Developing, building, managing, purchasing, leasing: real estate means dealing with all kinds of different parties. Often there are complex partnerships. It is important for parties to understand each other, make clear agreements and document these properly.
Floris is the real estate specialist at LOYR. He approaches problems from a practical perspective. It is often more effective to find a solution based on the shared interest than to get bogged down in the legal wrangling. His approach is characterised as analytical and pragmatic. He makes the, often complex, material easy to understand by using a sound cost-benefit analysis and a clear step-by-step plan.
His cases range from land purchase to development, the handover of keys and management. From the start of the process Floris is open about the legal possibilities and implications. Real estate is in his blood. In addition to law, he also has a degree in real estate/brokerage. Thanks to his thorough knowledge of all aspects of real estate, he is also asked to work as a secretary at the Netherlands Arbitration Institute [Nederlands Arbitrage Instituut] (NAI).
Real estate law
Floris advises developers, managers, lessors/lessees, contractors, owners’ associations, estate agents and private owners of real estate. He is also a specialist in residential fraud. He advises and litigates on a wide range of issues, for example in the fields of project development, construction, rights in rem (such as ownership, servitudes, superficies and apartment rights), rent law (commercial space and residential accommodation) and the purchase and sale of real estate.
Floris has registered litigation law in the legal register of the Dutch Bar Association. On the basis of this registration, Floris must obtain ten permanent education points in every main registered jurisdiction every year in accordance with the standards of the Dutch Bar Association.
Floris Havelaar studied law at the University of Groningen and Real Estate/Brokerage at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences. He is also a specialist in residential fraud. He has been practising as a lawyer in Amsterdam since 2006 and specialised in real estate law while working at a large law firm. In 2015 Floris successfully passed the course in procurement law at VU Amsterdam. Floris has also sat on various boards, such as the boards of the Amsterdam Young Bar Association [Jonge Balie Amsterdam] and the Association of Young Real Estate Lawyers [Vereniging Jonge Onroerend Goed Juristen].
In 2016 Floris founded LOYR, together with Jasper van Mens and Zabih Etemadi.
Floris is a keen sportsman. He is a fanatical footballer and also keeps fit by doing boot camp and working out.