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General Terms and Conditions (GTC) for using the online platform www.housinganywhere.com

(Last updated version: 30 december 2014)

Article 1: Scope, amendment of General Terms and Conditions

  1. The General Terms and Conditions (GTC) below apply to the use of the platform www.housinganywhere.com (also: “platform”). This is a service of Housing Anywhere BV (“HousingAnywhere.com” or “we”).
  2. “Users” within the sense of these General Terms and Conditions are natural and legal persons who have either posted an advertisement of an accommodation on the platform or responded to an advertisement of an accommodation.
  3. Customers of HousingAnywhere.com are educational institutions. They subscribe to a membership on the platform in order to offer this platform as a housing option to their students.
  4.  HousingAnywhere.com offers the usage of its platform, in particular the use of the database, solely on the basis of these General Terms and Conditions.
  5.  By using our services, users consent to the validity of these General Terms and Conditions.
  6.  HousingAnywhere.com reserves the right to amend its General Terms and Conditions effective for the future. The amendments will not become part of the agreement until the user consents to such amendments. It is sufficient for this purpose that HousingAnywhere.com sends the new version of the General Terms and Conditions to the e-mail address that the user provided for information purposes. If the user does not contradict the amendments to the General Terms and Conditions within one week, consent will be considered to have been granted.
  7.  Conflicting terms and conditions of the user have no effect (point 2.5 notwithstanding), even if HousingAnywhere.com does not contradict them.

Article 2: Performance by HousingAnywhere.com, performance by providers

  1.  The platform is an online market place on which users can offer and rent rooms or other types of accommodation (“accommodation”).
  2.  On www.HousingAnywhere.com, HousingAnywhere.com provides a platform on which users can find ways to communicate with each other and conclude agreements. HousingAnywhere.com itself does not offer any accommodation; it merely acts as an intermediary for the conclusion of agreements between users.
  3.  Leases are concluded exclusively between the user providing the accommodation (“provider”) and the user renting the accommodation (“tenant”). HousingAnywhere.com itself is not a party to the leases concluded between the website’s users. However, HousingAnywhere.com is entitled to act as a representative for the provider with the authority to conclude agreements and to conclude agreements on his/her behalf. However, the provider and the tenants are themselves responsible for satisfying their own contractual obligations. In the event of default, this must be negotiated between the users. HousingAnywhere.com saves and will transmit the contact data of both parties for this purpose.
  4.  HousingAnywhere.com does not examine the legality, accuracy or completeness of offers published on the platform or user content, and these do not represent the views of HousingAnywhere.com. HousingAnywhere.com is not responsible for third-party offerings or content.
  5.  Providers can apply their own terms and conditions to the accommodation they are renting that do not affect the General Terms and Conditions of HousingAnywhere.com.
  6.  Providers and tenants are responsible for their adherence to the provisions governed by public law, including municipal codes regarding property rental.
  7. Providers are responsible for the permission of their landlord in the case of sublease.

Article 3: Registration, realisation of the user agreement, contractual declarations

  1.  The registration of users is required in order to make use of HousingAnywhere.com. Providers register when putting their room online. Tenants register when replying to a room. Registration is free of charge and requires that users accept HousingAnywhere.com’s General Terms and Conditions. The user agreement between HousingAnywhere.com and the user arises on acceptance of the terms and conditions.
  2.  Registration is available only to natural persons, legal persons and partnerships that are fully legally competent. The registration of a legal person or partnership may be performed only by a natural person with power of representation who must be named. When registering, only individual persons may be given as the owner of the user account (i.e. no married couples or families).
  3. Registration as a provider is available only to people with an activated student email-account, people in possession of a coupon/code provided by HousingAnywhere.com or an activated  landlord account.
  4. When registering, the user undertakes to provide accurate, up-to-date and complete information as required by the registration form, in particular first and last name, current address (not a PO box), a valid e-mail address and, where appropriate, the name of the company and an authorised representative. The data must be up-to-date and correct at all times. Multiple registrations under different member names are prohibited. When registering, the user chooses a password to accompany his/her email address.
  5. The user can receive contractual declarations at his/her stated e-mail address.

Article 4: User obligations, user account, system integrity

  1. The user is solely responsible for all content that he places on the platform. In his/her relationship to HousingAnywhere.com, he commits not to place illegal content on the platform and to refrain from actions that violate laws.
  2. The provider is responsible for ensuring that the accommodation he offers is described
    correctly and completely. He must provide the information in HousingAnywhere.com’s required fields at a minimum so that the accommodation and the offer are described with sufficient accuracy.
    In addition, the provider is free to stipulate further conditions such as the amount of any
    deposit, the cost of final cleaning, etc. The user undertakes to keep the information in his/her user account up-to-date and accurate at all times, i.e. to correct it immediately in the event of a change or delete the room from the platform in case tenant and provider have agreed on rental. A user account is personal and can therefore not be transferred to any other person.
  3. The user undertakes to use his/her user account himself only and to keep his/her password secret.
  4. The user is liable to HousingAnywhere.com for all actions performed using his/her user account, unless the user is not responsible for the misuse of his/her user account.
  5. Once the user is aware that third parties have access to his/her user data or have otherwise gained access to his/her user account, he must notify HousingAnywhere.com of this immediately. HousingAnywhere.com is entitled to then block the user account until the situation has been clarified.
  6. Each user must independently verify the identity of his/her respective contract partner (the tenant in case of the provider or the provider in case of the tenant). HousingAnywhere.com accepts no liability for the accuracy of the user contact information entered on the platform.
  7. The user undertakes to set up his/her systems and programs in connection with the use of HousingAnywhere.com offering in a way that ensures that the security, integrity and availability of systems set up by HousingAnywhere.com to provide its services are not affected. Users must not block, rewrite, or modify content generated by HousingAnywhere.com or interfere with the HousingAnywhere.com offering in any other way that contravenes the purpose of the user agreement. HousingAnywhere.com is entitled to set up the required measures in accordance with section 13 as are necessary to ensure the system integrity of HousingAnywhere.com or third-party systems.
  8. Users must not use addresses, contact data, or e-mail addresses that they obtain by using the website for any purpose other than for contractual communication. In particular, these data must not be forwarded to unauthorised persons or used to send advertising, unless the user in question has expressly granted his/her consent in advance.
  9. The user must not send mass messages with the same content via the platform. Any spamming or similarly harassing action towards other users or third parties is prohibited.
  10. Each user is himself responsible for archiving any information that can be viewed on the website and saved by HousingAnywhere.com that is required for the purposes of preservation of evidence, accounting, etc. on a storage medium independent of HousingAnywhere.com.
  11. HousingAnywhere.com does not give away any contact details of its users to any third party, except to our partner institutions or if the law requires to do so. The partner institutions (mostly universities or other educational institutions) can ask HousingAnywhere.com for an overview of rooms rented out in the city of their settlement. The purpose of this information sharing is so that the partner institutions can forecast the room demand in their city in a better way and check possible student misuses.
  12. In the event of a violation of these General Terms and Conditions by a user, HousingAnywhere.com is entitled to exercise its virtual householder rights. HousingAnywhere.com can exclude the user in question from using its services, delete the content he uses, or take other measures within the meaning of section 13. HousingAnywhere.com will take legal action to exercise its legitimate rights to forbearance and compensation.

