Willemijn Lever


Willemijn Lever MRICS has been active as a lawyer since 2002. She specialises in tenancy law and property law.


in her capacity as adviser and litigator, Willemijn focuses on landlord and tenancy law and is concerned with renovation, redevelopment and transformation of office and retail space as well as residential space, short stay and unbuilt property. She also deals with issues such as lease termination, rent adjustment and substitution. Due diligence investigations are also part of her practice. She advises her clients on issues relating to property law, including the purchase and sale of immovable property, ground leases, structures, apartment rights, easements, statutory rights and duties between neighbours and positive or acquisitive prescription/negative or extinctive prescription (fragmented green areas). In addition, Willemijn regularly conducts legal proceedings on disputes involving property. Willemijn is particularly interested in issues at the interface between Dutch public law and Dutch civil law. Willemijn represents a range of parties including local government bodies, water boards, property investors, care institutions, estate agents and owners' associations. Her clients value Willemijn for her expert legal knowledge and hands-on approach. Her core value is her integrity.

Work experience

  • BRICKS Advocaten – attorney-at-law tenancy law and property law, 2015-2017
  • Geelkerken Linskens Advocaten – attorney-at-law tenancy law and property law, 2007-2015
  • La Gro Advocaten – attorney-at-law property law, 2003-2007
  • Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn – Legal assistant / attorney-at-law administrative law and planning and zoning law, 2001-2003

Memberships & ancillary positions

  • Dutch Association of Landlord and Tenant Law Practitioners (VHA)
  • Association of Property Lawyers (VVJ)
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Residential working group
  • First Ladies of Law by Magna Carta
  • Deputy chair of the Objections and Complaints Committee of the municipality of Hillegom, Lisse and Teylingen (HLTsamen)
  • Teacher at Finance and Property Academy (FOI) and with the Bar Association of The Hague
  • Author of Sdu OpMaat Huurrecht+ (tenancy law database)


  • Schonewille & Schonewille – specialisation Mediation Advocacy, 2018
  • RICS – Management Consultancy, 2017
  • Dutch Association of Landlord and Tenant Law Practitioners (VHA) – Tenancy Law, 2014
  • Netherlands Institute for Construction Law (IBR) – Property law, 2008
  • Grotius Academy – postgraduate specialisation Property Law, 2006
  • University of Amsterdam – Dutch Law, 2001
  • Leiden University – Dutch Law (propaedeutic diploma), 1998

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