Construction, Real Estate & Leasing

Legaltree is an expert in the field of civil and public construction law, tenancy law and general real estate law, including purchase and sale transactions and real rights. We have gained this expertise in a range of (multidisciplinary) projects for all kinds of parties, including at the top end of the market, such as listed and unlisted construction companies, public authorities such as municipal authorities and water boards, installers, advisers, architects, property developers, investors, housing associations, care institutions, institutional investors, vacant property managers, estate agents and associations of owners.

  • Civil construction law
  • Public construction law
  • Tenancy law
  • Real estate law

Civil construction law

At Legaltree our lawyers in charge of civil construction law cases have specialist knowledge of both civil and hydraulic engineering and of residential and non-residential building. Naturally, we also know the ins and outs of the general terms and conditions applicable to the construction sector (such as the UAV 2012, UAV-GC 2005, DNR 2011) and the standard specifications (RAW and STABU).

This expertise enables us to provide you with tailor-made advice on how to draft and negotiate a range of agreements (such as building contracts, consultancy agreements, framework agreements, cooperation agreements and implementation agreements). We also have extensive experience with both traditional contracts based on the Uniform Administrative Conditions (UAC) 2012 and with complex, integrated (PPP) contracts (D&C, DB(F)M(O), turnkey), whether or not on the basis of the UAC-GC 2005.

Legaltree is not just an adviser. You can also turn to us for a wide range of construction disputes, such as losses due to delays, extensions of time limits, defects on completion, the interpretation of specifications and contracts, premature termination of building contracts and maintenance defects, while it is a reassuring thought, in the event that legal proceedings are inevitable, that our specialised lawyers have years of experience in litigating before the main arbitration tribunals (such as the Arbitration Board for the Building Industry (in Dutch: Raad van Arbitrage voor de Bouw) and the civil courts.

Public construction law

Often projects or disputes also have a public law aspect. At Legaltree you will find expertise in the fields of environmental law and general constitutional law and administrative law, including spatial planning, the environment, nature conservation and the translation of these matters into contracts with the public authorities. We are also familiar with aspects of spatial administrative law in a stricter sense: environmental permits, zoning plans and enforcement. Among our additional specialisations is procurement law.

Sustainable Energy & Environment
Competition & Tendering

Tenancy law

If you have any questions about the termination of a lease, substitution, rent changes, renovation, derogation clauses, defects, nuisance and illegal subletting, Legaltree knows all the ins and outs of tenancy law. From residential space and office space to retail space and unbuilt real estate. We use this knowledge not only in order to give you clear advice, but also in the event of a case going to trial.

Real estate law

Do you require assistance in proceedings concerning purchase and sale transactions, such as a breach of contract, performance, hidden defects, contamination, of the soil and otherwise, maintenance, etc.? Do you want clear answers to questions relating to rights in rem and limited rights, including rights of way, rights of egress, overhang, ground leases, rights of superficies, apartment rights and positive and negative prescription? At Legaltree we are happy to share our knowledge with you.