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How to buy a horse in the Netherlands?

How to buy a horse in the Netherlands?  Here are 5 ways to lower the risk.

Buyers and sellers often instruct our horse lawyers in the Netherlands if they are involved in a dispute after the purchase of a horse. Here are 5 tips that will help you reduce your risk of buying a horse.

  • Your requirements and capabilities should be clear and transparent. The buyer and seller should have no doubt about the horse’s suitability.
  • Ask questions and keep track of your answers.
  • Be aware of who you are buying from in the Netherlands, and what your legal rights are. You will have more implied rights if you buy from a trader or dealer than if buying directly from an individual.
  • You should consider whether you need a custom-made contract of sale. A contract that is “off-the-shelf” may not reflect your interests and cause you more problems than good. You should consider a written contract of sale if you’re buying a horse in the Netherlands that is valuable or have very specific requirements.
  • You must be calm when something goes wrong. Do not express anger or frustration. Keep in mind that any legal proceedings in the Netherlands could refer to your comments or messages.

agent regarding the sale of my horse in Holland

Horse owners often choose to sell their horses through a sales representative in Holland. They might not realize that the sales agent may make statements to the buyer of their horse.

A horse buyer in the Netherlands may be able to sue the seller if an agent makes a false statement about it. This is called the law of misrepresentation. Clear instructions are essential for any agent who is retained to sell a horse.

Contact us today to speak to an equine solicitor regarding any concern you may have about an agency sale.

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Remko Roosjen

Remko Roosjen

Remko Roosjen is a Dutch contract attorney in the Netherlands and creates close working relationships with clients, providing pragmatic solutions across on all legal matters in the Netherlands. Remko is a partner of our commercial law firm in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His specialist areas include Dutch contract law, including Dutch commercial contracting and legal disputes, including civil litigation, arbitration and mediation. Remko is a sharp, creative Dutch attorney with extensive cross-border experience representing both foreign plaintiffs and defendants. Visit Remko's profile via the website or via his LinkedIn Profile.