Housing associations

Housing associations are experiencing turbulent times. Corporations should strike a good balance between their social tasks and their business portfolio in a socially responsible manner. Supervision has also been intensified. At the intersection of “market” and “government” you are socially under a magnifying glass as a corporation. Corporations play an important role in improving the quality of life in neighbourhoods. Furthermore, corporations are expected to play a major role in Energy Transition. The investment should be in both stones and people. It is important to have an eye for this.

The topics in this field of work:

  • Area development and new construction, project development;
  • Spatial planning;
  • Performance agreements;
  • PPP constructions and collaborations;
  • Housing Act and BTIV (Decree on authorized institutions for public housing);
  • Relations between the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board;
  • Rent and rental;
  • Rental rates, service charges and allocation policy;
  • Nuisance, pollution, hemp cultivation, subletting, ZAV (self-applied functionalities), payment arrears;
  • Tenant organizations and Resident committees;
  • Buy and sell;
  • HOA matters;
  • Separating (or rather, linking as a result) living and caring;
  • GDPR, privacy;
  • Tender;
  • Asbestos;
  • Easements.

Expertise

We assist housing corporations. More than ten corporations use our services, which makes us at home in the industry. We have the expertise to provide you with a full service regarding any topic you need to deal with. We are known nationally for initiating behavioural guidelines in nuisance cases and our specific knowledge of and contribution to partnerships in the area of separation of housing and care.

Legal proceedings are only a small part of our services. Our services for housing corporations are focused on more efficient business operations, risk management, and cost savings. We will help you streamline legal processes. Our working method, in consultation with the board and management, is aimed at timely observation, thoughts and proactive advice, so that legal proceedings can be avoided. We focus on self-reliance of employees through knowledge transfer and consultation hours. We fulfil an important signalling role for management, which contributes to improving internal processes and preventing problems in the future.

What else can we help you with?

We share much of our knowledge with you free of charge academies or blogs, so that you know what you need to know. If there is a broader need for more knowledge on a certain subject, we can set up a training programme for your employees.

One of our lawyers is periodically present at various housing associations. During this in-house consultation hour, employees can ask all their legal questions. We can answer many questions on the spot, so that your employees are immediately put back on the right track. Yspeert is also structurally engaged by housing corporations that have company lawyers. Because of the specific knowledge and process experience of our employees, we advise or relieve your legal department in specific issues or procedures. In situations where there is temporary shortage of staff, or you lack specific legal knowledge, our in-house lawyers are always able to help.

Your first point of contact:

Arianne Klok

I grew up in an entrepreneurial family, so I know what ‘putting in hard work’ means and I understand the importance of quality. I have a realistic approach, and I am proactive. I always start with what is most important, to quickly get to the heart of the matter. Secondly, I look at what is possible, often resulting in a solution the client wasn’t aware of or hadn’t thought of. I take satisfaction in helping people when they get stuck, quickly discovering the legal rules, looking at the bigger picture, and pressing emotions to the background.

Arianne Klok's commercial practice focuses on the fields of real estate and corporate law. Her clients are starting and established entrepreneurs, healthcare institutions, real estate owners, landlords and tenants of residential and/or commercial space. She is involved in counselling and litigating, setting up or terminating various contracts, such as commercial collaborations, collaborations on the subject of separation of housing and care, or administrative tendering in the social domain. Arianne shares her thoughts with clients on an operational and management level, oversees processes, and strives for efficiency benefits.

Arianne Klok BBA (Bachelor Business Administration) has been working as a lawyer since 2008. In addition to Business Administration, she also studied Dutch Law at the University of Groningen, with a specialisation in Private Law and Business Law. Arianne has experience as a company lawyer at NDC-VBK publishers and was closely involved in the ISO certification of her previous law firm.