KEY FACTS OF REAL ESTATE ACQUISITIONS UNDER DUTCH LAW –
The purchase of an immovable property is a mutual agreement.
Neither the seller nor the buyer has the obligation to make use of the services of a real estate agent. In practice actually one often sees that the seller instructs a real estate agent to act as an intermediary. A purchase agreement cannot be effected by the real estate agent himself: he is merely the intermediary. Should the seller engage a real estate agent, the seller must also pay the charges arising from the use of his services.
A real estate purchase agreement is often preceded by a pre-contractual stage. If the parties have agreed upon essential conditions, a purchase agreement has been achieved.
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