On average, a student paid € 126,- too much per month.

Take action!

I pay too much rent, and now?

If you think you are paying too much rent, so when the basic rent is above the maximum rent, you can do a rent reduction request.

Step 1: do the rental check on normalhuur.nl.

Step 2: Contact the Hiring team . They come to you for free to check how much you could pay for your room.

Step 3: have your rent checked by the Huurcommissie! This determines what a reasonable rent is. If the rent is too high, you can get the overpaid amount back. The decisions of the Huurcommissie are binding.

If you are looking for accessible and free advice by phone or email before you start a procedure, you can also contact VIDIUS Legal Aid .

“Taking action right away. I really like that”

Justin, 2nd year of Industrial Design

After I had done the point check on normalehuur.nl I found out that I paid 80 euros too much rent every month! I forwarded my email to the Huurteam Utrecht and was very happy with the good help I received. They came to do a free poll and then helped me take the right steps to raise my case with the Huurcommissie.

“Taking action right away. I really like that”

“Knowing exactly where you stand”

Kirstin, 1st year psychology student

I had no clue that there were any rules regarding how much rent can be asked for. When a friend told me about normalehuur.nl, I looked straightaway and I was shocked about how much higher my rent was than it was supposed to be! I wanted to do something about this immediately and contacted the VIDIUS legal service who adviced me regarding legal actions I could take.

“Knowing exactly where you stand”

“No worries anymore thanks to NormaleHuur”

Anne-Fleur, 3rd year mechanical engineering student

After checking my rent on normalehuur.nl, it appeared I was paying too much. I was too anxious to deal with this because you never know how your landlord will respond. Thanks to the great guidance of Huurteam Utrecht, I could professionally address my problems to my landlord!

“No worries anymore thanks to NormaleHuur”