All The Things 

The Landlords Won't Tell You. 

...or they might not even know for themselves.

We will share all the secrets of landlords and agencies about how they try to get the most out of you financially. We will teach you how to apply for rent reduction when the contract is not watertight, which is the case with most contracts. We will teach you what you should and should not do so you can make sure you'll get a refund of your deposit after your stay, and so many more things!

All the things they wish you didn't know, you will understand after following this masterclass. You are no longer being in the disadvantage of being an international student and for not knowing the Dutch tenancy law.

Know your rights, and stand up for your rights. Knowledge is power! Educate yourself, so you don't get scammed out of your funds or deposit!

Hereunder you can find some topics which will be discussed during the 2,5-hour seminar. During and after the masterclass, there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Renting Procedure
  • What is the right order of securing accommodation?
  • Always have a plan B ready.
Tenancy Agreement
  • What do you need to look for in a tenancy agreement? 
  • Different types of tenancyagreements (definite and indefinite).
  • Notice period when terminating the tenancy agreement. 
  • Are pets allowed?
  • Break-down of the costs.
  • Is an all-in rental price allowed?
  • Are you dealing directly with the landlord, or is there a management agency involved?
  • Is sub-renting allowed?
  • English contract is not a must. 
  • Deposit rules.
  • When to transfer the deposit. 
  • How to get your deposit back. 
  • The (un)importance of check-in and a check-out. 
  • Registration and de-registration importance. 
  • What you need to know about cash payments of rent and deposit. 

One of the important don'ts: When you move in, don't ask for a check-in. It will be to your advantage.

We will explain why that is and tell you more do's and don't when it comes to your check-in and your period of stay. 

  • Do's
  • Don'ts
  • Service costs
    • What are service costs?
    • How are service costs calculated?
    • Yearly overview of service costs usage.
    • What if your service costs are too high?
  • Repairs and damages, such as leakage and mould.
    • Who is liable for what?
    • Apply for rent reduction when repairs take too long.
    • How to apply for rent reduction.
  • Privacy
    • Unannounced visits.
    • Notification period.
  • Sale of the accommodation does not break the lease agreement.
    • Moving out compensation 
Legal Help
  • What is Juridisch Loket and what can they do for you?
  • No to low-income --> subsidized legal aid
    • When are you eligible for subsidized legal aid?
    • How to apply for subsidized legal aid?
    • How to find the right lawyer?
  • Who is RentReturn?
    • What is the difference between RR and Juridisch Loket?
Case Studies

We will discuss different case studies to make sure you can start your tenancy adventure with confidence. 

After these case studies, you will have the knowledge to:

  • ensure that your deposit will be returned,
  • reduce the rent in case of damages or flaws with the accommodation,
  • who is financially responsible for different repairs,
  • what legal help you can use in which case, 
  • how to apply to subsidized legal help if you are eligible, 
  • and so much more!



This masterclass is relevant for anyone who deals with tenancy questions or just simply want to be informed about their tenancy righs before any problems may arise. 

Whether you are a tenant, tenant-to-be, parent of a tenant (to-be), landlord, housing office employee or working at an agency, this masterclass is for you!


This masterclass explains in detail what your tenant rights are and how to deal with them so you can secure your tenant rights, such as lowering the rent in specific situations and getting your deposit back at the end of your lease. 

We will discuss different case studies,so you can start your tenancy adventure with confidence. During and after the masterclass you will be able to ask questions. 


Every person who is going to rent, or is renting, needs to be aware of their tenants rights. In The Netherlands, tenants are very well protected. You just need to know your rights. 

If you are a landlord, agency or housing office employee, this seminar informs you about tenant rights. In the end, you, as a landlord or agency, will know how to deal with tenancy questions and how to protect your own and their rights. As a housing office employee, you will know how to inform your students about their tenant rights. 


Inform your university housing department when this masterclass takes place at your university. You can also send us a message and let us know which university you are attending, so we contact your university to schedule a seminar.

If you are interested in attending the masterclass at our office, you can register for the masterclass and choose a date and time that suits you. 


The masterclass will take approximately 2,5 hours. There will be the opportunity to ask questions during the masterclass and to exchange experiences at the end.


When you are a student at a Dutch university, you can inquire with your university about collaboration opportunities with us. 

If you are not a student or if your university has no collaboration agreement, you can attend the masterclass for 79 EUR per person at our location. Minimum number of participants 5.

INCLUDED at location:

- Hand-out with the topics of the masterclass.

- 50 EUR discount for a Housing Check.

- 10% discount on a RentReturn service (max. 25 EUR).

- Drinks (coffee, tea and water).

- Dutch snacks.