Article 5: Handling of content and rights

  1. Within the framework of the platform’s functionality, providers can present to potential tenants using a variety of media. Certain rules must be complied with to ensure that the various media are utilised legally so that neither the user nor HousingAnywhere.com can be made liable. These rules derive, for example, from laws protecting copyrights and brands in addition to these General Terms and Conditions.
  2. HousingAnywhere.com saves for the user the multimedia content uploaded by him (images, text, etc.) or merely arranges the necessary memory space and access to it. Users themselves are solely responsible for the content they upload to HousingAnywhere.com and indemnify HousingAnywhere.com against all third-party claims resulting from this. In particular, this indemnification also includes the costs of appropriate prosecution and legal defense.
  3. Users will ensure that the uploaded content does not violate applicable law or legal provisions, common decency, or in particular third-party rights (naming rights, personality rights, copyright, data protection rights, etc.). In particular, users undertake not to upload content that violates the terms of any applicable laws or treaties. The user also undertakes not to utilise content that is pornographic, glorifies violence, or is race baiting. This also applies to the sending of e-mails and other electronic communication media of the platform.
  4. By uploading multimedia content, users transfer to HousingAnywhere.com a free, revocable, unlimited, non-local right of use that can be sublicensed to the multimedia content uploaded to HousingAnywhere.com by the user. In particular, the right of use comprises the right to process the multimedia content for the purposes of the platform and to make it available to the public offline, in printed or electronic form, by wired or wireless connection, in such a way that it is accessible to members of the public at places and times of their choosing, including playback on their chosen receiver terminal that allows online access, in particular stationary and portable computer and mobile handheld devices such as smartphones, tablets and similar equipment. The usage rights also include the right to integrate multimedia content, including advertising media, on websites from HousingAnywhere.com’s contractual partners.
  5. The content offered via HousingAnywhere.com is protected by copyright. The platform is generally accessed and utilised individually by a natural person using a web browser. The use of technologies such as web spiders, crawlers, or similar programmes, the purpose of which is not just the indexing of content but also the mass accessing and saving of the platform’s content is prohibited. This also applies in particular to technologies that enable so-called screen scraping and other third-party services.
  6. In the event of a violation of these prohibitions and the guidelines of these General Terms and Conditions, HousingAnywhere.com is entitled to refuse acceptance of content, to delete and block content immediately and to delete the pages and links to them immediately. In such cases the user has no right to the restoration of his/her multimedia content on the internet platform or the release of his/her deleted user profile.

Article 6: Availability and amendment of the website

  1. The user has no legal claim to permanent use of the platform. In particular, HousingAnywhere.com is not required to ensure that the platform is available or can be reached at all times. However, HousingAnywhere.com endeavours to maintain operation of the platform with as few disruptions as possible and to continue to develop it in line with user requirements.
  2. HousingAnywhere.com can temporarily restrict use if this is necessary in terms of security, integrity, capacity limits, or the performance of technical measures (maintenance work). In particular, HousingAnywhere.com will take users’ legitimate interests into account by notifying them in advance.

Article 7: Liability for third-party sites

  1. The platform’s pages also include links to websites on the Internet maintained by third parties, the content of which is not known to HousingAnywhere.com. HousingAnywhere.com merely provides access to the websites and accepts no responsibility for the content. The links to third-party Internet sites merely serve to facilitate navigation. HousingAnywhere.com does not espouse the views expressed on the sites to which it links, and rather hereby expressly distances itself from all content on all websites that it links to on its platform.
  2. The owners of the Internet sites to which the HousingAnywhere.com platform hyperlinks are solely responsible for both their content and the goods or services offered for sale there.

Article 8: Booking process, payment, invoicing

  1. By listing an accommodation on the HousingAnywhere.com website, the provider is issuing an invitation to submit offers. Another user can submit an offer to conclude a lease for this accommodation. The agreement arises if the provider accepts this offer, unless the tenant withdraws this offer before the provider accepts it.
  2. A lease is considered to be the period for which the tenant leases the accommodation from the provider. The length of a lease can differ with no maximum nor minimum. The average length of a lease will be around 5 months
  3. After conclusion of the agreement, HousingAnywhere.com provides tenants with a payment method via the website of HousingAnywhere.com, where HousingAnywhere.com keeps possession of the money until 48 hours after the start of the lease. HousingAnywhere.com will then transfer the payment of the lease and the deposit to the provider. HousingAnywhere.com acts as a third party custodian in order to eliminate scams.
  4. HousingAnywhere.com does not provide any cancellation options. Once there has been an agreement, the tenant is obligated to pay the amount due. In the case that the tenant decides not to make use of the accommodation after an agreement has been made there will be no refund. The tenant is still obligated to pay 100% of the amount due unless parties have agreed otherwise.
  5. When a tenant discovers that he has been involved in the unlikely case of a scam (the room does not exist at all, is very different from the advertised description or from what parties have agreed on, or is not available for the tenant’s use for the agreed lease), the tenant has the obligation to inform HousingAnywhere.com and the provider within 48 hours after the start of the lease period. The tenant has to substantiate his claim and provide proof. If HousingAnywhere.com finds the tenant’s claim to be convincing, it will refund the rent and the deposit to the tenant. The processing fee charged by HousingAnywhere.com is nonrefundable. If the tenant does not inform HousingAnywhere.com about any problems within 48 hours from the start of the lease onwards, the tenant is expected to have agreed with the room as it is. HousingAnywhere.com will then transfer the payment of the rent and the deposit to the provider.
  6. HousingAnywhere.com provides the tenant with a refund of the rent and the deposit in case any of the following circumstances occur before the start of the lease: natural disasters (avalanches, snowstorms, cyclones, hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding, lightning strikes, landslides) or other unforeseeable events (war, terrorist attack, nuclear disaster).
  7. HousingAnywhere.com does not provide any refund in the following circumstances, which include but are not limited to: accommodation that is not according to taste; accommodation that is not in line with religious ideology (including living with people from another sex); accommodation that is not clean, accommodation that turns out to be in a less safe neighborhood; accommodation that has noise complaints; accommodation is not suitable to the tenant because of medical reasons; accommodation has a minor malfunction that could not have been known in advance; the tenant is hindered in coming to the accommodation because of a change of plans, travel delays, illness or having made a double booking.
  8. The provider has 5 working days to respond to the complaints put forward by the tenant and put forward any counterarguments.
  9. In the case of a dispute between tenant and provider HousingAnywhere.com advises parties to solve it themselves. If this turns out to be impossible, parties can provide HousingAnywhere.com with the information and possible proof of the dispute. After taking all the provided information into consideration, HousingAnywhere.com makes a decision about the dispute which will be binding for both parties.
  10. The provider must ensure that:
      • The description of the accommodation and the images used do not violate the law or third-party rights and that they relate only to the accommodation on offer;
      • successfully booked accommodation is indicated accordingly or removed from the platform;
      • information uploaded does not constitute references to third-party content;
      • he complies with public law regulations, particularly those for payment, factoring and tax law obligations, which may also include any obligations under sales tax law or indirect tax obligations. The provider will be solely responsible of the obligations and duties of the offer content. HousingAnywhere.com is entitled to verify the offer of the users and ask for the corresponding proofs;
      • once a tenant has requested renting the accommodation, provider is not allowed to request a higher price than requested in the original advertisement.
  11. The payment process shall take place under the following provisions:
    • The agreement arises by way of a total price shown at the end of the booking. This consists of the rent and the processing fee (currently 24%), which comprises an administration component and a property-based component determined by the rent. After a booking has been made, HousingAnywhere.com notifies users of its content and the total price.
    • HousingAnywhere remains the right to offer its services to tenant for consecutive months. HousingAnywhere’s service is not just limited to the first month rent.
    • HousingAnywhere.com is entitled to change the amount of processing fees at any time. This does not apply to leases already concluded. The provider will be notified of the amount of the processing fee by email in a timely manner, together with the booking inquiry.
    • HousingAnywhere.com is entitled to change it business model in such a way that it will also collect a processing fee from the provider. This will show in a reduction on the rent transferred by HousingAnywhere.com to the provider.
    • The tenant must pay the total price shown in the booking, by way of the channel chosen in the booking process. HousingAnywhere.com only receives the processing fee, the rent is transferred to the provider at a specified date of which details can be read under 8.5. If debt collection is unsuccessful, the tenant must reimburse any additional costs incurred. This does not apply if the tenant is not responsible for the failure of debt collection.
    • Users can offset HousingAnywhere.com processing fees against receivables only if these are due and have been legally established or are undisputed. Receivables cannot be transferred to third parties.
    • HousingAnywhere.com makes use of a payment service provider. In the case of different currencies this payment service provider determines the exchange rate based on the market rate. HousingAnywhere.com has no role whatsoever in the determination of the exchange rate.
  12. In the case an agreement has been made and parties continue with the payment procedure the tenant will receive a payment link from HousingAnywhere.com, through which the payment is transferred to HousingAnywhere.com. The payment will be transferred to a secure, third party bank account. After the tenant has moved into the accommodation and has given HousingAnywhere.com the assurance that the accommodation meets the requirements set in the listing, HousingAnywhere.com will order the rent and possible security deposit to be transferred to the provider and the processing fee to HousingAnywhere.com.
  13. On request, the provider must issue the tenant with an invoice for the total price. On request, HousingAnywhere.com will issue the provider with an invoice for the processing fee, though this will be shown without sales tax or similar indirect taxes in accordance with tax law provisions, unless expressly stated otherwise in these regulations.
  14. Unless HousingAnywhere.com is notified otherwise, it is refutably assumed that the provider operates in a business capacity and is aware of his/her resulting (sales) tax obligations and satisfies these accordingly. HousingAnywhere.com is entitled to demand corresponding evidence of the provider’s business capacity.
  15. The provider reserves the right to additionally charge other on-site costs based on consumption and use (in particular: electricity, water, heating). The provider must advise the tenant that he has a basic right to charge these costs before concluding the agreement. Such costs are not taken into account in the calculation of the processing fee. This also applies to any security deposit.
  16. Users are prohibited from circumventing the above booking and payment processes, in particular the processing fees.
  17. Housinganywhere.com advises users that have agreed on renting an accommodation to sign a contract between the two of them.

