FAQ

Accommodation & Services

What tasks does the cleaner perform?

The weekly cleaning of the accommodation includes:

* vacuum cleaning/mopping of the floor,
* cleaning of (private- and shared) shower, kitchen and toilet,
* trash bags are replaced and disposed of weekly,
* periodic cleaning of all general areas, staircases and corridors.

* It is possible to make use of an optional service for the weekly cleaning of bedding/towels (at additional cost).

What maintenance tasks are included?

The following small maintenance are included in the rent:

– replacement of light bulbs in the accommodations;
– periodic cleaning of shower drains in the accommodations;
– small repairs of furniture;
– periodic outside window cleaning;
– periodic cleaning and maintenance program for communal washing machines and dryers;
– maintenance and cleaning of extractor hoods, dishwasher and lift;
– cleaning and defrosting of freezers in communal kitchens;
– maintenance service for Internet-network;
– maintenance service for clogged drains in the accommodations;
– replacing batteries and testing of smoke alarm systems in accommodations and communal areas;
– replacing batteries for remote controls;
– maintenance of locks, hinges, door fittings and rubber window seals;
– maintenance of communal garden;
– maintenance of central heating boiler;
– maintenance of mechanical ventilation system;
– maintenance coin-operated washing machines;

How is the kitchen equipped?

The private and shared kitchens are equipped with:

– a combi-microwave (oven, microwave and grill);
– fridge with freezer;
– induction/gas cooker

Any basic necessities such as smaller kitchen supplies must be purchased by the tenant. Optional the tenants can make use of kitchen supplies provided by Pension Barendregt (at additional cost).

General

What is a pension?

A pension is the Dutch word for a guesthouse or boarding house. Pension Barendregt focuses only on temporarily housing solutions.
Our guests stay for a couple of nights, weeks or months.

We offer hotel services like weekly cleaning and fresh sheets/towels on a weekly base (upon request/at additional cost).
Our accommodations are already equipped with WiFi internet, furnished, bedding/sheets, gas, water, electra, etc. Most tenants arrive with their suitcase and can move in straight away.

The solutions that we provide are for example:

* (international) students searching for temporary housing (exchange students).
* expats in search for short stay housing.
* researchers on an internship.
* personnel on a working assignment.
* companies that wish to house temporary staff.
* tourists that want to rent per night.
* persons in a divorce situation looking for a short stay solution.
* people looking for temporary housing in the event of fire- or renovation-situation.
* interim solution when a home has been sold and a new home cannot yet be moved into.
* any other short stay solution.

Is it possible to view the accommodation?

If you are interested in one of our accommodations, we will first invite you for a viewing (in case the accommodation is available). This gives us the opportunity to meet each other, show you the accommodation and immediately answer any questions you may have. We prefer a viewing in person. If you are not yet in the Netherlands, a video viewing is also a possibility.

What is the possible rental period?

Our accommodations are available per night, week or month.

In case you are interested in renting per month, there is a maximum duration of 12 months.

The rental price on the website is based on a 12 months rental contract.
If you are interested in a shorter rental period, it is best to contact us via info@pensionbarendregt.nl. for a personal offer.

What is included in the rent?

Our rents are incl. the usage of gas, water, electricity, Internet/TV, furniture and weekly cleaning.
The accommodation has been provided with one set of bedding (pillow/duvet) and one set of bed sheets.

It is possible to make use of an optional service for the weekly cleaning of bedding/towels (for an additional price).
There is a secluded bicycle stand available as an option. Please contact us for more info.

Also included:
– periodic maintenance of shower drains in the accommodations (1x per 6 weeks);
– periodic cleaning the outside of windows (1x per 3 months);
– periodic cleaning and maintenance program for communal washing machines and dryers (1x per 3 months);
– periodic cleaning and maintenance of all general areas, staircases and corridors (1x per week);
– periodic maintenance and cleaning of extractor hoods and dishwasher in the accommodations (2x per year);
– periodic maintenance of the lift (2x per year, where applicable);
– maintenance service for Internet-network;
– maintenance service for clogged drains in the accommodations;
– replacement of light bulbs in the accommodations;
– periodic cleaning and defrosting of freezers in communal kitchens (2x per year);
– replacing batteries and testing of smoke alarm systems in accommodations and communal areas;
– replacing batteries for remote controls;
– maintenance of fire extinguishers in the accommodations and general areas;
– periodic maintenance of locks, hinges, door fittings and rubber window seals in the accommodations and general areas (2x per year);
– periodic maintenance of communal garden (2x per year, if applicable);
– periodic maintenance of central heating system and boiler (2x per year);
– periodic maintenance of mechanical ventilation system in the accommodations (1x per year, if applicable);
– periodic maintenance coin-operated washing machines (1x per year);
– option for storage for tenants that want to store their belongings/suitcases, etc. (subject to availability);
– option for landlords office to be used as delivery address for packages to tenants;
– maintenance service from Monday to Friday (emergency service provided by landlord).

Is an accommodation always rented out furnished and upholstered?

Our accommodations are all furnished and upholstered as a standard. Which means including the necessary furniture, lighting, window coverings and a finished floor.

The kitchens are equipped with a combi-microwave, fridge with freezer and induction/gas stove.
Any basic necessities such as smaller kitchen supplies must be purchased by the tenant. Optional the tenants can make use of kitchen supplies provided by Pension Barendregt (for an additional price).

The tenant receives one set of bed linen at the check in.

There is a washing machine and dryer for shared use (payment by coin machine, dryer free of charge).

Booking process

Which documents do I need to provide when booking?

Tenants should provide proof of income. Please send a copy of the following documents when making the booking:

  • If you are employed, send us: Copy of your passport or ID-card, employment contract, last 3 pay slips;
  • If you are self-employed, send us: Copy of your passport or ID-card, proof of income (bank statements), KVK extract (Chamber of Commerce);
  • If you are a student, send us: Copy of your passport or ID-card, proof of study and guarantor statement.

What is the deposit amount?

The amount of the deposit depends on the rental price. For all of our accommodations the deposit is equal to two months rent.

This deposit remains in the management of the landlord until the tenant has delivered the accommodation after termination of the lease. The landlord will draw up an inspection report during check-in in consultation with the tenant. This report will be reviewed again during check-out.

Moving in

What is an inspection report?

An inspection report is drawn up during the check-in with the tenant. The report provides the tenant and landlord with clarity about the state of the accommodation upon moving in. Any defects are noted. In addition, photos are also taken of the accommodation. The tenant will receive a copy of the inspection report including photos by email. At check-out, the report will be reviewed with the tenant again.

Is registration with the Municipality possible?

If you are staying in the Netherlands for more than four months then you need to register with the municipality you are living in (in this case, the city of Rotterdam). For all of our accommodations it is possible for our tenants to register at the address. You can register in person, or online within 5 days of your arrival in the Netherlands. You need to fill in a tenancy agreement, you can find more information on the website of Gemeente Rotterdam.

Moving out

Why is it important to de-register?

Upon departing from the address and/or the Netherlands, our tenants need to de-register. We need a proof of your deregistration which you will receive from the municipality, mostly by email. After your check out and when we have received your proof of deregistration we can transfer back the deposit. You can find more information about the deregistration process on the website of Gemeente Rotterdam.

How should the accommodation be handed over at the end of the rental period?

The accommodation must be delivered in the condition it was in at the time of the inception of the rental agreement. This is also drawn up in the inspection report. All personal belongings must be removed and the accommodation must be free of garbage and dust. The tenant is responsible for the end cleaning. The inspection report contains a checklist that must be complied with.