Others We've Helped
Andreas Schirmer -
saves €1,260 a year
Andreas Schirmer lives in Amsterdam and is studying for his bachelor's degree there. He found a room in a house with two housemates. Like many inhabitants of Amsterdam, he was being overcharged for the rent. Andreas has:
His own room of 18 m²
A shared kitchen of 15 m²
A shared bathroom with lavatory, of 8 m²
A shared balcony of 5 m².
Rent not including utilities: € 400
Rent Busters calculated that Andreas's room was worth 194 points. This meant the monthly rent should be € 294.85. So Andreas was overpaying € 1,261.80 per year.
"Like a lot of people in Amsterdam I was paying far too much rent for my room. I already thought it was unfortunate that I couldn't go to Huurcommissie myself. Because the paperwork was in Dutch, and I don't speak Dutch very well. I also did not want the hassle, because I need to concentrate on my studies. I am quite happy that Rent Busters arranged everything for me in this way. And I already know what to do with the money I saved: I am finally going on a winter sports vacation with some of my friends.
Nikola Petőfi -
saves €830 a year
Nikola Petőfi is studying for his master's degree in Delft, a city known for its housing shortage. Nikola had to struggle to find a room. He finally ended up sharing an apartment with a roommate. He thought he was paying an acceptable price for his room, but when he contacted RentBusters he found out he was being overcharged. RentBusters went to work for him. The details of Nikola's room:
One private bedroom of 15 m²
A shared living room with kitchen at 30 m²
A shared bathroom with lavatory, at 10 m²
Rent not including utilities: € 425
After a short telephone conversation with Rent Busters he found out he was paying too much. His room was awarded 175 points by Huurcommissie.This meant the highest permissible rent was € 355.87. Nikola was being overcharged € 69.13 every month. He now saves € 830.56 on rent every year .
"I thought my rent was correct, but it turns out I could still save money. I found it useful that Rent Busters took over the contact with my landlord, as well. It seems awkward if I have to do that myself. My parents pay a lot of money for my studies, so now I'm glad I can help them a little with my lower rental costs."
Shi Ruan - saves €1,760 a year
Ruan Shi from China studies in Groningen. She had some trouble finding a student room. She ended up in a small room and has five housemates. The details of her accommodations are:
One private room of 15 m²
A shared kitchen of 12 m²
A shared bathroom with lavatory, at 15 m²
Rent not including utilities: € 350
RentBusters went to work for her. They calculated that her room was awarded 100 points. This meant the highest possible rent was € 203.40 per month. This meant Shi Ruan was being overcharged € 146.60 every month. After the ruling by Huurcommissie she was paid back the rent she had been overcharged. Now she saves € 1,759.20 every year.
"I am very grateful that I now save over one hundred euros monthly. I can do a lot of nice things with that money. Also, the process went very smoothly. I did not know this existed and that a maxium rent was assigned to my room according to Dutch law. At first I was skeptical, but I'm definitely glad I contacted RentBusters! "