Article 9: Security deposit

  1. The provider is entitled to charge a security deposit in his/her offer. If a provider demands a security deposit from the tenant on the day of arrival, corresponding information on the amount of the security deposit and the payment method must have already been mentioned in the offer. The amount of the security deposit must be stipulated prior to the booking. It must also be clarified in advance when the amount must be paid (e.g. together with the first month rent).
  2. If the provider did not mention the security deposit when advertising his/her accommodation, but demands a security deposit at a later time and the tenant does not agree, this constitutes a refusal to render performance by the provider under the agreed contract. In such cases, the tenant reserves the right to cancel the booking after which the provider is obligated to refund the tenant.
  3. HousingAnywhere.com is not responsible for the administration of security deposits other than the security deposits paid via its implemented payment system, or for any claims asserted by the provider.
  4. The provider will be responsible for refunding the security deposit to the tenant at the end of the lease.

Article 10: Duration, termination

  1. The user agreement is concluded for an indefinite period.
  2. The user can terminate it at any time without notice. User’s leases with other users that have already been proven or arranged remain unaffected by the termination of the user agreement. This applies accordingly to claims for the payment of processing fees already due.
  3. HousingAnywhere.com can terminate the user agreement at any time with two weeks’ notice. An email will be sufficient for the purpose.
  4. This does not affect the right to block, the right to terminate for just cause or individually agreed rights of termination of the user. In particular, HousingAnywhere.com has just cause if:
    • The user does not comply with a not merely insignificant payment obligation in full or in part, despite having been sent a reminder with an appropriate deadline;
    • The user violates his/her obligations under these General Terms and Conditions and does not take remedial action despite having been sent a reminder with a timely deadline. A reminder is not needed if this is not expected to be successful or if the breach is sufficiently severe that it would be unreasonable for HousingAnywhere.com to maintain the agreement.
    • Requirements of law, a court, or an official authority mean that the use of the platform can no longer be offered in this form;
    • HousingAnywhere.com discontinues its platform or business activities;
    • Insolvency proceedings are initiated for the user’s assets owing to a lack of funds.

Article 11: Measures in the event of illegal conduct and/or conduct in breach of agreement by the user

  1. If there are specific indications that a user is culpably violating legal provisions, third-party rights, or the General Terms and Conditions or if HousingAnywhere.com otherwise has a legitimate interest, particularly with regard to protecting its users against fraudulent activities, HousingAnywhere.com can take one or more of the following actions subject to termination without notice:
    • Issue the user with a warning;
    • Delete the user’s offers or other content;
    • Restrict the user’s use of the website;
    • Temporarily or permanently exclude (block) the user from the website;
    • Contest and cancel existing leases in the name of the provider without taking into account any otherwise applicable cancellation policies, and reject the user’s offers for the conclusion of a lease in the name of the provider.
  2. HousingAnywhere.com also takes the legitimate interests of the user in question into consideration when choosing these measures.
  3. Leases that have already been concluded between the user and other users are not affected by deletion of an offer. This applies accordingly to claims for the payment of processing fees already due. An effective lease does not arise if HousingAnywhere.com deletes an offer before it is accepted.
  4. HousingAnywhere.com has the right to permanently block a user in each of the following cases. As far as reasonable, the user will receive prior warning by HousingAnywhere.com so that it has the opportunity to dispel suspicion or take remedial action. If a previous warning is not reasonable, e.g. because blocking is necessary to prevent any damage to HousingAnywhere.com or another user, the user will be subsequently informed by HousingAnywhere.com of the blocking immediately, and then be given the opportunity to comment and take remedial action. The right to block a user exists if:
    • the user has provided incorrect contact information in his/her user account, in particular an incorrect or invalid email address;
    • a user account is transferred to another party;
    • the user significantly harms other users, in particular if their accommodations and/or furnishings are damaged, destroyed, stolen, etc.;
    • there is just cause due to similar risk and responsibility of the user.
  5. After a user has been permanently blocked by HousingAnywhere.com, he is not entitled to have the blocked user account restored. The user will also no longer be permitted to use the website with other user accounts or to re-register.

Article 12: Conversations via HousingAnywhere.com

  1. The conversations that the tenant and provider have via the inbox window on the HousingAnywhere.com website are saved by HousingAnywhere.com in a secure place. These conversations will not be analyzed nor read by HousingAnywhere.com in normal circumstances, for privacy reasons. Only in the case of expected fraud HousingAnywhere.com reserves the right to analyse the conversations and inform or act in accordance with the criminal code.
  2. Any other information HousingAnywhere.com collects, uses and retains through the website will be used and stored in compliance with appropriate laws and regulations.
  3. In the case of a dispute between tenant and provider HousingAnywhere.com can provide both parties with the chat history upon request.

Article 13: HousingAnywhere.com’s liability

  1.  HousingAnywhere.com is fully liable for damages caused with intent or through gross negligence by HousingAnywhere.com, its employees or agents, for fraudulent concealment of defects and if a guarantee was expressly assumed.
  2.  HousingAnywhere.com is liable for other damages only if they arise from violation of a duty whose fulfillment makes the proper implementation of the agreement possible and compliance with which it is regularly trusted by the parties to the agreement. Its duty to pay compensation is limited to such damages that are considered typical for the agreement and foreseeable.
  3.  As HousingAnywhere.com does not participate in the contractual relationship between the tenant and the provider, HousingAnywhere.com accepts no liability for contracts for accommodation.
  4. HousingAnywhere.com offers the option of contacting HousingAnywhere.com with a complaint if there are any problems with regards to the website, accommodation or provider. The complaint must be provided in written form (e-mail). In this complaint the guest must specifically indicate the grounds for the complaint. In such a case HousingAnywhere.com will attempt to bring about a solution.

Article 14: Advise for users

  1.  HousingAnywhere.com advises users to enter into a contractual agreement with each other. As stated before HousingAnyshere.com is not part in the agreement between provider and tenant and therefore advises both parties to enter into a contractual agreement with each other. HousingAnywhere.com offers a draft agreement on its website but does not guarantee the completeness of this contract.
  2. HousingAnywhere.com furthermore advises the tenant to obtain liability insurance to cover for costs in case damages to the accommodation arise.

Article 15: Closing provisions

  1. HousingAnywhere.com is authorised to transfer its rights and obligations under this agreement in full or in part to third parties.
  2. This agreement is subject solely to the substantive laws of the Kingdom of The Netherlands with the exception of the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods and Dutch international private law.
  3. If the user is a consumer within the meaning of Book 7 of the Burgerlijk Wetboek (BW – Dutch Civil Code), this does not affect the mandatory consumer protection regulations in which the consumer is ordinarily resident.
  4. If individual provisions of these General Terms and Conditions are or become wholly or partially invalid, the other General Terms and Conditions are still valid. In the event of such a provision being invalid, it shall be replaced by a legal provision.
  5. All declarations to be sent in connection with the user agreement to be concluded with HousingAnywhere.com must be issued by email. The postal address and email address of a user are those that are stated as the current contact data in the user’s user account.
  6. These terms and conditions will be interpreted in accordance with the Dutch law. You and HousingAnywhere.com agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the court located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands for any actions of which parties seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction.

 

Contact

Get in touch!

You can use the contact form below or write us an email at info@housinganywhere.com with any questions or requests you might have.

About us

What is HousingAnywhere.com?

HousingAnywhere.com is a startup founded by a group of students from the Rotterdam School of Management. It provides a housing platform where you can sublet your room to incoming exchange students when you go abroad on an exchange or internship.

HousingAnywhere is a platform where the demand and supply of short term accommodation can come together. It is a simple yet effective tool which increases the amount of short term accommodation available to incoming exchange students.

How did HousingAnywhere.com start?

HousingAnywhere was started by students from the RSM Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands in 2010 and incorporated in 2013. These students had problems subletting their rooms in Rotterdam when they wanted to go on an exchange semester to Singapore: none of the local Dutch students were interested in renting a room for just 4 months. At the same time, they heard from the International Office of the University that a lot of incoming international students had problems finding short-stay accommodation in Rotterdam. That is why they decided to set up a platform for short-term housing.

