The Owners’ Association

In many ways, an apartment cannot be compared to a house or an entire commercial building. When buying an apartment, you become co-owner of the whole complex and you get the exclusive right of use in a specific private area. An apartment owner automatically becomes and remains a member of the Owners’ Association. Within an OA, numerous rules apply based on the law, the articles of association, and the House Rules. Holiday parks are often split into apartment rights or trading takes place under a “normal” association, which is often also referred to as the Owners' Association. As a director, administrator, or member of an OA you are regularly confronted with questions, discussions, conflicts, or sometimes even lawsuits regarding the OA.

Topic in this area:

  • Payment of the OA contribution;
  • Nuisance;
  • Subletting;
  • Meeting, formalities and voting relationships;
  • Tasks and powers of the board;
  • Content of the Deed of Division or the amendment thereof;
  • Relationship of Deed and House Rules;
  • Maintenance, defects, internal renovations;
  • Make decisions or challenge a decision;
  • Finance, reserve fund.

In which cases should you contact Yspeert?

We give advice, negotiate and draft and/or assess agreements concerning any topic you may have to deal with.. We can advise on the contents of the Demerger Deed, the HHR (household regulations), and your rights and obligations. We can also assist with any meeting or help the board formulate registrations for members. If you, as a member of the OA, disagree with a decision that has been made, we will assist you in the procedure concerning void or voidable decisions.

What else can we help you with?

As a client of Yspeert you are most welcome at our academies on various current topics. We share much of our knowledge free of charge in academies or blogs. Our services focus on efficiency, risk management, and cost savings.

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.