Huey said that real estate agents in their company representing expatriate tenants face opposition to diplomatic clauses, especially in dealing with landlords who are unfamiliar with the inclusion of this type of vocabulary in the rental contract. As a general rule, when a tenant accepts a temporary rent, usually for 6 months or 1 year, the tenant agrees to be responsible for the rent for that period. When the tenant has emptied the premises before the term of the contract expires, the tenant generally remains responsible for paying the rent for the duration of the lease (provided that the lease is not in a jurisdiction allowing the tenant to prematurely terminate an early termination of a fixed-term lease). If the landlord can rent the premises again before the end of the tenant`s lease, the broken tenant is usually no longer obliged to rent, as the landlord cannot cash in double the rental for the premises. Hello, I was told by a real estate agent (some of them) that Luxembourg landlords must legally allow a person who moves because of a change of employment to terminate his lease. Would anyone know the details – universal or only if they are moved or dismissed by the same company – and is there in such cases a defined notice (3 months?) or should it be « agreed with the owner »? Thank you very much! Expats who move to the Netherlands are often shocked by the unusual level of protection that renters enjoy in the Netherlands…. and no one really seems to object. The Dutch rental law provides a solid framework that makes it very difficult for landlords to terminate a rental agreement at any time. And like any other regulation, this one has a perfectly legal outcome – the much-mentioned and somewhat elusive « diplomatic clause. » The addition of a diplomatic clause to the lease agreement may facilitate the termination of a lease; However, a court order remains necessary. Such a diplomatic clause must provide for two conditions: that the rented apartment be evacuated if the lessor himself wishes to reside in the rented accommodation after the expiry of the contractually agreed tenancy period.
And that the landlord has a good interest in the lease ending. The court will only make a decision that terminates the lease if both elements are included in the clause.