Willemijn Lever


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


In the field of tenancy law (office, retail and residential space, short stay and unbuilt property) Willemijn not only advises and litigates in matters such as renovation, redevelopment and transformation, but also in a range of other subjects, including the termination of leases, rent adjustments and substitution. Performing due diligence also forms part of her practice.

In matters pertaining to property law she provides advice to clients on matters such as the purchase and sale of property, ground leases, superficies, apartment rights, easements, statutory rights and duties between neighbours and positive or acquisitive prescription/negative or extinctive prescription (fragmented green areas). In addition she regularly conducts legal proceedings on disputes involving property.

Willemijn is particularly interested in issues at the interface between public law and private law.

Willemijn represents parties such as councils, water boards, property investors, care institutions, estate agents and associations of owners. She is valued by clients for her expert legal knowledge and hands-on approach. Integrity is her key value.

Work experience
  • 2015 -2017 BRICKS Advocaten, tenancy law and property law lawyer
  • 2007 -2015 Geelkerken Linskens Advocaten, tenancy law and property law lawyer
  • 2003-2007 La Gro Advocaten, property law lawyer
  • 2001-2003 Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn, legal assistant / administrative law and planning and zoning law lawyer
Memberships & ancillary positions
  • Vereniging van Huurrechtadvocaten (VHA) (Dutch Association of Landlord and Tenant Law Practitioners)
  • Vereniging van Vastgoedjuristen (VVJ) (Property Lawyers Assocation)
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), working group Residential
  • First Ladies of Law by Magna Charta
  • (Deputy) chairman of the Objections and Complaints Committee of the municipality of Hillegom, Lisse and Teylingen (HLT Samen)
  • Teacher at the Vastgoedacademie (FOI) (Finance and Property Academy) and with the Bar Association of The Hague
  • Author of Sdu OpMaat Huurrecht+ (tenancy law database)
  • 2018 Schonewille & Schonewille – specialisation Mediation Advocacy
  • 2016 – 2017 RICS, Management Consultancy
  • 2013 – 2014 Vereniging van Huurrechtadvocaten, Specialist training Tenancy Law
  • 2008 – 2008 Instituut voor Bouwrecht (Netherlands Institute for Construction Law) specialist training Public Law Construction Law
  • 2005 – 2006 Grotius Academy, specialist training Property Law
  • 1998 – 2001 University of Amsterdam, Dutch Law
  • 1997 – 1998 Leiden University, Dutch Law (bachelor)