HousingAnywhere in numbers

In 2010 Housing Anywhere started as a student project at the Erasmus University, but by 2011, the platform expanded to most other universities in the Netherlands who saw this platform as a welcome addition to the current housing solutions they offered. In 2011, HousingAnywhere.com started to expand internationally: Spain, France, Germany and Denmark were added to the website. Since then the platform has continued to grow.

Currently 72 universities worldwide offer this platform as one of the housing solutions to their international students. In the past 5 years, over 5000 rooms have been offered from local students to international students on this platform. In addition, over the past 5 years, 0 scams or problems have been reported. This great success is thanks to the student-to-student concept of the platform.

What HousingAnywhere is not:

HousingAnywhere is not a real-estate company: it does not own houses. It is purely a platform where students can rent out their rooms to other students while they are overseas on an internship or exchange semester.

HousingAnywhere is not a substitute for your current housing systems or dormitories, but should be seen as an additional housing service that universities can offer to their incoming exchange students, besides the current facilities.

HousingAnywhere should not be seen as a threat for the jobs of the staff at the housing office: HousingAnywhere will not replace the Housing Office. Although, in this day and age, most students like to arrange everything themselves on the internet (“the Ebay Generation”) there will always be a group of students that prefers the personalized service of the Housing Office. When HousingAnywhere can benefit “the Ebay Generation” by giving an online solution, the Housing Office will have more time to successfully serve the other group of students.

Joining and questions

Joining HousingAnywhere can be done easily by contacting Niels van Deuren at niels@housinganywhere.com. You will receive sample emails which you can send to your exchange students and sample text that you can add on your university website. Next to that, we will hire a local student as “Ambassador” who will do a promotion campaign at your university campus to spread the word of HousingAnywhere locally.

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For more information, you can download our brochure. Click here to download it. After downloading, you can send the brochure to your colleagues at the university to inform them about the existence of this platform.

 

Below are testimonials of happy users of HousingAnywhere.com from around the world!

University of Liege testimonial
student Avans University of Applied Sciences, Breda, the Netherlands
Exchange student at Copenhagen Business School
Student Danish School of Media and Journalism, Cophenhagen, Denmark
Student Artez University of Applied Sciences, Zwolle, the Netherlands
student Avans University of Applied Sciences, Breda, the Netherlands
student Marnix Academy, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Geneva HousingAnywhere.com testimonial
Student at Copenhagen Business School
student Avans University of Applied Sciences, Breda, the Netherlands
Student Danish School of Media and Journalism, Cophenhagen, Denmark
Student Gothenburg University, Sweden
student Avans University of Applied Sciences, Breda, the Netherlands
Student WU Vienna, Austria
University of Liege testemonial
student Avans University of Applied Sciences, Breda, the Netherlands
Student WU Vienna, Austria
University of Liege testimonial
student Marnix Academy, Utrecht, the Netherlands
student TU Delft, the Netherlands
Student Gothenburg University, Sweden
Student at Copenhagen Business School
Student Gothenburg University, Sweden
student Marnix Academy, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Student Artez University of Applied Sciences, Zwolle, the Netherlands
Exchange student at Copenhagen Business School
Student Artez University of Applied Sciences, Zwolle, the Netherlands
Student Gothenburg University, Sweden
student TU Delft, the Netherlands
student Marnix Academy, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Student Danish School of Media and Journalism, Cophenhagen, Denmark
Student Gothenburg University, Sweden
Exchange student at Copenhagen Business School
student TU Delft, the Netherlands

Country information

General:

    • Example of a lease contract: click here.
      (no rights can be obtained from this sample lease contract)
    • Example of a cleaning schedule: click here

Austria:

Denmark:

France:

 

Germany:

Italy:

Netherlands:

Amsterdam:

Study association:

Etcetera is the study associaton of English Language and Culture at the UvA and hopes to offer students of English and exchange students opportunities to meet up outside of their courses over drinks, book talk and many other fun (study-related) activities. Check out the website: www.sv-etc.nl

Leiden

www.aegee-leiden.nl:Internationale vrienden maken op prachtige plekken in andere landen? Kom dan bij AEGEE-Leiden, een actieve vereniging op lokaal niveau met borrels, feestjes, diners, discussies en reizen en daarnaast een groot Europees netwerk van 200 zusterverenigingen die meerdere keren per jaar bij elkaar komen!”

Terms & Conditions

General Terms and Conditions (GTC) for using the online platform www.housinganywhere.com

(Last updated version: 30 december 2014)

Article 1: Scope, amendment of General Terms and Conditions

  1. The General Terms and Conditions (GTC) below apply to the use of the platform www.housinganywhere.com (also: “platform”). This is a service of Housing Anywhere BV (“HousingAnywhere.com” or “we”).
  2. “Users” within the sense of these General Terms and Conditions are natural and legal persons who have either posted an advertisement of an accommodation on the platform or responded to an advertisement of an accommodation.
  3. Customers of HousingAnywhere.com are educational institutions. They subscribe to a membership on the platform in order to offer this platform as a housing option to their students.
  4.  HousingAnywhere.com offers the usage of its platform, in particular the use of the database, solely on the basis of these General Terms and Conditions.
  5.  By using our services, users consent to the validity of these General Terms and Conditions.
  6.  HousingAnywhere.com reserves the right to amend its General Terms and Conditions effective for the future. The amendments will not become part of the agreement until the user consents to such amendments. It is sufficient for this purpose that HousingAnywhere.com sends the new version of the General Terms and Conditions to the e-mail address that the user provided for information purposes. If the user does not contradict the amendments to the General Terms and Conditions within one week, consent will be considered to have been granted.
  7.  Conflicting terms and conditions of the user have no effect (point 2.5 notwithstanding), even if HousingAnywhere.com does not contradict them.

Article 2: Performance by HousingAnywhere.com, performance by providers

  1.  The platform is an online market place on which users can offer and rent rooms or other types of accommodation (“accommodation”).
  2.  On www.HousingAnywhere.com, HousingAnywhere.com provides a platform on which users can find ways to communicate with each other and conclude agreements. HousingAnywhere.com itself does not offer any accommodation; it merely acts as an intermediary for the conclusion of agreements between users.
  3.  Leases are concluded exclusively between the user providing the accommodation (“provider”) and the user renting the accommodation (“tenant”). HousingAnywhere.com itself is not a party to the leases concluded between the website’s users. However, HousingAnywhere.com is entitled to act as a representative for the provider with the authority to conclude agreements and to conclude agreements on his/her behalf. However, the provider and the tenants are themselves responsible for satisfying their own contractual obligations. In the event of default, this must be negotiated between the users. HousingAnywhere.com saves and will transmit the contact data of both parties for this purpose.
  4.  HousingAnywhere.com does not examine the legality, accuracy or completeness of offers published on the platform or user content, and these do not represent the views of HousingAnywhere.com. HousingAnywhere.com is not responsible for third-party offerings or content.
  5.  Providers can apply their own terms and conditions to the accommodation they are renting that do not affect the General Terms and Conditions of HousingAnywhere.com.
  6.  Providers and tenants are responsible for their adherence to the provisions governed by public law, including municipal codes regarding property rental.
  7. Providers are responsible for the permission of their landlord in the case of sublease.

Article 3: Registration, realisation of the user agreement, contractual declarations

  1.  The registration of users is required in order to make use of HousingAnywhere.com. Providers register when putting their room online. Tenants register when replying to a room. Registration is free of charge and requires that users accept HousingAnywhere.com’s General Terms and Conditions. The user agreement between HousingAnywhere.com and the user arises on acceptance of the terms and conditions.
  2.  Registration is available only to natural persons, legal persons and partnerships that are fully legally competent. The registration of a legal person or partnership may be performed only by a natural person with power of representation who must be named. When registering, only individual persons may be given as the owner of the user account (i.e. no married couples or families).
  3. Registration as a provider is available only to people with an activated student email-account, people in possession of a coupon/code provided by HousingAnywhere.com or an activated  landlord account.
  4. When registering, the user undertakes to provide accurate, up-to-date and complete information as required by the registration form, in particular first and last name, current address (not a PO box), a valid e-mail address and, where appropriate, the name of the company and an authorised representative. The data must be up-to-date and correct at all times. Multiple registrations under different member names are prohibited. When registering, the user chooses a password to accompany his/her email address.
  5. The user can receive contractual declarations at his/her stated e-mail address.

