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Construction & Property Lawyers

The construction and property sector is in full swing. Themes such as sustainable building and development, giving old office or business premises a new lease of life by changing their designated use, or creating “the home of your dreams” keep the construction sector lively and versatile. In the property sector, economic circumstances keep the margins under pressure, which means that negotiations have to be tight and prompt switching is required when it appears a party will be unable to fulfil his obligations. As a sparring partner, we are used to taking things easy one minute, only to get on with things again the next, due to time pressure.

Leeman Verheijden Huntjens Advocaten can assist you with advice and litigation with regard to disputes about selling and buying immovable property, contracting agreements, invitations to tender, construction disputes, rent disputes and  neighbours’ statutory rights and obligations. Another important field of expertise is the litigation and advice about issues in the area of spatial planning.

Our client portfolio consists of contractors, project developers, landlords and housing associations.

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Is it possible to stop paying the rent of business premises?

In recent weeks, Leeman Verheijden Huntjens Advocaten received many questions from both tenants and landlords of business premises about rent payment and other rights and obligations in these special times. Rent costs are one of the largest cost items in the retail and hospitality sector, so in order to get through these difficult times, tenants are investigating whether they are (temporarily) not allowed to pay rent or whether they are allowed to pay less rent.

How does eviction protection work for a tenant when renting office space (and other business premises within the meaning of Section 7:230a of the Dutch Civil Code)?

Lease contracts for office space, storage or other business premises are often referred to as 7:230a leases. This name refers to the applicable legal provision. Tenants of these leases are entitled to eviction protection after termination of the lease. 

How do I transfer a lease agreement through the right of substitution?

An entrepreneur who wants to sell his business will generally want to transfer the lease of his business premises to the buyer. This is possible by means of substitution. For mid-market business premises, such as shops, catering, collection or delivery services and craft businesses, this is regulated by law. It is a special form of a transfer of the lease agreement.

How does the termination of a lease agreement for medium-sized business premises work (Section 7:290 of the Dutch Civil Code)?

Lease agreements for shops, catering, take-away or delivery services and craft businesses are referred to as lease agreements for medium-sized business premises. Specific legal provisions apply to this type of lease. The starting point is a high level of protection for the tenant. After all, the lessee must be able to build up his business and generate income and goodwill. The protection of the tenant also means that lease contracts for medium-sized business premises cannot simply be terminated. This is subject to legal requirements.

Daniël van Genderen

conflicts, business and government

+31(0)10 209 27 75 vangenderen@lvh-advocaten.nl
David Harreman

enterprise and government, enterprise and business, National and International Tax Law

+31 (0)10 209 27 77 harreman@lvh-advocaten.nl
Yvonne Jansen

enterprise and business, commercial property and investment

+31 (0)10 209 27 75 jansen@lvh-advocaten.nl
Hans Rijntjes

conflicts, enterprise and business

+31 (0)10 209 27 55 rijntjes@lvh-advocaten.nl

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Is it possible to stop paying the rent of business premises?

In recent weeks, Leeman Verheijden Huntjens Advocaten received many questions from both tenants and landlords of business premises about rent payment and other rights and obligations in these special times. Rent costs are one of the largest cost items in the retail and hospitality sector, so in order to get through these difficult times, tenants are investigating whether they are (temporarily) not allowed to pay rent or whether they are allowed to pay less rent.

How does eviction protection work for a tenant when renting office space (and other business premises within the meaning of Section 7:230a of the Dutch Civil Code)?

Lease contracts for office space, storage or other business premises are often referred to as 7:230a leases. This name refers to the applicable legal provision. Tenants of these leases are entitled to eviction protection after termination of the lease. 

How do I transfer a lease agreement through the right of substitution?

An entrepreneur who wants to sell his business will generally want to transfer the lease of his business premises to the buyer. This is possible by means of substitution. For mid-market business premises, such as shops, catering, collection or delivery services and craft businesses, this is regulated by law. It is a special form of a transfer of the lease agreement.

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