When can the landlord unilaterally terminate my contract?

The landlord can only terminate a lease for a limited number of reasons. This is determined by law. These reason are:

  • The tenant does not behave as a good tenant, for example in the event of large rent arrears or serious nuisance.
  • At the end of a temporary contract that stipulates that you must leave the house after the contract has expired. 
    • PLEASE NOTE: Even though your contract states that it is temporary, it does not mean that this is the case. A lease must meet several requirements to serve as a temporary lease. Be sure to let us check this if you’re not sure!
  • Due to urgent personal use. This can be understood to mean 2 things:
    • Urgent personal use because the landlord wants to occupy the house himself. This is only allowed after the landlord has been the owner for three years.
    • If the landlord wants to demolish or renovate the house. There are also strict rules on this, so please contact us if this occurs. 
  • If the owner of the living space goes bankrupt, but there is still a mortgage on the property. This is not possible if you were already renting before the owner bought the house. 
    • Ordinary sale of the house is emphatically not a valid reason to terminate the lease. Then you simply get a new landlord.

Very rare reasons:

  • If you as a tenant refuse to sign an offer for a reasonably new lease.
  • If the landlord wants to realize a zoning plan.
  • In the case of lodging, the landlord may terminate the rent during the first 9 months without giving any reason.

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