Article 4: User obligations, user account, system integrity

  1. The user is solely responsible for all content that he places on the platform. In his/her relationship to HousingAnywhere.com, he commits not to place illegal content on the platform and to refrain from actions that violate laws.
  2. The provider is responsible for ensuring that the accommodation he offers is described
    correctly and completely. He must provide the information in HousingAnywhere.com’s required fields at a minimum so that the accommodation and the offer are described with sufficient accuracy.
    In addition, the provider is free to stipulate further conditions such as the amount of any
    deposit, the cost of final cleaning, etc. The user undertakes to keep the information in his/her user account up-to-date and accurate at all times, i.e. to correct it immediately in the event of a change or delete the room from the platform in case tenant and provider have agreed on rental. A user account is personal and can therefore not be transferred to any other person.
  3. The user undertakes to use his/her user account himself only and to keep his/her password secret.
  4. The user is liable to HousingAnywhere.com for all actions performed using his/her user account, unless the user is not responsible for the misuse of his/her user account.
  5. Once the user is aware that third parties have access to his/her user data or have otherwise gained access to his/her user account, he must notify HousingAnywhere.com of this immediately. HousingAnywhere.com is entitled to then block the user account until the situation has been clarified.
  6. Each user must independently verify the identity of his/her respective contract partner (the tenant in case of the provider or the provider in case of the tenant). HousingAnywhere.com accepts no liability for the accuracy of the user contact information entered on the platform.
  7. The user undertakes to set up his/her systems and programs in connection with the use of HousingAnywhere.com offering in a way that ensures that the security, integrity and availability of systems set up by HousingAnywhere.com to provide its services are not affected. Users must not block, rewrite, or modify content generated by HousingAnywhere.com or interfere with the HousingAnywhere.com offering in any other way that contravenes the purpose of the user agreement. HousingAnywhere.com is entitled to set up the required measures in accordance with section 13 as are necessary to ensure the system integrity of HousingAnywhere.com or third-party systems.
  8. Users must not use addresses, contact data, or e-mail addresses that they obtain by using the website for any purpose other than for contractual communication. In particular, these data must not be forwarded to unauthorised persons or used to send advertising, unless the user in question has expressly granted his/her consent in advance.
  9. The user must not send mass messages with the same content via the platform. Any spamming or similarly harassing action towards other users or third parties is prohibited.
  10. Each user is himself responsible for archiving any information that can be viewed on the website and saved by HousingAnywhere.com that is required for the purposes of preservation of evidence, accounting, etc. on a storage medium independent of HousingAnywhere.com.
  11. HousingAnywhere.com does not give away any contact details of its users to any third party, except to our partner institutions or if the law requires to do so. The partner institutions (mostly universities or other educational institutions) can ask HousingAnywhere.com for an overview of rooms rented out in the city of their settlement. The purpose of this information sharing is so that the partner institutions can forecast the room demand in their city in a better way and check possible student misuses.
  12. In the event of a violation of these General Terms and Conditions by a user, HousingAnywhere.com is entitled to exercise its virtual householder rights. HousingAnywhere.com can exclude the user in question from using its services, delete the content he uses, or take other measures within the meaning of section 13. HousingAnywhere.com will take legal action to exercise its legitimate rights to forbearance and compensation.

Article 5: Handling of content and rights

  1. Within the framework of the platform’s functionality, providers can present to potential tenants using a variety of media. Certain rules must be complied with to ensure that the various media are utilised legally so that neither the user nor HousingAnywhere.com can be made liable. These rules derive, for example, from laws protecting copyrights and brands in addition to these General Terms and Conditions.
  2. HousingAnywhere.com saves for the user the multimedia content uploaded by him (images, text, etc.) or merely arranges the necessary memory space and access to it. Users themselves are solely responsible for the content they upload to HousingAnywhere.com and indemnify HousingAnywhere.com against all third-party claims resulting from this. In particular, this indemnification also includes the costs of appropriate prosecution and legal defense.
  3. Users will ensure that the uploaded content does not violate applicable law or legal provisions, common decency, or in particular third-party rights (naming rights, personality rights, copyright, data protection rights, etc.). In particular, users undertake not to upload content that violates the terms of any applicable laws or treaties. The user also undertakes not to utilise content that is pornographic, glorifies violence, or is race baiting. This also applies to the sending of e-mails and other electronic communication media of the platform.
  4. By uploading multimedia content, users transfer to HousingAnywhere.com a free, revocable, unlimited, non-local right of use that can be sublicensed to the multimedia content uploaded to HousingAnywhere.com by the user. In particular, the right of use comprises the right to process the multimedia content for the purposes of the platform and to make it available to the public offline, in printed or electronic form, by wired or wireless connection, in such a way that it is accessible to members of the public at places and times of their choosing, including playback on their chosen receiver terminal that allows online access, in particular stationary and portable computer and mobile handheld devices such as smartphones, tablets and similar equipment. The usage rights also include the right to integrate multimedia content, including advertising media, on websites from HousingAnywhere.com’s contractual partners.
  5. The content offered via HousingAnywhere.com is protected by copyright. The platform is generally accessed and utilised individually by a natural person using a web browser. The use of technologies such as web spiders, crawlers, or similar programmes, the purpose of which is not just the indexing of content but also the mass accessing and saving of the platform’s content is prohibited. This also applies in particular to technologies that enable so-called screen scraping and other third-party services.
  6. In the event of a violation of these prohibitions and the guidelines of these General Terms and Conditions, HousingAnywhere.com is entitled to refuse acceptance of content, to delete and block content immediately and to delete the pages and links to them immediately. In such cases the user has no right to the restoration of his/her multimedia content on the internet platform or the release of his/her deleted user profile.

Article 6: Availability and amendment of the website

  1. The user has no legal claim to permanent use of the platform. In particular, HousingAnywhere.com is not required to ensure that the platform is available or can be reached at all times. However, HousingAnywhere.com endeavours to maintain operation of the platform with as few disruptions as possible and to continue to develop it in line with user requirements.
  2. HousingAnywhere.com can temporarily restrict use if this is necessary in terms of security, integrity, capacity limits, or the performance of technical measures (maintenance work). In particular, HousingAnywhere.com will take users’ legitimate interests into account by notifying them in advance.

Article 7: Liability for third-party sites

  1. The platform’s pages also include links to websites on the Internet maintained by third parties, the content of which is not known to HousingAnywhere.com. HousingAnywhere.com merely provides access to the websites and accepts no responsibility for the content. The links to third-party Internet sites merely serve to facilitate navigation. HousingAnywhere.com does not espouse the views expressed on the sites to which it links, and rather hereby expressly distances itself from all content on all websites that it links to on its platform.
  2. The owners of the Internet sites to which the HousingAnywhere.com platform hyperlinks are solely responsible for both their content and the goods or services offered for sale there.

