Is it allowed to rent a commercial property for a non resident of the Netherlands?
Article ID: 481 | Last Updated: Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 4:25 PM
I have an idea to open a hostel in the Netherlands. I‘d like to register a company like llc. The point is that I am not a resident of the Netherlands, I live in Moscow and I‘m a Russian citizen. So firstly I have to rent a commercial property to set up a business, right? But is it allowed to rent a commercial property for a non resident of the country?
A limited company indeed requires an address in the Netherlands. For this a commercial property can be rented here. Also non residents can rent (or buy) a commercial property in the Netherlands. It will be a business agreement between you (and your company) and the owner of the property in the Netherlands. The owner can decide whether they want to rent out the property to you and if so under which conditions. This is open for negotiation. Dutch law doesn‘t prevent non residents from renting a commercial property in the Netherlands (unless your country would be on an international "black" list, which Russia is not).