Rent law

The landlord or lessor, tenant or lessee and subtenant or sublessee, can be unpleasantly surprised in the event the regime of rent law is not laid down correctly. After all, the consequences can be of essential importance, for example, for the landlord or lessor from a financial point of view and for the (sub)tenant or (sub)lessee possible disruption of quiet enjoyment under a tenancy or lease agreement. Singh Raaijmakers Lawyers can advise you in the area of rent law, the composition and assessment of tenancy or lease agreements and the applicable regulations. Furthermore we assist in conducting rent negotiation proceedings, evictions (in summary proceedings or not) and rent termination proceedings for both plaintiff and defendant.


Are you considering renting a house? At a given time the landlord of the house will send you a draft rental agreement (lease). Often the contracts drawn up by the landlord contain unilateral regulations which only serve the interests of the landlord. Is the termination clause phrased correctly? Can your partner move in based on the draft lease? These are only a few questions which can arise on entering into a rent agreement. Singh Raaijmakers Lawyers provides you with solid advice you can rely on.


Are you looking into leasing out a house? Is it wise to lease out temporarily or indefinitely? Is a subletting or sublease clause included in the contract? Can you evict the tenant or lessee in case of default? Singh Raaijmakers Lawyers offers you clear answers to these questions.
Although people immediately link rent law to renting a house, many other kinds of rent agreements are possible. You can rent a car or hire a book. Similar rent agreements usually do not call for the protection of the lessee with legal regulations. However, in case of a rent/hire agreement it is important to make arrangements in view of issues that may occur. You can rely on Singh Raaijmakers Lawyers if you have questions regarding:

Business accommodation

The rent of business accommodation concerns the rent of a property where goods and services are provided (also includes a camping or hotel complex). In case you want to rent a business property, the period for which you can close a rent agreement depends on the type of business property. New rent laws introduced in 2003 mentions different business properties:

Business properties for self-employed people

These can be shops, pubs, restaurants, take-away services, hotels and camping sites. These business properties must be accessible for the public and provide goods and services. Self-employed people renting a business property enjoy more protection. The extra protection primarily relates to the duration of the agreement and the limited termination possibility of the landlord, even when the lease has expired.

Other business properties

These include banks, offices, warehouses, factories, workshops and showrooms. The tenant or lessee of other business properties enjoys limited protection against eviction. The rent is negotiable and not linked to a legal maximum. The rent can only be changed when the tenant or lessee and landlord or lessor agree.