I am about to rent house in the Netherlands and I'd like to take your opinions about some rules in the contract or may be you face this in your contract and I should take care of it.
- Maintenance: major on landlord and minor on tenant, I feel like this is very subjective and will lead to a lot of problems but he refused to modify it or write specific things.
The Tenant is obliged under the law (Article 7:217 in conjunction with 240 of the Civil Code), the present Lease Contract and custom to carry out minor repairs in, on or about the Subjects and the Landlord is obliged to remedy other defects on being asked to do so, unless this is either impossible or would require such an outlay of costs as could not reasonably be required of the Landlord in the circumstances. The parties shall promptly and properly, each at his own expense, attend to the improvements, including renewals, required to do so and which they are obliged to attend to by law, any statutory provision or contractual obligation.
The house has a small garden: the maintenance of the garden is on the tenant, not the owner.
If I said I will leave and decided a check-out date, I should leave on date and be sure the house is clean. For any day I will stay after that, I should pay a fine.