Article 8: Booking process, payment, invoicing

  1. By listing an accommodation on the HousingAnywhere.com website, the provider is issuing an invitation to submit offers. Another user can submit an offer to conclude a lease for this accommodation. The agreement arises if the provider accepts this offer, unless the tenant withdraws this offer before the provider accepts it.
  2. A lease is considered to be the period for which the tenant leases the accommodation from the provider. The length of a lease can differ with no maximum nor minimum. The average length of a lease will be around 5 months
  3. After conclusion of the agreement, HousingAnywhere.com provides tenants with a payment method via the website of HousingAnywhere.com, where HousingAnywhere.com keeps possession of the money until 48 hours after the start of the lease. HousingAnywhere.com will then transfer the payment of the lease and the deposit to the provider. HousingAnywhere.com acts as a third party custodian in order to eliminate scams.
  4. HousingAnywhere.com does not provide any cancellation options. Once there has been an agreement, the tenant is obligated to pay the amount due. In the case that the tenant decides not to make use of the accommodation after an agreement has been made there will be no refund. The tenant is still obligated to pay 100% of the amount due unless parties have agreed otherwise.
  5. When a tenant discovers that he has been involved in the unlikely case of a scam (the room does not exist at all, is very different from the advertised description or from what parties have agreed on, or is not available for the tenant’s use for the agreed lease), the tenant has the obligation to inform HousingAnywhere.com and the provider within 48 hours after the start of the lease period. The tenant has to substantiate his claim and provide proof. If HousingAnywhere.com finds the tenant’s claim to be convincing, it will refund the rent and the deposit to the tenant. The processing fee charged by HousingAnywhere.com is nonrefundable. If the tenant does not inform HousingAnywhere.com about any problems within 48 hours from the start of the lease onwards, the tenant is expected to have agreed with the room as it is. HousingAnywhere.com will then transfer the payment of the rent and the deposit to the provider.
  6. HousingAnywhere.com provides the tenant with a refund of the rent and the deposit in case any of the following circumstances occur before the start of the lease: natural disasters (avalanches, snowstorms, cyclones, hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding, lightning strikes, landslides) or other unforeseeable events (war, terrorist attack, nuclear disaster).
  7. HousingAnywhere.com does not provide any refund in the following circumstances, which include but are not limited to: accommodation that is not according to taste; accommodation that is not in line with religious ideology (including living with people from another sex); accommodation that is not clean, accommodation that turns out to be in a less safe neighborhood; accommodation that has noise complaints; accommodation is not suitable to the tenant because of medical reasons; accommodation has a minor malfunction that could not have been known in advance; the tenant is hindered in coming to the accommodation because of a change of plans, travel delays, illness or having made a double booking.
  8. The provider has 5 working days to respond to the complaints put forward by the tenant and put forward any counterarguments.
  9. In the case of a dispute between tenant and provider HousingAnywhere.com advises parties to solve it themselves. If this turns out to be impossible, parties can provide HousingAnywhere.com with the information and possible proof of the dispute. After taking all the provided information into consideration, HousingAnywhere.com makes a decision about the dispute which will be binding for both parties.
  10. The provider must ensure that:
      • The description of the accommodation and the images used do not violate the law or third-party rights and that they relate only to the accommodation on offer;
      • successfully booked accommodation is indicated accordingly or removed from the platform;
      • information uploaded does not constitute references to third-party content;
      • he complies with public law regulations, particularly those for payment, factoring and tax law obligations, which may also include any obligations under sales tax law or indirect tax obligations. The provider will be solely responsible of the obligations and duties of the offer content. HousingAnywhere.com is entitled to verify the offer of the users and ask for the corresponding proofs;
      • once a tenant has requested renting the accommodation, provider is not allowed to request a higher price than requested in the original advertisement.
  11. The payment process shall take place under the following provisions:
    • The agreement arises by way of a total price shown at the end of the booking. This consists of the rent and the processing fee (currently 24%), which comprises an administration component and a property-based component determined by the rent. After a booking has been made, HousingAnywhere.com notifies users of its content and the total price.
    • HousingAnywhere remains the right to offer its services to tenant for consecutive months. HousingAnywhere’s service is not just limited to the first month rent.
    • HousingAnywhere.com is entitled to change the amount of processing fees at any time. This does not apply to leases already concluded. The provider will be notified of the amount of the processing fee by email in a timely manner, together with the booking inquiry.
    • HousingAnywhere.com is entitled to change it business model in such a way that it will also collect a processing fee from the provider. This will show in a reduction on the rent transferred by HousingAnywhere.com to the provider.
    • The tenant must pay the total price shown in the booking, by way of the channel chosen in the booking process. HousingAnywhere.com only receives the processing fee, the rent is transferred to the provider at a specified date of which details can be read under 8.5. If debt collection is unsuccessful, the tenant must reimburse any additional costs incurred. This does not apply if the tenant is not responsible for the failure of debt collection.
    • Users can offset HousingAnywhere.com processing fees against receivables only if these are due and have been legally established or are undisputed. Receivables cannot be transferred to third parties.
    • HousingAnywhere.com makes use of a payment service provider. In the case of different currencies this payment service provider determines the exchange rate based on the market rate. HousingAnywhere.com has no role whatsoever in the determination of the exchange rate.
  12. In the case an agreement has been made and parties continue with the payment procedure the tenant will receive a payment link from HousingAnywhere.com, through which the payment is transferred to HousingAnywhere.com. The payment will be transferred to a secure, third party bank account. After the tenant has moved into the accommodation and has given HousingAnywhere.com the assurance that the accommodation meets the requirements set in the listing, HousingAnywhere.com will order the rent and possible security deposit to be transferred to the provider and the processing fee to HousingAnywhere.com.
  13. On request, the provider must issue the tenant with an invoice for the total price. On request, HousingAnywhere.com will issue the provider with an invoice for the processing fee, though this will be shown without sales tax or similar indirect taxes in accordance with tax law provisions, unless expressly stated otherwise in these regulations.
  14. Unless HousingAnywhere.com is notified otherwise, it is refutably assumed that the provider operates in a business capacity and is aware of his/her resulting (sales) tax obligations and satisfies these accordingly. HousingAnywhere.com is entitled to demand corresponding evidence of the provider’s business capacity.
  15. The provider reserves the right to additionally charge other on-site costs based on consumption and use (in particular: electricity, water, heating). The provider must advise the tenant that he has a basic right to charge these costs before concluding the agreement. Such costs are not taken into account in the calculation of the processing fee. This also applies to any security deposit.
  16. Users are prohibited from circumventing the above booking and payment processes, in particular the processing fees.
  17. Housinganywhere.com advises users that have agreed on renting an accommodation to sign a contract between the two of them.

Article 9: Security deposit

  1. The provider is entitled to charge a security deposit in his/her offer. If a provider demands a security deposit from the tenant on the day of arrival, corresponding information on the amount of the security deposit and the payment method must have already been mentioned in the offer. The amount of the security deposit must be stipulated prior to the booking. It must also be clarified in advance when the amount must be paid (e.g. together with the first month rent).
  2. If the provider did not mention the security deposit when advertising his/her accommodation, but demands a security deposit at a later time and the tenant does not agree, this constitutes a refusal to render performance by the provider under the agreed contract. In such cases, the tenant reserves the right to cancel the booking after which the provider is obligated to refund the tenant.
  3. HousingAnywhere.com is not responsible for the administration of security deposits other than the security deposits paid via its implemented payment system, or for any claims asserted by the provider.
  4. The provider will be responsible for refunding the security deposit to the tenant at the end of the lease.

Article 10: Duration, termination

  1. The user agreement is concluded for an indefinite period.
  2. The user can terminate it at any time without notice. User’s leases with other users that have already been proven or arranged remain unaffected by the termination of the user agreement. This applies accordingly to claims for the payment of processing fees already due.
  3. HousingAnywhere.com can terminate the user agreement at any time with two weeks’ notice. An email will be sufficient for the purpose.
  4. This does not affect the right to block, the right to terminate for just cause or individually agreed rights of termination of the user. In particular, HousingAnywhere.com has just cause if:
    • The user does not comply with a not merely insignificant payment obligation in full or in part, despite having been sent a reminder with an appropriate deadline;
    • The user violates his/her obligations under these General Terms and Conditions and does not take remedial action despite having been sent a reminder with a timely deadline. A reminder is not needed if this is not expected to be successful or if the breach is sufficiently severe that it would be unreasonable for HousingAnywhere.com to maintain the agreement.
    • Requirements of law, a court, or an official authority mean that the use of the platform can no longer be offered in this form;
    • HousingAnywhere.com discontinues its platform or business activities;
    • Insolvency proceedings are initiated for the user’s assets owing to a lack of funds.

Article 11: Measures in the event of illegal conduct and/or conduct in breach of agreement by the user

  1. If there are specific indications that a user is culpably violating legal provisions, third-party rights, or the General Terms and Conditions or if HousingAnywhere.com otherwise has a legitimate interest, particularly with regard to protecting its users against fraudulent activities, HousingAnywhere.com can take one or more of the following actions subject to termination without notice:
    • Issue the user with a warning;
    • Delete the user’s offers or other content;
    • Restrict the user’s use of the website;
    • Temporarily or permanently exclude (block) the user from the website;
    • Contest and cancel existing leases in the name of the provider without taking into account any otherwise applicable cancellation policies, and reject the user’s offers for the conclusion of a lease in the name of the provider.
  2. HousingAnywhere.com also takes the legitimate interests of the user in question into consideration when choosing these measures.
  3. Leases that have already been concluded between the user and other users are not affected by deletion of an offer. This applies accordingly to claims for the payment of processing fees already due. An effective lease does not arise if HousingAnywhere.com deletes an offer before it is accepted.
  4. HousingAnywhere.com has the right to permanently block a user in each of the following cases. As far as reasonable, the user will receive prior warning by HousingAnywhere.com so that it has the opportunity to dispel suspicion or take remedial action. If a previous warning is not reasonable, e.g. because blocking is necessary to prevent any damage to HousingAnywhere.com or another user, the user will be subsequently informed by HousingAnywhere.com of the blocking immediately, and then be given the opportunity to comment and take remedial action. The right to block a user exists if:
    • the user has provided incorrect contact information in his/her user account, in particular an incorrect or invalid email address;
    • a user account is transferred to another party;
    • the user significantly harms other users, in particular if their accommodations and/or furnishings are damaged, destroyed, stolen, etc.;
    • there is just cause due to similar risk and responsibility of the user.
  5. After a user has been permanently blocked by HousingAnywhere.com, he is not entitled to have the blocked user account restored. The user will also no longer be permitted to use the website with other user accounts or to re-register.

