It is adviced to arrange a stay for a duration of 3 months. Experience has shown that this is a manageable period for both parties. In some cases, the guest and host family decide together to extend the cohabitation through mutual agreement. Especially if, for example, you have a separate floor or a garden cottage where your guest stays, the impact of their stay on your private life doesn’t have to be significant. Conversely, if you are sharing a small apartment with a guest, the impact on your life can be considerable. Our advice is therefore to establish clear agreements with your guest about the duration of their stay before you begin living together. Remember that your guest retains the right to shelter in the Netherlands and will never be left homeless.