The Full Selection
A selection of our documents are shown below, this is what you will find an offer form or rental contract will be signed. We use these forms to make sure tenant and lessor have their agreements written in paper, so that in case of dispute parties will be able to look back and see what has been agreed upon.
All of our documents have been checked by a legal team so you can rest assured that documents used are correct in any case. We also offer the possibility to use our documents if you have not rented out your property through The Rental Shop. Please contact us for more information.
The Rental Agreement functions as a legal document stating all primairy and secunadairy agreements made concerning your rental apartment. Also you need this agreement to register at the municipality.
Confirmation of Assignment
An offer form is used to formally propose an offer to the owner. Also this gives tenant the opportunity to describe his primairy wishes: “date of check in, rental price proposal, duratation of rental etc”. Or the secundary demands such as: “place extra bed in 2nd bedroom, paint hallway”. When tenant and lessor both agree to these terms, a formal agreement has been made.
The Rental Contract
The fixed-term lease for a maximum of 2 years is new. This option has been included in the law since 1 July 2016 and is intended for the situation that the tenant actually leaves after the agreed time. The tenant does not have rental protection with this model. He must therefore leave at the end of the contract (provided the landlord has sent him a written notice about the end date, see below under 27).
This rental agreement is possible for a maximum period of 2 years. A shorter period is also allowed. Not a longer period.
The law stipulates that if the lease is concluded before 1 July 2016, the old statutory regime (with full rent protection for the tenant) will apply. This is even the case if the lease agreement starts on or after 1 July 2016. We therefore recommend that this contract be dated and actually only signed on or after 1 July 2016, even if the contract takes effect on 1 July 2016.
Renewal of the lease with a certain term is not possible. If this happens, the rental agreement automatically changes into a lease for an indefinite period. Example: if a lease agreement has been agreed for 1 year and is then renewed for a further year, the lease contract will automatically change into a lease for an indefinite period as from the renewal, whereby the tenant has full rent protection.
The rent ends automatically after the agreed term. This means that cancellation of the rent by the landlord is not necessary. However, the landlord must timely send a written notice to the tenant, in which the agreed end date of the contract is communicated to the tenant. This announcement does not contain more than the following text: ‘In this case, we inform you that the lease for the house located at the …. to … .., that you rent from ……. , ends with …………… ‘. You can still add subjects, such as that you want to make agreements about delivery by the tenant and handing in the keys. This notice may not be sent earlier than 3 months before the end date and no later than 1 month before the end date. It is advisable to send this written notice by registered mail (possibly also by e-mail and regular mail). This written communication is very important. Forget the landlord to send it in time, then the lease automatically changes in a rental agreement for an indefinite period, whereby the tenant has full rent protection.
With this model, it is not allowed to agree on a minimum initial rental period during which the tenant can not cancel the rental. In this model, the tenant has the legal right to cancel the rent whenever he wants. He must observe a notice period of 1 calendar month. This is a disadvantage compared to the lease for an indefinite period, although a minimum initial rental period may be agreed.
The tenant has the possibility to let the tenancy committee determine whether the agreed rental price is not too high. For this model the tenant has the time to 6 months after the end of the tenancy agreement. If the property is worth more than 145 points, it is liberalized and falls into the free sector. The rental commission will then leave the rent unchanged. If the property is worth 145 points or less, then the rental committee will determine the rent at the maximum legal level associated with the point of the house. The tenancy committee will do so retroactively until the start of the tenancy agreement.