Article 12: Conversations via HousingAnywhere.com

  1. The conversations that the tenant and provider have via the inbox window on the HousingAnywhere.com website are saved by HousingAnywhere.com in a secure place. These conversations will not be analyzed nor read by HousingAnywhere.com in normal circumstances, for privacy reasons. Only in the case of expected fraud HousingAnywhere.com reserves the right to analyse the conversations and inform or act in accordance with the criminal code.
  2. Any other information HousingAnywhere.com collects, uses and retains through the website will be used and stored in compliance with appropriate laws and regulations.
  3. In the case of a dispute between tenant and provider HousingAnywhere.com can provide both parties with the chat history upon request.

Article 13: HousingAnywhere.com’s liability

  1.  HousingAnywhere.com is fully liable for damages caused with intent or through gross negligence by HousingAnywhere.com, its employees or agents, for fraudulent concealment of defects and if a guarantee was expressly assumed.
  2.  HousingAnywhere.com is liable for other damages only if they arise from violation of a duty whose fulfillment makes the proper implementation of the agreement possible and compliance with which it is regularly trusted by the parties to the agreement. Its duty to pay compensation is limited to such damages that are considered typical for the agreement and foreseeable.
  3.  As HousingAnywhere.com does not participate in the contractual relationship between the tenant and the provider, HousingAnywhere.com accepts no liability for contracts for accommodation.
  4. HousingAnywhere.com offers the option of contacting HousingAnywhere.com with a complaint if there are any problems with regards to the website, accommodation or provider. The complaint must be provided in written form (e-mail). In this complaint the guest must specifically indicate the grounds for the complaint. In such a case HousingAnywhere.com will attempt to bring about a solution.

Article 14: Advise for users

  1.  HousingAnywhere.com advises users to enter into a contractual agreement with each other. As stated before HousingAnyshere.com is not part in the agreement between provider and tenant and therefore advises both parties to enter into a contractual agreement with each other. HousingAnywhere.com offers a draft agreement on its website but does not guarantee the completeness of this contract.
  2. HousingAnywhere.com furthermore advises the tenant to obtain liability insurance to cover for costs in case damages to the accommodation arise.

Article 15: Closing provisions

  1. HousingAnywhere.com is authorised to transfer its rights and obligations under this agreement in full or in part to third parties.
  2. This agreement is subject solely to the substantive laws of the Kingdom of The Netherlands with the exception of the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods and Dutch international private law.
  3. If the user is a consumer within the meaning of Book 7 of the Burgerlijk Wetboek (BW – Dutch Civil Code), this does not affect the mandatory consumer protection regulations in which the consumer is ordinarily resident.
  4. If individual provisions of these General Terms and Conditions are or become wholly or partially invalid, the other General Terms and Conditions are still valid. In the event of such a provision being invalid, it shall be replaced by a legal provision.
  5. All declarations to be sent in connection with the user agreement to be concluded with HousingAnywhere.com must be issued by email. The postal address and email address of a user are those that are stated as the current contact data in the user’s user account.
  6. These terms and conditions will be interpreted in accordance with the Dutch law. You and HousingAnywhere.com agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the court located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands for any actions of which parties seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

I didn’t get any response when I replied to a room, what’s wrong?

Advertisements are posted by students. The advertisers normally pick only one lucky student to sublet their room to, and unfortunately don’t reply to the other people who responded to the room. On average they get 30-40 reactions. If you react to an advertisement, make sure you distinguish yourself from the other 39 people who also react. Don’t simply write “I would like to rent your room”. Take your time to write a nice story about yourself, your hobbys and interests, and your background. This way the advertiser gets to know you better and he or she might select you as their future subtenant. House hunting is a competitive sport!

Who posts the advertisements for rooms on HousingAnywhere.com?

Students who go on exchange and want to sublet their room (the main tenant) post their rooms on HousingAnywhere.com. Subletting a room means that you or your landlord enter an agreement that a third-party takes over your room and the payment of the rent for a set period of time. Usually the main tenant returns to the room afterwards. Other students, who are looking for accommodation in the city, react to those rooms (the subtenant). The platform is on a student-to-student basis. To advertise a room on this website is free; it is also free to react to the room advertisements.

Is there an intermediary involved in the renting process?

No, there is no intermediary between the potential landlord and tenant. Students put their room on HousingAnywhere.com, and others can react to those rooms offers. The reaction will be sent directly to the private e-mail address of the person who posted the room to be sublet online. It is on a student-to-student basis, no one will be in between.

Is it guaranteed that if I say I am interested that I will get the room?

In case you have a problem with your landlord, sub-tenant, or other rental issues, you can go to an organization which makes sure your rights as a tenant are not violated. Such an organization is KamerRate.nl : you can send in all your legal questions and get an answer for free. If you need further legal representation or assistance, they can provide it too through their legal partners for a very low price. Find all the information on www.kamerrate.nl.

What if I need legal assistance with rental matters?

HousingAnywhere.com only functions as a platform and helps match demand and supply. In case you have a problem with your landlord, sub-tenant, or other renting issues, you can go to an organization which makes sure your rights as a tenant are not violated. Such an organization is KamerRate.nl : you can send in all your legal questions and get an answer for free. If you need further legal representation or assistance, they can provide it too through their law-firm partners for a very low price. Find all the information on www.Kamerrate.nl.

How do I know that the advertisement is real, and not a scam?

Nothing can be guaranteed. Always ask questions to find out if the room is still available, ask for photos, NEVER pay in full in advance for a room, and always ask if the main tenant has the legal right to sublet the room (ask for written permission from the landlord/owner of the property). We also recommend that you add eachother on Facebook, and have some conversations over Skype with each other.

Wageningen specific:

Idealis is the student accommodation provider in Wageningen with 4,500 housing units. When you sublet a room from a tenant of Idealis you sign a contract with the tenant. This contract (subletting agreement) gives you the permission to sublet the room. The conditions for subtenancy are on www.idealis.nl

Do I have to pay a fee to Housing Anywhere?

Housing Anywhere does not charge the main tenant nor the subtenant a fee: using this webpage is free for both parties.

I am going to Holland, can you provide me with some more information?

In order to combine all the serious issues that you as a student have to deal with, INIQQ can provide you with more informal news. On the website you will find the best of both sides; news about finance (opening a bank account) and such things as finding a tasty cheap beer. You can find more information on www.iniqq.com

Do I have to pay a fee to some third party?

In the Netherlands you generally do not pay a fee to the landlord, the other tenants, the subtenants, or any other parties. However, when you find a room or apartment through a real estate agent, then you will have to pay this agent/company a commission fee. This fee is normally equal to 1 month rental fee.

If I respond to an advertised room, who decides whether I get the room?

In the Netherlands, it can be part of the procedure that the other tenants of the flat jointly decide the (sub) tenant. The former tenant puts an advertisement on www.HousingAnywhere.com, you respond by sending an e-mail introducing yourself, and the other tenants select their new housemate based on the information that you e-mailed them. The other tenants might ask you to come over for a social drink so they can get to know you. All the other people who respond to the advertisement are also present at that social drink. These meetings normally last 1-3 hours. The other tenants usually select and inform their new housemate the next day.

What do I do next when I find a subtenant?

Once the main tenant has chosen a subtenant (and has the approval of their landlord or any other tenants) they should agree in writing on the terms of the subtenancy (duration, rent, how and to whom the rent should be paid, what is in the room, what the subtenant is allowed and not allowed to use etc.). The main tenant should immediately delete the advertisement on www.HousingAnywhere.com using the link they were sent by e-mail.

Wageningen specific:

If the room is an Idealis room, the main tenant must have permission from Idealis to sublet the room. Tenant and subtenant both fill out the form and the Housing Services Department of Idealis checks it. If everything is in order, Idealis signs the form and the form is then considered to be the subletting agreement.

Does HousingAnywhere check the advertisements?

