What to do if 1 of you wants to leave the house?

You want to continue living alone in the property

After all, you have rented the property together. The person who wants to continue living in the house can request the landlord to rent the house alone. The landlord will check whether you can afford the rent yourself. The landlord will involve Verhuurtbeter.nl for this purpose. If your situation gives reason to rent the house alone you can continue to live in the house under the same rental agreement. Your roommate will then be removed from the rental agreement after acceptance by the landlord.

Subletting is prohibited by law and is subject to heavy fines. We therefore discourage you from taking someone into your home for a fee.

Short step-by-step plan

  1. Give notice to the landlord and indicate that you want to continue renting the property on your own.

  2. The landlord confirms your termination and refers you to Verhuurtbeter.nl.

  3. Verhuurtbeter.nl will check whether you can afford to pay the rent alone and will agree on the conditions with you.

  4. After your acceptance, the rental agreement will be amended.

  5. The departing tenant is released from the rental agreement.


You want to rent the (same) house together with someone else
Factually you and your current (departing) co-tenant must first terminate the rental agreement. This is because your co-tenant no longer wants to be responsible for the rental agreement. Your joint request with the new co-tenant must first be examined by the landlord. The landlord will involve Verhuurtbeter.nl for this. The landlord will use a new rent for a new rental agreement. The rent can therefore be higher or lower than you are used to.
This way you and the new co-tenant will have equal rental rights.

Short step-by-step plan

  1. Give notice of termination of the rent to the landlord together and indicate that one of you wishes to rent the house together with a new person.

  2. The landlord confirms your termination and refers you to Verhuurtbeter.nl*. You will be given priority on the waiting list at Verhuurtbeter.nl for this.

  3. Verhuurtbeter.nl will check if you and the new tenant can afford the rent together and will agree on the conditions with you.

  4. After your acceptance a new rental agreement will be made.

  5. The departing tenant is released from the old rental agreement.

*In order to rent the property with another person, we need information from both of you. We collect this in a secure account in the name of you and the new tenant. You will need a Premium (i.e. paid) account. Please fill in all the questions of the profile and send us a message through your account via the button "Messages". Indicate in that message that you have been nominated by the departing tenant. We will then contact you.


You as a departing tenant want to nominate a tenant. Is that possible?

In a nutshell: NO

Here are the conditions

Please note that we are not obliged to allocate the property to the nominated candidate. They may be given priority on the waiting list, provided they meet the requirements?

When is nomination not possible?

  • Social rental properties (rental properties that are eligible for rent subsidy) are not eligible to be nominated. If tenants are interested in a social rental property, someone must have a premium account.

  • When an open house is scheduled or has just been for this property.

  • When the house has already been assigned to another candidate or we are already working on the candidate selection.

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