The lessor can dissolve free of charge in the event of force majeure on the part of the lessor. This also includes the situation if the laws and regulations of the Dutch government make it impossible for tenants to stay in the rented property (such as a ban on overnight accommodation during the corona period).
Cancellation by the tenant is free of charge up to 30 days before the start of the stay. Between 30 and 14 days, the tenant will receive 50% of the rent back, after which the full rent remains due. If the landlord finds a new tenant for the period, a settlement can take place. It is recommended that the tenant takes out cancellation insurance with their own insurer.
The above also applies if the tenant is prevented from using the rented property due to personal circumstances or other forms of force majeure. The only exception is travel restrictions due to government legislation and regulations, as a result of which the tenant cannot reasonably travel to the rented property. In case of cancellation within 30 days before the start, the tenant will receive 50% of the rent back or no longer have to pay the 2nd installment. NB. This concerns the laws and regulations as they apply at the time of cancellation. It is recommended that the tenant takes out cancellation insurance with their own insurer.
In the event of dissolution by the landlord or tenant, it will always be examined in consultation whether the rental period can be rebooked to another time. Price differences will then be settled. However, the tenant is not automatically entitled to this.