Selling a house is not something you do every day, but when you do, you want the process to go smoothly. That’s why it’s important to inform yourself in advance about everything involved in selling a house. TRIP Notarissen has more than 30 years’ experience in providing advice and guidance for both straightforward and complex real estate transactions.
LEGAL PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF A HOUSE
Anyone who purchases a house in the Netherlands will encounter two legal transactions: the purchase and the delivery. This applies to both existing homes and new constructions. Firstly, the purchase agreement – on paper – is signed. This contract contains the agreements about matters such as the purchase price and the date upon which the purchaser takes possession of the house. Many people refer to this as the provisional deed of sale. However, there is nothing provisional about this agreement. As soon as both parties agree on the content of the agreement and have signed it, they are in principle committed to the sale.