Tenancy Obligations

Both the landlord and the tenant have certain obligations in the Netherlands...

This should have been covered in the detailed lease, particularly with regard to the landlord's agreement to replace or repair worn or faulty items or any requirement for the tenant to make good any defects caused by their negligence.

Make sure that any conditions regarding notice period are clear to both parties.

Conflict resolution

In the event of a dispute contact the agent. All NVM registered estate agents have professional indemnity cover which covers them if they are found guilty of misconduct or negligence.

There are also local bureaux for legal assistance (Bureau voor Rechtshulp) which will offer legal help to those with limited or insufficient means.

In extreme circumstance people should contact their own Embassy for advice.