Rights and obligations as tenant

Now that you’ve got accommodation in Maastricht, it’s important to know where you stand legally as a tenant. Many people don’t realise that, especially if you’re renting from the social sector, Dutch law quite heavily favours tenants, as opposed to landlords. This is because tenants are usually the weaker party in a tenancy agreement. Read on to find out about registering your address, subletting in the Netherlands, what is expected of you and of your landlord when you rent accommodation, and where you can turn for legal aid in the area of rental law.

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