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Frequently asked questions : Guest rooms
  • What is the payment procedure?
    • To confirm your reservation, you will pay a deposit by credit card or bank transfer.
    • The deposit amounts to 12% of the total amount of the stay + the administrative costs
    • The balance will be payable to the owner upon arrival, in cash.
    • A tourist tax of 3 € per night and per room will be charged by the owner upon arrival.
  • If I refuse to book, what happens to my payment?

    The deposit is only debited after the owner’s agreement.
    In case of refusal on his part, no amount will be charged to your credit card.

  • I don't have a Visa card or Mastercard how do I do it?

    For stays of more than 7 days, you can pay the deposit by bank transfer.

  • What time can I arrive at the owner's house?

    In the contract you will find the owner’s contact details so that you can make arrangements together and plan the practical details of your arrival.

    If you need to arrive earlier or later, please contact the owner directly to let him know.

Frequently asked questions : Apartments, studios, kots and shared apartments
  • What is the payment procedure?
    • Deposit

    To confirm your reservation, you will pay a deposit by credit card or bank transfer.

    The deposit is 8% of the total amount of the stay + the administrative costs

    • Rent

    The balance will be payable to the owner: total rent – 8% paid at the time of the deposit.

    Upon arrival, you will pay the rent for the first 4 weeks. The following rents will be payable every 4 weeks to the owner.

    Example: 12 week stay – Rent = 500 €/4 weeks

    Price of the stay= 1500.00 €

    + booking fee = 75.00 €

    Total amount = €1575.00

    Deposit 8% of the price of the stay + 75 € booking fee = 195 € to be paid upon confirmation of the contract

    Balance of rent to pay: 1575 € – 195 € = 1380.00 €

    460 € to be paid to the owner every 4 weeks

    Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator

    • Rental guarantee

    The rental guarantee, which amounts to 4 weeks’ rent, must be paid 15 days before your arrival. This will be refunded at the end of the stay if the owners recover their property in the state in which you received it.

  • If I refuse to book, what happens to my payment?

    The deposit is only debited after the owner’s agreement.
    In case of refusal, no amount will be charged to your credit card.

  • I don't have a Visa card or Mastercard how do I do it?

    Possibility to pay by bank transfer

  • Can I visit an accommodation before making a reservation?

    In order not to disturb the tenants, we do not organize visits for stays of less than 3 months.

    For stays of more than 4 months, an appointment can be arranged with the owner if he agrees.

    To do this, you must first send us an email and fill in a “visit request” form.

    Each hosting was visited before it was put online in order to guarantee quality. In addition, our team remains at your disposal to answer all your questions.

  • Why can a reservation be refused?

    We work with many different accommodation owners. Reservation requests may be refused for differents reasons, such as if:

    • the preceding tenant decides to prolong their stay in agreement with the owner,
    • the accommodation is already booked but the owner has not updated the reservation system accordingly,
    • the accommodation is no longer available due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • How do I extend my booking contract?

    Contact Bed & Brussels to renew the contract. You will no longer be charged for the administrative costs.

  • Do I need insurance?

    Belgian legislation requires the tenant to take out “tenant” insurance. However, in the case of a short-term rental it is difficult to find insurance for this type of contract. It is for this reason that we ask our landlords to have insurance “waiver of claims against tenants” to prevent tenants from taking out insurance. But it is IMPERATIVE to check with your landlord before you arrive on this issue.

    However, the landlord will not be held liable in the event of theft of the tenant’s property.

    Before you leave, check with your insurer to see if you are well covered.

  • Do I have to sign a lease agreement with the landlord?

    Yes, you will sign a fixed-term rental contract with the owner (see example).

    This contract includes information on each party, rental dates, monthly rent, method of payment of rent and rental guarantee.

  • What time can I arrive at the owner's house?

    In the contract you will find the owner’s contact details so that you can make arrangements with him/her about the practical details of your arrival.

    If you need to arrive earlier or later, please contact the owner directly.

  • During my stay, are there any internal regulations?

    Yes, most owners have internal regulations.
    This document is used to explain the proper functioning of each dwelling (bins, use of WIFI,…) and to ensure the best possible cohabitation between the different occupants.

    Feel free to ask your landlord for the internal rules before you arrive.

  • Is there a curfew to respect?

    No

  • Are bed linen and towels provided?

    2 pairs of sheets and towels will be at your disposal upon arrival. But it is always safer to ask your landlord again.

  • Can I invite friends to my room or studio?

    Each owner has its own rules. Some accept visits for an additional fee or not, others do not accept any visits (this is usually indicated in the description).

    Out of respect and for insurance purposes, please inform the owners in case of a visit.

  • What is included in the rental charges?

    Expenses include the consumption of water, electricity and heating for “normal” use. In case of excessive consumption, a supplement may be requested by the owners.

  • Who cleans the dwelling?
    • Upon arrival, the accommodation will be clean.
    • On your departure, the accommodation must be returned cleaned.
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I arrived in August 2016 in Brussels to do my master’s degree in physiotherapy, I stayed at the hotel for one month before finding a great colocation offered by Bed & Brussels. This trip to the European capital was an incredible discovery. Belgium and especially Brussels brings together people of all cultures and nationalities. It’s a fantastic place to exchange ideas, a really great city! There is so much to visit and discover in Brussels, you shouldn’t hesitate to meet people, the local population is really  hosting!

 

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