Until recently it was difficult to rent out your house or apartment temporarily or short term. With a standard rental agreement, a tenant builds up tenant rights, making it difficult to break the lease if you want to live in the house again.
However, due to changed legislation, it is now easier to temporarily rent out independent living space. If you use the right rental agreement, the tenant cannot claim tenancy rights after the agreed rental period.
Do you want to make a long journey? Are you moving abroad for work? Are you going to live together, but don’t you dare to rent your house for an indefinite period of time yet? Whatever the reason, nowadays you can temporarily rent out your property with peace of mind. Provided you use the right rental agreement with a number of specific provisions.
Are you, for example, going to travel for 7 months and do you already know exactly the dates of departure and return? Then you use a rental agreement for a fixed period of max. 2 years. You agree with the tenant a rental period of a fixed period of 7 months. The tenant does not build up tenancy right’s and after the 7 months, the tenant has to leave. You do not necessarily have to rent out for 2 years when you use this model. As long as the agreed rental period does not exceed 2 years.
Do you, for example, move abroad for work but you do not know exactly when you want to return to the house? Then use a rental agreement for a definite period with a diplomatic clause. This agreement gives you the opportunity to start with e.g. 1 year and then extend the contract if you stay away longer.
Always request proper advice on the type of rental agreement to be used if you want to rent out temporarily. Otherwise, the tenant may still accrue tenancy rights and you then might not be able to return to the house on the desired moment in the extreme case.
Home of Orange guides you and will prepare the right rental agreement for you, based on your specific situation. Even if you have found a tenant yourself, we can draw up the contract for you.
Is your house for sale and have you already moved, but is it not possible to sell the house? In that case, you can temporarily rent out using a rental agreement in accordance with the vacancy law. In order to rent out according to the vacancy law, you must apply for a vacancy law permit from the municipality and the mortgage lender must grant permission. In principle, a municipality only issues a vacancy permit in times of a bad housing market where it is expected that a house will be empty for a long time, while the owner has already moved to another house. Without this permit and permission from the mortgage lender, you cannot rent out under the vacancy law.
If we have succeeded to rent out your property for a minimum of 1 year, we charge you an agencyfee of 8% + 21% VAT of the yearly rent. For temporary rentals we charge the agencyfee proportionally, with a minimum of € 950,00 excl. VAT + eventual costs if you ask us to be your financial and/or technical manager.
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