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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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Important date for approval amendment of Articles subsidiaries housing corporations

Following the mandatory amendment of the Articles of housing corporations, subsidiaries must also bring their Articles in line with the Housing Act (Woningwet). This has to be done before 1 January 2018.

Bruna must honour the franchise and lease agreement (for now)

A franchisee has successfully brought interlocutory proceedings against his franchisor Bruna. The court in interlocutory proceedings has judged as a preliminary measure that Bruna has to honour the franchise and (sub)lease agreement it terminated.

Problems when the lessor invokes a bank guarantee for vacancy losses due to bankruptcy of lessee

The Supreme Court recently passed an interesting ruling that provides more clarity about to what extent a bank can have recourse against the insolvent estate if it has paid an amount for vacancy losses within the framework of a bank guarantee.

Widening of the term building site for VAT purposes, with effect from 1 January 2017

New legislation traditionally comes into effect at the start of the year. With effect from 1 January 2017, this is the case in the property world in respect of, among other things, the term ‘building site’ pursuant to the Turnover Tax Act 1968 [Wet op de omzetbelasting 1968]. 

Hans Rijntjes

litigation, rental (contract and eviction), collection, business and shareholders

+31 (0)10 209 27 55
Ben van Nieuwaal

business and government

+31 (0)10 209 27 45
Daniël van Genderen

litigation, tender, business and government

+31(0)10 209 27 45
Yvonne Jansen

rental (contract and eviction), business and shareholders, property

+31 (0)10 209 27 75

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Claims from ignored entrepreneurs in private invitations tot tender

Sometimes, government institutions issue private invitations to tender for a contract. This means that a select number of interested parties is invited to submit a tender. In such a situation, there is no subsequent public invitation to tender. This tendering procedure is permitted for contracts of which the value does not exceed the European threshold amounts.

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