Am I entitled to protection by the Dutch Rent Act?
If you have legal tenancy, you are entitled to protection by the Dutch Rent Act. Strictly speaking a written agreement is not required for this protection, but you need to be able to prove that you rented the accommodation, for example by proving you made rental payments or by proving that you actually lived at the address.
Protection by the Dutch Rent Act means that you can bring legal proceedings against unreasonable rent increase and against termination of tenancy. You may want to contact a lawyer. The Woonbond can advise you about tenants’ rights.