Land and Housing > Rented housing > Maintenance
NetherlandsLast modified: December 15, 2011
Responsibility for maintenance is divided between the landlord and the tenant. The landlord is responsible for taking care of larger maintenance (like outside painting, drains, sewerage, gas, water and electricity, c.v., lift, etc.) and the tenant for smaller maintenance (like inside painting, rasters, chimneys, light switches, etc.).
In case of a landlord refusing to perform maintenance, the tenant should write a letter to the landlord requesting him to do such. If the landlord does not respond to this, the tenant can have the maintenance done himself. The costs need to be paid by the landlord. The tenant can opt for subtracting these costs of the rent payment.
Maintenance of rented houses
by Jin Ho Verdonschot on December 15, 2011