No, HousingAnywhere and the participating universities do NOT check the advertisements. Therefore, we advise your to get in touch with each through Skype and add each other on Facebook so you can see if the person you are talking to is a real and trustworthy person. Never pay anything up front! Housing Anywhere and the participating universities are not responsible for any; we only provide you a platform to find each other.

How much deposit do I have to pay and to whom?

In the Netherlands you might have to pay a security deposit; this is normally 1 to 2 months of the rental fee. You will get this back at the end of your rental period. You pay the deposit to either the landlord or to the real estate company. Always ask for a receipt of your deposit payment.
Safe Transfer

Safe Transfer


Why Safe Transfer?
Note: this is only available for foreign peole renting a room in the Netherlands.
After finding your room in the Netherlands, you should transfer your rent + deposit to the person who rents out the room (the lessor). You should do this before arrival in the Netherlands, to make sure that you have the room garantueed.
To make this transaction save, HousingAnywhere and Certo Escrow offer you a payment service for room rentals: the tenant transfers the money to Certo Escrow, and only after arriving in your room, Certo Escrow transfers the rent to the lessor. In case the room is not as agreed, then you can simply contact Certo Escrow and stop the payment.

How to get started?

Step 1: create an account
Lessor creates an account via the form on HousingAnywhere.com, under the heading “Safe Transfer”.
Step 2: Tenant makes the payment
The tenant gets an email, checks the transaction details and pays the transaction fee.
Step 3: Arrival in the Netherlands
After arriving in the Netherlands the tenant can inspect his room to make sure it is in accordance with the agreement.
Step 4: Payment release by Certo Escrow
Certo Escrow releases the payment to the lessor if no complaints are made by the tenant.

ABOUT CERTO ESCROW
In order to offer our students Safe Transfer, HousingAnywhere partnered up with Certo. Certo is a payment provider that specializes in securing transactions in which payment and delivery do not take place simultaneously. To achieve this Certo uses a trust account to manage the paid funds. This trust account is referred to as Stichting Derdengelden Certo Escrow. Both Certo and its business have been screened by De Nederlandsche Bank and Certo is under constant supervision of the Autoriteit Financiële Markten (AFM).

Jobs

Jobs


Current openings

Front End Developer (20-40 hrs/wk)

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Student side jobs (4-8 hours a week)

Local Sales Representative – word wide team
HousingAnywhere.com not yet online in your city? Want to launch the platform?

  • - Deadline application: none – ongoing
  • - Start date job: anytime
  • - Location: anywhere where HousingAnywhere.com is not yet online. You can see it on our map: an orange dot means we are online; if your university does not have an orange dot, we are not yet online there. If we are online already at your university, you can apply for the job as Student Ambassador. See below.
  • - More info: click here

Local Sales Representative – Rotterdam team
HousingAnywhere.com not yet online in your home town, and would you like to launch it by working from our Head Office in Rotterdam?

  • - Deadline application: none, ongoing
  • - Start date job: anytime
  • - Location: Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • - More info: click here

Student Ambassador
Is HousingAnywhere.com launched and online in your city, but it needs better promotion? Become our Local Student Ambassador!

  • - Deadline application: none, ongoing
  • - Start date job: anytime
  • - Location: at the campusses of universities where HousingAnywhere.com is online. Where is HousingAnywhere.com online? See the orange dots on the map on the main page. If you see an orange dot on your campus, that means we are online there and are always looking for Student Ambassadors to promote the platform.
  • - More info: click here

 


Full time Internship (40 hours a week)

Country Manager internship
Sales, marketing, HR are your passion? Then this is your job!

  • - Deadline application: Sunday 30 November 2014, 23:00h.
  • - Start: January 2015
  • - Location: Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • - More info: click here

Community Manager & Recruitment Officer internship
King of Facebook, Photoshop and Mailchimp? Become the King of our communication! This position is combined with Recruitment Officer: do you like to do selection interview, screen CVs and are you also very structured? Join us!  

IT Backend Developer WordPress internship
You like programming and can deal with a lot of responsibility? Become our one and only programmer!

  • - Deadline application: Sunday 30 November 2014, 23:00h
  • - Start: January 2015
  • - Location: Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • - More info: click here

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EXIT STREETVIEW
How it works

Process of the webpage

Students going abroad can advertise their rooms for free on the HousingAnywhere platform, and incoming students can respond to these offers – also for free. Only people with a valid University e-mail address can post rooms on the website, ensuring that the platform is student-only.

e.g. @student.maastrichtuniversity.nl

Because only students can post their room on the website, you can be sure that the rooms offered are of good quality and that the chances of falling victim to a scam are decreased.

If preferred by the university, trusted landlords, partners, brokers, or agents can be activated on the platform by request of the Accommodation or International Office. We only activate these external persons after the request of the university. We do not allow external parties directly on the website.
Subletting laws per country
In every country there are different laws regarding subletting. In general, it comes down to: “as long as your landlord agrees with a sublet, then you can sublet your room.” For more details on the specific regulations in your country see the links below:

Universities that currently offer HousingAnywhere to their students

In the short existence of HousingAnywhere the platfrom has already caught the attention of many universities. Soon after launching the platform at the Erasmus University other Dutch universities wanted to join. The creators of the platform realized that this platform could not only be of great help inside the Netherlands, but everywhere around the world: housing students anywhere.

The following universities already use the services of HousingAnywhere.com:

  • VU Amsterdam
  • Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten
  • InHolland Amsterdam
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • InHolland Rotterdam
  • Maastricht University
  • University of Utrecth
  • Marnix Academy
  • Leiden University
  • Leiden Hogeschool
  • Hogeschool Arnhem-Nijmegen
  • Haagse Hogeschool
  • Hogeschool Zeeland
  • Cristelijke Agrarische Hogeschool Dronten
  • Avans
  • NHTV
  • Wageningen University
  • TU Delft
  • Hanze Hogeschool
  • Stenden University
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Université de Liege
  • ESCE Paris
  • ESSEC Paris
  • ECE Paris
  • IGS International Paris
  • IESEG Lille
  • Sciences Po Lille
  • EM Strasbourg
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • Danish School of Media and Journalism Denmark
  • University College of Northern Denmark
  • Università degli Studi di Bologna
  • Libera Università di Bolzano
  • Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • Università degli Studi di Pisa
  • Universidad Carlos III
  • ESADE
  • Stockholm School of Economics University
  • Gothenburg University
  • University of Hamburg
  • Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
  • HafenCity University
  • University of Cologne
  • Fachhochschule Cologne
  • Hochschule Munchen
  • Beuth Hochschule
  • Fulda Hochschule (just joined: not yet active on the platform
  • University of Freiburg
  • University of Music Freiburg
  • Zeppelin University (just joined: not yet active on the platform)
  • University of the West of England
  • Bath University
  • Norwegian Sport University
  • Hogskolen I Bergen
  • Tromso University
  • Hanken Business School
  • Arcada
  • La Haute école de Musique de Genève
  • Università della Svizzera Italiana
  • WU Wien
  • FH Kaernten
  • FH St. Polten
  • UJAK
  • FIA Business School
  • UNESP
  • Fundaçao Getulio Vargas
  • ESPM
  • Queen’s University
  • University of Southern California
  • University of North Carolina
  • Ohio State University
  • ESAN
  • Nanyang Technological University

HousingAnywhere is expanding rapidly: for the most recent partners, click on the bottom of this page on “All Clients”.

Does your university need HousingAnywhere?

If you invite students to study for a few months at your university, you should also provide these guests with good housing facilities. This can be done by dormitories and residence halls. Additionally, you can decide to offer HousingAnywhere to your students so they can search for accomodation off-campus.

Asking all outgoing exchange/internship students to rent out their rooms on HousingAnywhere, and telling incoming students that they can find a room on HousingAnywhere is an easy and effective way to increase the supply of short-term accommodation.

Impressum

Housing Anywhere B.V.
Trading names: HousingAnywhere, HousingAnywhere.com and HousingAnywhere B.V.

Correspondence to:
Secretariat
Oostzeedijk Beneden 81a
3061 VN Rotterdam
the Netherlands

E-mail: correspondence(.at.)housinganywhere.com
Internet: www.HousingAnywhere.com

Board of Directors: Mr. Niels C.H. van Deuren
Registered at the Chamber of Commerce Rotterdam (the Netherlands) under number 58882693
VAT (tax) number: NL853222368.B01

Disclaimer: please read our Terms & Conditions, available on this website.

© Copyright: Redaction Housing Anywhere B.V.

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