Permission from the homeowners association and the all-in-one building permit for renovations

Are you planning to renovate your apartment? Then you may need permission from your homeowners association (Vereniging van Eigenaren, VvE). Apart from permission from the homeowners association for work on the outside of your property you may also need an all-in-one building permit.

You must inform the VvE about all renovations
You must inform the VvE about all renovations

Permission from homeowners association

By law the homeowners association (VvE) decides on all communal parts of the building, such as the roof or the exterior walls. The VvE can start legal proceedings if a member carries out work without permission being granted in the meeting. This procedure takes time and costs money. Avoid this problem and always consult the VvE.

Applying for an all-in-one building permit

Have you received permission from the VvE to renovate your apartment? Then contact the municipality to check if you also need an all-in-one building permit. This is required for certain types of work. This permit ensures that you do the building work in accordance with the regulations set out in the building code and in a way that fits in with the surroundings.

For more information see the Apply for an all-in-one building permit page.

You need to apply for an all-in-one building permit for any type of extension
You need to apply for an all-in-one building permit for any type of extension

Changes to newly-built apartments

When you purchase an apartment that will still be built, your interests and those of all the other owners will be represented during the construction by the buyers association. The buyers association decides whether any additions can be made such as extensions, roof dormers or additional balconies. Once the apartments have been completed, the VvE takes over responsibility.

Published: 22 May 2019Modified: 6 November 2019