Who can give advice about my rental contract?
You have found the room of your dreams, but there are strange requirements for your lease. Can the landlord set these requirements for you? Check with the Juridisch Loket. They can help you by providing (free) legal advice.
What happens if my rental room is illegal?
The municipality of Eindhoven regularly checks for illegal room rental. If your student house does not have the necessary permits for room rental, this is an illegal situation. The owner is liable for this situation. The room occupants can lose their living space within a certain period and have to look for another living space. Do you want to be sure that your room is rented legally? Ask firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paying brokerage fees for a rental room: is it allowed or not?
Mostly not. A broker may only charge costs if you ask him to look for a room or home that is not part of his own home supply. Does a broker (also) work for a landlord? Then he may not charge any costs to the tenant. This also applies if the lessor does not pay for brokerage. Until 1 July 2016, brokers were allowed to ask for money when renting a room if they brokered for the lessor. You can find more information at Rijksoverheid.
How do I know if my landlord is reliable?
After a long search you have finally found a room. How do you know for sure that the room meets all the conditions set by the municipality? Avoid problems and check it, send a mail to email@example.com!
I have a disagreement with my landlord, what to do?
First, try to talk to each other and try to find a solution. If you can’t find any solution, contact Huurteam Eindhoven or the Rent Tribunal.
Huurteam Eindhoven can advise students about conflicts with their landlords. Huurteam Eindhoven will help you find the answer to your question.
The Rent Tribunal (Huurcommissie) is an impartial organisation that helps tenants and landlords by providing information, conducting research, mediating in their conflicts or, if necessary, settling the conflict formally by making a ruling that is binding on both parties. Learn more about the Rent Tribunal at the website of the Huurcommissie.