Yeah nice that you are moving into a room, sure. But how do you find that cool place in a city in which you don't know anyone? With the current housing shortage, that doesn't seem to be an easy task, but we have some very handy tips for you so that you can quickly find your place in Tilburg!
Hospi Housing is a platform for hospita rentals in the present day. Room seekers from all over the world are connected with local hosts and host families who have an extra room in their homes. This is the sustainable and social solution for the housing shortage among students.
1. Sign up for free through the website
2. Find the perfect host for you
3. Come live in Tilburg
During this week, you will party a lot. However, besides that you will gain new social contacts, which will make it easier to get in touch with student houses that are still looking for a flatmate. Via via is the best (and cheapest) way to quickly find a place to live! So make sure that many people know that you are looking for a room. Spread the word!
Living spaces are offered and searched for on various social media platforms. Facebook is the most widely used medium for this. Click on the search bar in Facebook and search for "accommodation offered/looked for Tilburg". Every day, there are several posts about searching/finding accommodation. Big tip: when you see a living space that appeals to you, send the person posting the message a original private message as soon as possible. The motto in this group often is: first come, first served.
When a room is becoming vacant in a student house, the occupants often organise a so-called 'hospiteeravond'. During such an evening, the residents invite a number of people who are interested in the room. Our tips:
1. Be on time and be prepared! Think to yourself what logical questions will be asked.
2. Bring something nice! Even if it is not a requirement, it is always good not to come in empty-handed.
3. Be yourself; the most important tip we can give you! After all, you are meant to be living together.
This is the advice center for all residents of the municipality of Tilburg regarding all of your questions about renting. Are you renting a room, studio, apartment or house in Tilburg and are you experiencing problems with your home, landlord or rent? Huurteam Tilburg will look for a suitable solution with you for your issue. Next to that they give 10 tips to pay attentions to before renting.
Tips to prevent fraud and malpractices. Not all landlords of (student) rooms abide by the rules. If you have a room in mind, use these tips to verify everything is legitimate.
Always ask to visit the property. If you're not in the Netherlands, ask someone you know to do the viewing for you.
Don't visit a property alone. Make sure someone accompanies you or at least knows where you're going and when.
Do not transfer money to a landlord who claims to be abroad and will send the keys at a later time. Be extra cautious if the landlord asks you to transfer money to a non-Dutch bank account.
Verify the existence of the house and/or the landlord. You can do this by searching the address on Google Maps or requesting proof from the Cadastre (www.kadaster.nl). If you need assistance, ask the Huurteam Tilburg for help.
Is the rental property legal? Can more than three people register at the same house (with the same house number), or are you not allowed to register at all? These are signs of illegal rental. The Municipality of Tilburg provides a list of officially registered rental properties on their website (https://www.tilburg.nl/inwoners/vergunningen/kamerverhuur).
If you're renting a room through subletting, ensure that the current tenant has permission from the landlord. Request confirmation or a copy of the original lease agreement mentioning this permission.
If you've found a new living space, request a draft rental agreement. Carefully read this agreement to ensure you understand the implications stated. Be cautious of spelling mistakes, as they could be a sign of fraud.
After signing your new lease agreement, ask for a receipt for the deposit and security deposit payment.
Before moving in, arrange an initial inspection of the property, so both you and the landlord agree on any existing defects on the day you move in.
Never send your passport without watermarking it. Use the free KopieID app from the Dutch government for this purpose. If a landlord sends you their passport, it could be a scam!
The centre of Tilburg is structured into atmospheric areas, each with its own character. In one area, you will find many retail chains or entertainment venues, while in another you will find more venues and boutiques. There is one thing all atmospheric areas have in common: you will find countless student houses. Whether you walk through the shopping area or the Piushaven, you are guaranteed to meet students going to or from their houses along the way. This means there is always and everywhere something going on, super cozy! Check here what each atmosphere area is known for and what suits you best. For sure you will come across a nice student house there!