When the lease of business premises expires in The Netherlands, the lessor and the lessee inspect the leased property and record their findings on the condition of the maintenance, the presence of defects and the facilities, in a document that is usually referred to as the transfer report, the inspection report or the survey report. Such transfer proceedings serve several purposes. It is not only important to record whether the lessor transfers the leased property without defects on commencement of the lease agreement, but also whether the lessee delivers the leased property without defects on termination of the lease agreement.
On commencement of the lease, there is usually a one-time joint inspection. Often the lessee that is leaving is also present at this inspection. At the termination of the lease, there are often two inspections: a preliminary inspection and a final inspection.
In these cases, for the lessee as well as the lessor it is important that the procedural requirements under the law, the lease contract and the case law, are complied with in a timely and correct manner. A lawyer who knows about commercial tenancy law can be a huge help in such cases. The tenancy lawyers of the AMS law firm assist both lessees and lessors. Contact our law firm for a free meeting without obligation.