Building law, property law and lease law
The department Building, property and lease law consists of Christine van den Berg, Liesbeth Driest and Mark Lim. With these lawyers, Legaltree has extensive experience at its disposal in the field of civil construction law, building and planning law, tenancy law and general real estate law, including expropriation and purchase/sale. Experience, which has been drawn from the involvement in large (multidisciplinary) projects and by working for many years at the top end of the market.
The department Building, property and lease law works for (listed) construction companies, municipalities, contractors, consultants, architects, developers, investors, housing corporations, healthcare institutions, institutional investors, vacancy managers and real estate agents.
As is the case throughout the whole Legaltree organisation, the lines of communication with and in the team are short. In an office environment without other employees or interns, you always have to work with partners who are fully involved. Irrespective of whether it concerns advice or proceedings, the efficient and pragmatic work method that flows from this is highly appreciated by clients.
Fields of law
- Civil construction law
- Building and planning law
- Tenancy law
- Property law
Civil building law
Under the umbrella of civil building law, Christine van den Berg en Mark Lim have specialist knowledge in terms of infrastructure works (ground, road and water), civil engineering works and residential construction. A good knowledge of the general terms and conditions that prevail within the construction industry (such as the UAV 1989/2012, UAV-GC 2005, DNR 2005/2011) and of the standard specifications (RAW and STABU) is indispensable.
Christine van den Berg and Mark Lim advise parties in drafting and negotiating different forms of agreements (such as construction contracts, consultancy contracts, framework agreements, cooperation agreements and implementation agreements). They have extensive experience with both traditional contracts based on the UAV 1989/2012 as well as complex integrated (PPP) contracts (D&C, DB(F)M(O), turnkey) based on the UAV-GC 2005.
In addition to providing advice, Christine van den Berg and Mark Lim assist various parties in a wide range of construction disputes including damages for delays, extension of completion date, delivery defects, contract interpretation and specifications, early termination of construction contracts and maintenance defects. If legal proceedings are necessary, the years of trial experience at major arbitration institutions (such as the Arbitration Board for the Building Industry (Raad van Arbitrage voor de Bouw (RvA)) and the civil courts, comes in useful.
Building and planning law
Projects or disputes often involve aspects of public law. Liesbeth Driest can address these issues accordingly. Liesbeth Driest has extensive experience in the field of environmental law and the general constitutional and administrative law, including requirements for public decision-making and the public.
Landscape and Environment
Regulations and Procurement
Under lease law (housing and business premises) Christine van den Berg carries out several procedures (in summary proceedings) with regards to: tenancy termination, substitution, rent price amendment, renovation, nuisance and prohibited sublet.
Christine van den Berg and Mark Lim also assist parties with expropriation issues and purchase and sale procedures (breach of contract, compliance, hidden defects, (soil)pollution, maintenance, etc.) and limited rights (including rights of way, way out, remodelling (roof structures), building rights).