On 1 July 2021, the Netherlands had more than 8.0 million homes. In daily life it is inevitable to meet nuisance from your neighbors, one of the most bothering moments would be the unpleasant renovation or extension work of your neighbors.
Building permit and regulations
A construction permit may be required depending on different kinds of renovation work. It can be checked on the website of the municipality where your property is located. The application will be assessed by the municipality, and the result will be published on their website. It is an administrative decision, meaning you have the right to raise an objection, as long as you are a “concerned party” and the decision will affect your life. It is worth noting that the term for an objection is strict. You need to file the objection within six weeks after the decision is published. (please find more information in our article: De Bezwaarprocedure En De Termijnoverschrijding)