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What happens during an eviction?

When the word evacuation is mentioned, a large part of the Dutch population quickly thinks of an emergency such as a bomb threat, emergency response or evacuation. However, in this article we are not talking about evacuating people in need, an emergency response course or an emergency response officer, but we are talking about a home evacuation.

A home eviction is a major event that can occur for various reasons, such as rent arrears, legal proceedings, or forced eviction. During a house clearance All personal belongings of the tenant are removed from the home and the home or business premises are left empty and clean. In this article we take a closer look at what exactly happens during a house clearance, who is involved and how you can prepare for it.

Reasons for a house clearance

There are several reasons why a house clearance can take place:

1. Rent arrears

A common reason for a home eviction is when the tenant can no longer pay for the home and has built up significant rent arrears.

2. Legal proceedings and eviction judgment

If the tenant does not meet his obligations despite repeated warnings and reminders, the landlord can initiate legal proceedings and request an eviction notice.

3. Forced eviction

In some cases, a home evacuation may be forced, for example in the event of nuisance or illegal activities in the home.

The role of the landlord and bailiff

In a home eviction, the landlord and the bailiff are the most important parties involved.


The landlord is the one who requests the eviction and can initiate legal proceedings if necessary. He must ensure that all rights and obligations are correctly observed.


The bailiff is responsible for executing the eviction judgment. He will officially notify the tenant of the eviction and determine the date on which the eviction will take place.

The evacuation of the house

During the actual evacuation, the following steps are taken:

1. Notice of eviction

The bailiff will officially notify the tenant of the eviction and therefore determine the judgment and the date on which it will take place.

2. Removal of the contents

On the day of the eviction, the tenant's belongings are removed from the home and taken to a storage room. This is usually done by a professional evacuator.

3. Cleaning and repair

After removing the contents, the house is cleaned and any damage is repaired, so that the house can be delivered in good condition.

Preparing for a house clearance

It is essential to properly prepare for a home eviction, both as a landlord and a tenant.

1. The evacuation plan

As a landlord, it is important to have a clear evacuation plan with all procedures and instructions for the evacuation. Such an eviction procedure ensures that everything will proceed correctly.

2. Communication with residents

As a tenant, it is very important to be well informed of the rental agreement and possible consequences in the event of non-payment.

3. Safety first

During a home evacuation, the safety of everyone involved is paramount. Both the landlord and the tenant must act carefully to ensure that the eviction proceeds smoothly.


A house clearance is a complex and emotional event that must be carried out with care and responsibility. It is important that both landlords and tenants are aware of their rights and obligations and that the safety of everyone involved comes first.

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Help Center

What should I do in the event of a house clearance?

In the event of a home eviction, you as a tenant must follow the instructions of the bailiff and leave the home.

Can a home eviction be prevented?

Yes, an eviction can be prevented by contacting the landlord in a timely manner and discussing possible solutions.

What happens to my personal belongings during a house clearance?

During a home clearance, your personal belongings are removed from the home and stored.

What is the role of emergency response officers during an evacuation?

Emergency response officers accompany residents to the assembly point and ensure their safety during an evacuation. This obviously relates to an evacuation during an emergency and not during the evacuation of your home.

What is an eviction notice?

An eviction notice is a judicial decision requiring the tenant to leave the home.