitable relatively easy. The maximum letting period is 10 years.

Permit application form

You can apply for the permit using the Dutch-language permit application form on the website of the Dutch government.

Expert team converting offices to houses

As a municipality, owner or other party involved, if you want to transform a vacant office into houses and need further information, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency expert team (in Dutch) advices municipalities on the possibilities of office transformation.

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