Real Estate

Our team consists of a large number of lawyers and civil-law notaries with extensive knowledge of and experience with real estate. Because our lawyers and civil-law notaries work together closely, we are able to assist our clients from the first negotiations through to the end result envisaged. This might include restructuring and giving advice on property transactions and property finance, but also advice on buying, selling, renting or letting business space or housing. We have extensive experience of (the preparation of) various property-related agreements and contracts, the performance of due diligence investigations and the resolution of problems that arise during operation, whether as the result of a dispute, changing interests or liquidation.

In addition to private law, our sphere of activity also includes administrative law. We regularly advise on permit procedures, such as the procedure pursuant to the Dutch Environmental Permitting (General Provisions) Act (Wet algemene bepalingen omgevingsrecht (Wabo)) and zoning plan procedures, about environmental law, permits and concessions.

We are always on hand to assist our clients should disputes arise too. Our lawyers have ample experience when it comes to conducting legal proceedings before various courts/committees, such as proceedings before the district court, a review committee, the rent assessment committee, the Council of State or the Court of Arbitration for the Building Industry in the Netherlands (Raad van Arbitrage voor de Bouw).

The following specialisations fall under the property expertise present here at BarentsKrans:


The sizeable team at BarentsKrans ‘has the strength to advise on all facets of real estate‘, focusing in particular on project development, the setting up of property investment funds, and on the cooperation between local government authorities and private parties, especially in the areas of social housing and sustainable energy. – Legal 500, 2020

Notable team known for advising public and private sector clients on real estate transactions – Chambers Europe 2020

The team at BarentsKrans is ‘powerful with broad knowledge and skills and a practical approach’ – Legal 500, 2019

“The lawyers are very thorough, meet their deadlines and communicate transparently about the costs involved,” states one client. Other interviewees appreciate the lawyers’ “open and direct communication” with other parties to real estate transactions. – Chambers Global & Europe 2019

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