Types of Rental Agreements

Dutch tenancy law is complicated, and under this law, tenants’ rights are closely protected which you as a landlord might not be aware of. Therefore, it’s vital to determine in advance which contract form suits your situation best.

Use the right rental agreement

Amsterdamrenting follows the recent changes in regulations, advises you on the contractual model that suits your specific situation the best. We also ensure that a legally correct rental agreement is drawn up based on the advice of our legal counsels.

Types of rental agreements

There are various types of rental agreements. Here we briefly explain what those are:


Good for an investor with 1 or more properties who in principle does not want to live in the home himself. This type usually starts with 1 year, then continues for an indefinite period. With this type of rental agreement, the tenant has full rent protection. It is possible to agree that the tenant (and / or the landlord) cannot cancel the rent during an initial period. This gives the landlord certainty about the rental income for some time. 

Good for landlords who want to rent out a fixed defined period that lasts for up to 2 years. It is valid for a maximum of two years. It is also possible to conduct a rental agreement for e.g. 6 months, for one year or for seventeen months. As long as the rental period is no longer than 24 months. 

 Good for landlords who are not sure when they want to move in again. It is for the situation where the tenant and landlord agree that the lease is temporary because it is the intention that the landlord will occupy the house itself after the agreed rental term.

Good for landlords who have the property up for sale. This type is exclusively intended for the situation that the house is for sale.