Too high rental costs
The legislator has determined the maximum prices, when it is about rental prices for living spaces smaller than 50 m2. These maximum prices can be found in the following law: Implementing law rental prices living space. A lot of landlords are not informed about this law or they violate this law on purpose. Because of this a lot of landlords pay too much rent. Do you also want to know if you are paying too much rent, then use the calculation tool above. If you are paying too much, we can help you lower your rent with tens of euros or sometimes hundreds of euros.
Asking for mediaton costs is not permitted by the law, this is stated in article 7:417 paragraph BW. Yet there are many landlords and estate agents that charge these costs. These costs can occur under different names such as: administration costs, key money and contract costs. These terms are covered under the concept of mediation costs. The law simply states that no additional costs are charged next to the rent. The intermediaries that charge costs for mediation can not do this under Article 7:264 BW. If you do pay the mediation costs, then you can reclaim these costs through us.
Besides the bare rent, the landlords also often charge service costs. These are costs for among others; gass, water and light. Your landlord asks a monthly advance to cover these costs. This advance is brought to life to cover the common costs, however, the actual costs are always lower. Thus there must be an annual statement of the actual costs with the advance.