Rent and tenancy agreement

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO
Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO
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Nederlandse versie

Do you rent houses or apartments? As a landlord in the Netherlands you have to observe several rules and obligations, for instance:

You must keep to the rules of the Good Landlordship Act (in Dutch, scroll down for explanatory videos in several languages).

Rental permit

Some municipalities have a rental regulation. It may state that you must have a rental permit to rent out living space. With a rental permit, municipalities can impose additional requirements on landlords, such as a fair rent and timely maintenance of the property.


If you have a dispute with tenants or their representatives that cannot be solved amicably, you can take it to the Rent Tribunal (Huurcommissie, in Dutch).

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