Dream home near an airport, Part 2 : the French perspective in 10 questions and answers I recently wrote a post about a Dutch case in which the seller had failed to inform the buyer on exposition to noise due to an airport located nearby. The . . . Dream home near an airport, Part one: buyers beware Looking for a new home in the Netherlands in a quiet neighbourhood? Beware of things that might disturb the peace and quiet in the vicinity. If you think . . . Fun facts about ‘carrelets’ (for the holidays) : three questions and answers 1. What is a ‘carrelet’? ‘Carrelet’ means sole but the term ‘carrelet’ or ‘pêcherie’ is also used for traditional fishing huts on stilts by the waterside . . . Your real estate transaction in the Netherlands and client due diligence in five questions Did you know there is a Fraud Film Festival? The 7th edition took place in 2021 in Amsterdam in the Royal Tuschinski Theatre which had just celebrated its . . . Non-occupancy clauses: Buyers beware (especially if you’re a lawyer) Like age clauses, non-occupancy clauses appear regularly in Dutch property purchase agreements. Sometimes they are used in combination with each other, and . . . Blog series apartments and renovations Part 4 (final part): leasehold & apartment, apartment & leasehold An apartment and renovation plans? First check the deed of division and click here. Do you want to know more about the 80% rule? Click here. If leasehold . . . Blog series apartments and renovations / Part 3: updating the regulations and the contingency fund If the division is amended for a renovation it is a good idea to check whether the regulations are still up to date. Perhaps they can benefit from being . . . Blog series on apartments and renovations / Part 2: the 80% rule and update of the regulations The renovation of an apartment usually requires approval from the meeting of owners. Sometimes this is not enough and the deed of division must be amended . . . Blog series on apartments and renovations / Part 1: check the deed of division The plan seemed to be top-notch But one of the co-owners said no Change the deed, avoid a hotchpotch Ruled the Court of Justice, don’t botch it up Even if . . . Registering the purchase agreement in the Land Register: ten questions and answers Since September 2003 registering the purchase agreement in the Land Register offers additional legal protection. This provision is sometimes called . . . The age clause Real estate contracts under Dutch law often include a clause about the age of the property. This is a way for the seller to limit his liability for . . . Conformity and model purchase agreements Under Dutch law the seller is legally obliged to deliver what he sold, i.e. ‘in conformity’ with the agreement. In purchase agreements this . . .