The process

The process of leasing out land on a long- term lease broadly comprises the following steps:

  1. Intake meeting with the landowner (de- pending on the area, this will be Leiden University or Leiden municipal council) to run through customer’s query and possibilities for establishing organization there (potential plot, conditions of leas- ing, options in terms of construction and follow-up steps);
  2. If need be, a test will be performed to see whether establishing the organization there will dovetail with the business park’s relevance policy;
  3. Consultation with the urban planning supervisor and the customer’s design team, with the supervisor highlighting the possibilities, testing the urban plan- ning master plan and providing support during the design process;
  4. Signing agreement on lease, supply and payment is usually done upon receipt of the environmental permit.