Rent Support Center Groningen has the task of providing free legal advice, support and mediation in matters between tenants and landlords in the municipality of Groningen. Every inhabitant of the municipality with a rental question or rental problem is welcome at the Rent Support Center.
Tenants and landlords can find all kinds of information about renting on this website. Examples of topics are high rents, unclear all-in prices, problems with maintenance, excessively high service costs or incorrect mediation costs.
If tenants or landlords cannot find a solution themselves, there is always the possibility to contact the Rent Support Center and to discuss specific rental issues. An employee of the Rent Support Center will then look into the matter, give legal advice and, if necessary, mediate between the tenant and landlord.
The Rent Support Center can also offer a tenant support in filing a case with the Rent Tribunal. In extreme cases, the Rent Support Center can also support a tenant in filing a court case.
The aim of all our efforts is to help the rental sector of the municipality of Groningen move forward. We want everyone to be able to live fairly in Groningen.
Rent Support Center Groningen is still in formation and is an initiative of the municipality of Groningen and the Groningen Students’ Union.
The Support Centre receives a subsidy from the municipality of Groningen. The subsidy is used to hire part-time employees with knowledge of rent law. They are supported by a team of volunteers consisting of expert students from the University of Groningen and the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen.
Rent Support Center Groningen is independent and set up as a foundation. The foundation will have a three-member board, which will be controlled by a three-member supervisory board.