The rental law in the Netherlands gives the landlord and the tenant a number of legally determined obligations. These legally determined rules are called the mandatory laws and apply when no diverging rules have been established. Every tenant, also students, can call upon their rental rights.
Quite often, different rules apply to students who rent a room, in comparison with regular tenants. Students are, for example, not allowed to rent a student apartment after they have been unsubscribed from being a student. In case you think that your rights are being compromised with the landlord, you can receive legal assistance. Your insurer will then cover this legal assistance, on the condition that this is included in your insurance.
More about rental law
- When can a landlord terminate the rental agreement?
- My landlord cancels the rental agreement. I do not agree with this!
- I would like to end my rental contract myself. How do I do this?
- Disturbance of my “pleasure of living”: what can I do about this?
- Is a landlord always entitled to ask for a deposit?
- Does a landlord have the right to ask for key money?
- What is a campus contract?
- How does the legitimacy of a campus contract work?
- I have an issue with the landlord of my student room. What can I do?
- How do I know if the wanted rental price for a living space is reasonable or not?
- My landlord wants to raise the rent. Is this allowed?
- Is the tenant or the landlord responsible for the maintenance of the rented living space?
- Am I allowed to sublet my (student) apartment or room?