Housing companies can only offer certain tenants a fixed-term rental agreement of less than two years for houses with social rent. For example, look at emergency shelters and alternative housing. Housing companies may enter into such housing rental contracts in the private sector. Features Rental agreement Model C Target audience: the lessor, who does not know (yet) when he/she wishes to move back Duration of the contract: According to the owner`s wish (z.B. 1 year), the owner wishes to live in the house again in the future, but does not know exactly when this will be cancellable by the tenant: Yes, the tenant can terminate by calendar month after the first fixed period (z.B. 1 year) termination by the owner: Yes, the owner can resign after the first fixed period. The notice period for owners is at least 3 months and a maximum of 6 months of extension: Yes, if the owner stays away from the agreed fixed term, the duration of the rental may be extended, in consultation with the tenant, by a period to be determined: no The tenant may have the counting of points checked by the rental committee: yes, up to 6 months after the start of the rental Brief explanation Model B Since July 1, 2016, it is possible to check the counting of points by the rental committee: yes, up to 6 months after the start of the rental Brief explanatory note Model B Since July 1, 2016, it is possible to check the counting of points by the rental committee: yes, up to 6 months after the start of the rental Contracts for the rental of independent housing for a maximum period of two years. The tenant does not have rent protection for this type of lease. If the landlord so wishes, the tenant must leave after the agreed rental period.

A “Model B lease for up to two years” does not need to be terminated. The prerequisite is that the landlord informs the tenant in writing, between three months and one month before the end of the contract, that the lease is temporary and that the tenant must withdraw by the agreed deadline. It is advisable to send this written notification by registered letter. If this notification is not sent by the landlord or not at the right time, the “Model B fixed rental agreement” is automatically transferred to a rental agreement “indefinitely (model A)” with protection of the tenant and the tenant is not obliged to leave the house by the agreed deadline. In the case of a regular fixed-term rental contract with a rental period of more than two years, derogations apply. This lease is very similar to an indefinite lease. In this type of agreement, the tenant has a minimum of rental protection. This means that the owner does not have to invoke at least one of the legal grounds for termination. A landlord can terminate this type of contract by informing the tenant of the end between 3 months and 1 month before the agreed term. If a lease was concluded before 1 July 2016, it does not fall under the new rental right. Note that it is the closing date of the contract that is decisive, not the start date. Expats moving to the Netherlands are often shocked by the unusual level of protection tenants enjoy in that country.

And no one really seems to care. Dutch rental law offers a solid framework that makes it very difficult for landlords to terminate a lease from one moment to the next. And like any other regulation, this one has a completely legal outcome – the much-talked about and somewhat elusive “diplomatic clause”. .