Building and property

Developments in the building and property sector happen quickly and the law is constantly changing. We are seeing municipalities become more cautious about large-scale developments over recent years as a result of the economic crisis. There is also a visible shift of responsibility and risks to the market. For instance, housing associations and care providers are faced with new rules and stricter sector regulations. In practice there is also an increasing use of variations to the standard conditions, such as the Uniform Administrative Conditions for the Execution of Works (UAV) 1989 and 2012, the Uniform Administrative Conditions for Integrated Contracts (UAV-GC) 2005, the New Rules 2005 Legal relationship client-architect, engineer and consultant (DNR) and the Real Estate Council of The Netherlands (ROZ) regulations.

Our guiding principle is always to make clear arrangements when drawing up and providing guidance on agreements that on the development of construction projects, leasing of buildings and the settlement of disputes in these areas. For instance, contracting/subcontracting, turnkey, construction team and lease agreements. Disputes may arise whenever agreements are made. Therefore, it is essential that the parties know their legal position.

Our experience with the litigation practice ensures that we are never faced with surprises. We have been assisting governmental authorities, construction firms, lessees and lessors and project developers for many years, which means we know the terrain. We are fully aware that we can litigate if required, but we are even better at avoiding litigation. In our view, this is the best way to serve your interests.