The maximum rent of a property is determined objectively using a housing valuation system. This is also often called the system of points.
At various rent checks you can check whether your rent is appropriate for your living situation. In these checks you have to fill in information about things like your living space, the general facilities and the energy index.
Do you live in a self-contained dwelling with its own entrance door? Then you can fill out the Rent Assessment for self-contained accommodations at the Rent Tribunal.
Do you not have your own entrance door and do you share the kitchen or bathroom with other tenants? Then you are living in non-self-contained housing and you can fill out the Rent Assessment for non-self-contained housing at the Rent Tribunal.
If the score shows that you are paying too much rent, you can report this to Rent Support Center Groningen. An employee of the Rent Support Center can come to you and do a score check again.
If it is clear that you are paying too much rent, there are several ways to lower your rent. First, the Rent Support Center Groningen can mediate between you and your landlord. Second, the Rent Support Center can help you start a procedure with the Rent Tribunal.