Rental of a business premises

The law provisions with regard to the rental of a business space has been divided by the legislator into two regimes, each with its own set of regulations. On the one hand, there is a regime for (almost) all commercial premises that are open to the public, and on the other hand, a residual category for other commercial premises.

Most of the tenancy law provisions should be obeyed by the landlord and tenant. Deviation is most of the time not an option unless you have approval of the court. For example, the Dutch tenancy law provisions prohibit certain rental periods. The main rule is the so-called 'five plus five years' rule, which means that, in principle, a tenancy agreement must always be concluded for a minimum of five years and that after the first five years, the tenancy agreement will be extended automatically for another five years. The law also provides an exhaustive list of options with regard to the termination of an rental agreement.

Are you, as a landlord or tenant, curious as to whether your rental agreement is in line with the Dutch tenancy law provisions? Or do you currently have a tenancy agreement and would you like to know whether it complies with the tenancy law provisions? Or do you have a dispute with your landlord or your tenant and would you like to know what your rights and obligations are? If so, please register your case for free or contact one of our attorneys by telephone, who can look over the tenancy agreement and provide you with solid advice so that you will not face any surprises in the future.