Kotweb assigns a label to student accommodation that meets the quality requirements imposed by the city of Antwerp.
WHO IS IT FOR? PROPERTIES IN GREATER ANTWERP.
As a student, you cannot just rent any flat, bedsit, room or house. Accommodation for students must comply with certain statutory regulations in terms of quality, fire protection and urban development.
The city of Antwerp inspects all student accommodation in Antwerp, Borgerhout, Merksem, Ekeren, Berchem, Wilrijk and Hoboken (even those not included in Kotweb)
Based on this inspection, the city services assigns a quality label to each student property. To be clear: this quality label is awarded for the entire student property. This means that all the rooms in the property must be in proper order to receive a positive label, but it also means that if a single room in a property receives a negative score, this could also lead to a negative evaluation. In addition to Antwerp, you can also find a limited number of student properties on Kotweb in Aartselaar, Mortsel and Edegem, near Antwerp's campuses. These properties are outside of the jurisdiction of the city of Antwerp and therefore cannot be assigned a quality label.
Property owners who advertise rooms on Kotweb are committed to providing high quality and safe student accommodation.
WHAT IS IT? THE LABEL EXPLAINED.
Kotweb recommends renting student accommodation that has a green label! So be sure to check the quality label before signing a contract. Is your student room not shown on Kotweb? You can always contact the city of Antwerp to inquire about the student accommodation.
Help is on the way!
If the student accommodation where you are staying is closed temporarily or permanently because the landlord fails to fix the problems that caused it to be given a red label, you can count on the Kotweb team. The crisis team at Kotweb is there to help and support you with both information and action, search for a new or temporary residence with you and you can even count on a Kotweb assistance team after you have found a new accommodation.