Because of the group WE ARE HERE, the phenomenon of squatting has gained a lot of attention again after the squatting of a company building in Westpoort. When the owner came to assess the situation, he was denied access, which led to a lot of indignation. But what about the legislation on squatting? In an […]
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Ginio Beij is advocaat sinds 2002. Zijn aanpak kenmerkt zich door een pragmatische instelling, waarbij een praktische oplossing voorop staat.
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Recently we discussed another case in which the owner of a roof terrace successfully appealed against a decision of the municipality to remove the roof terrace. In this blog, however, we discuss a case in which someone successfully appealed against a permit granted by the municipality for a rooftop terrace by the neighbours. Case The […]
An owner of a roof terrace had to remove her roof terrace from the municipality under penalty of a fine. She claimed, however, that certain commitments had been given to her so that she could now be confident that the roof terrace could remain in place. The judge agreed with her and so the principle […]
Earlier we discussed the situation in which an apartment owner wants to excavate an existing crawl space in order to turn it into a fully-fledged basement, for example. But what if a previous owner has enlarged his basement by adding an existing crawl space and the Owners Association (OA, in Dutch “Vereniging van Eigenaren”, abbreviated: […]
In my practice, I come across it regularly. Complaints about VVE managers. The complaints vary, but there are a number of recognisable elements, such as poor communication, slow reaction to complaints and inefficient use of financial resources. Although there is a lot of dissatisfaction lurking, it is not (yet) common for real action to be […]
Many (standard) leases include an indexation clause. This means that the rent can be increased once a year according to a method of indexation stipulated in the agreement. Sometimes the landlord does not apply the indexation clause in practice. Suppose the landlord has forgotten to apply the indexation for 4 consecutive years. The question then […]
Last Thursday, Airbnb agreed to modify its website. The update limits the number of days a property can be let per year. According to the City of Amsterdam, this agreement has made it more difficult to use properties as illegal hotels. With these kind of rules and agreements, the municipality wants to ensure that houses, […]
Previous blogs discussed what is enforced when it comes to B&B’s. But what if you don’t want to start a B&B, but only want to rent out your house when you are on holiday? Through Airbnb, for example. It is okay, if you follow two rules: no more than 60 days a year, and no […]
In practice it happens regularly. A tenant who is fed up with it. Whether it is residential or business accommodation, there are defects that cannot be solved. There are leaks, there is draught, the rented property is far too hot or too cold. Despite several reminders, the landlord does nothing about it. And then what? […]
Earlier in this blog we discussed when you, as a resident of Amsterdam, may or may not rent (parts of) a house to tourists. Breaching the rules already resulted in a hefty fine of €13,500 under the Housing Act. This fine has recently been increased to €20,500. In addition, in the event of a subsequent […]
Ginio Beij has been an attorney since 2002. Clients appreciate his approach because he empathizes with their interests and knows that a solution is often more important than a victory. However, he also understands the art of litigation at the cutting edge and knows how to achieve good results in complex proceedings as well.
Marius Rijntjes specializes in civil real estate law. His work includes rental law, purchase / sale transactions and project development. In addition, he has built up expertise in the field of owner rights and obligations, such as easement disputes, HOA matters and limitation issues. Marius has years of litigation experience.