In the Netherlands there are a lot of rules regarding the rental price of a room or apartment.
For example, a landlord is not allowed to ask more than a certain amount for your living space. This maximum rent is calculated on the basis of a legal point system. Depending on the size and facilities of your room, points are awarded or deducted. The more points, the higher the rent the landlord is allowed to charge.
If you contact Frently within the first six months of your lease, we can retroactively reduce your rent. If you have already passed the six month term, we can stil reduce your rent. The starting date of your reduction will then be in the future. Are you wondering if your rent is higher than legally permitted? Make an appointment for a free rent check at your house.
Linda pays a basic rent of € 275.- per month. She has a room with central heating on the Grote Markt. The size of her room is 12 m2. Linda shares her kitchen, bathroom, sink and toilet with three roommates. She has no outdoor area and no bike shed.
According to Dutch law this room will be awarded with 83 points. This corresponds with a maximum rental price of € 168.80. This means Linda’s landlord is charging way too much rent for her room every month. She is entitled to a rent reduction of € 106.20 per month.
The rental check on our website gives a good indication of your maximum rent. If you prefer an exact calculation, we recommend you make an appointment for a rent check at your home. This appointment is free of charge and free of any obligations.