Housinganywhere had the audacity to phone me and apply pressure to accept a tenant, who did not meet my specified requirements.They also threatened to remove my listing (which they did). Since when is this professional? Maybe they are desperate to make money, because of their lack of professionalism.
Does Airbnb or any other similar service, call landlords to apply pressure? KEEP AWAY!!
REPLY to your REPLY: I was told by your staff member in Rome that my listing would be removed if I did not reply to the interested tenant, so it was not a feeling that I was feeling. It was a reality!
Secondly: there was no misunderstanding as you put it.
My comments on this platform are true and honest and you are attempting to lighten the reality of my negative experience so your platform does not have any negative publicity. Maybe you can properly train your staff on professional boundaries with users of your platform.
Review by Ljoebov1 month ago
Looking for a room from abroad made me uneasy, as I couldn't visit the apartments. However, the search on HousingAnywhere was quick and easy. While the fact that HousingAnywhere secures the first month's rent, assured me.
I contacted the landlord and signed the contract in 2-3 days. At first, the advertisement even looked too good to be true! In the end, I am very happy with the place, it was what I was looking for. My landlord is very responsive and helps with any issue at hand.
Review by Nazoom1 month ago
I am really satisfied with their working model. It was very assuring to know that my first month rent was safe with them till I moved in. The apartment was same as advertised, since I moved from a different country and had no way of cross-verifying it, and my landlords were also really nice people.
I would recommend this website to everyone and hope that they expand to many more cities.
Review by Dhrutal Wdziekonski1 month ago
This service is very convenient and easy to use. I highly recommended to anyone looking for am affordable temporary home!
Review by Fui1 month ago
I really loved it, thank you very much! I know where to go next time!
Review by Lett2 months ago
Everything went fast and smooth.
I had a lot of questions and the landlord was always super fast and nice answering!
Payment through the website makes everything safer which is awesome
Review by Honcho Ladley2 months ago
awesome place to be
Review by Kittitat2 months ago
One of their landlords was holding onto my deposit for 9 weeks for a 'Faulty window handle'. I had photo evidence of it working when I left which they chose to ignore, they said they would deduct the cost from my deposit. I also explained that a faulty window handle is normal wear and tear and is not my responsibility. They ignored this too.
I showed housinganywhere my emails with them and told them that I know its not their responsibility but since this landlord currently had many listings in various cities on their site that they should warn them to pay or take them off their site to keep their standards high for their users. They were indifferent and just sent them an email asking them to pay me and that was it, prioritising the landlords for their own interest at the expense of customer experience. They also do not give an option to leave a review of the landlord which makes it impossible to warn others of their experiences.
This landlord also makes people pay a full deposit before arrival even when booking through housinganywhere which is against housinganywhere's policy, but I doubt they would care about this either or take action, as long as they're selling rooms on their site.
EDIT: Look at their response! Completely ignored what I said about the landlord making people pay a deposit beforehand even though that defeats the whole purpose of using housinganywhere 😂😂😂 I'm not surprised.
Review by Cdrombo2 months ago
I met with HousingAnywhere when I came first time at Netherlands. I found an apartment through their platform, i paid through platform, i had an issue with the apartment and they fixed even after renting process done. They had really lovely customer services and cares, they are taking it serious and listening what I need.
Review by Chemie2 months ago
Very bad experience. Tried to rent a student room in Rotterdam twice with them. The first time, the landlord changed the conditions of the rental after booking, we had to cancel and luckily, the money paid was returned. The second time, after moving in, their conditions allow to cancel within 48 hours, if the property does not correspond to the description. This was the case, “room” was extremely small - 6.31 square meters and also there was a passage right in front of the room - which was not explained at the point of renting. They neglected our request for cancelation and we lost 750 Eur! Their angent Pryia was very arrogant and ignorant. Beware- this agency supports scamming landlords and present them as excellent advertisers!
Review by Crix Cuenya2 months ago
This is my experience with this Pseudo-agency:
I rented a room in Rotterdam for 20 days. I paid one month + security deposit (500+500€) and another 125€ agency fee.
It's been 4 MONTHS and I am still fighting with the landlord to receive the rest of the security deposit (213€).
I paid 125€ fee and when I asked Housing Anywhere for help no one responded to me. Only one of them told me that the can do NOTHING with my issue. SO YOU PAY FOR LITERALLY NO HELP IF YOU ARE IN TROUBLE.
My landlord is not a solvent person. This "Agency" in not even checking if the people they work with are solvent or not. They do not check if you have sign a contract or if you are getting your deposit payback.
DO NOT waste your money and time here. Maybe it is more expensive but there are plenty of options out there.
DO NOT RENT WITH HOUSING ANYWHERE
Review by Swampi2 months ago
During my master studies, I decided to take on a summer Erasmus experience in Belgium (July-September 2019). Having an internship in a foreign country is a bit different than going there for studies, and, it was in Brussels, a city which was quite intimidating at first. I was stressed about finding an accommodation and when I first searched on Google, HousingAnywhere appeared in my first seaches.
+++ did not think it was legit - first experience-, but the site had quite comprehensive and explanatory materials, enough to make me see it was not a scam and it could be something great;
+++ it was indeed, other sites I found were not as nice-looking, user-friendly and with such nice accommodation offers;
+++ you could save your favourites (&receive updates on them);
+++ the fact that you could see the profile of the person posting is a plus;
+++ the people posting often have the recognition badge from the site, as good and trusworthy landlords, which creates a feeling of trust;
+++ the chat created an open discussion field, which was monitored and regulated (big plus);
+++ the calendar showing the available time for reting was well appreciated;
+++ HousingAnywhere got in touch with me when they saw I got in contact with one of the people posting, and asked if I needed assistance and if I understood the process, the differences in prices and so on, which was not only reinforcing the feeling of trust, but was also very nice and comforting of them;
+++ the payment is made through the site, which is great (plus the 2 verification days - good idea!);
+++ no bad experiences when reaching the accommodation, all went well;
+++ the site is trying to make understanding foreign destinations easier, by providing extra info;
--- because of the design, sometimes the site was loading slowly (e.g. the nice interactive map, a wrong click, and accommodation offers changed);
--- same issue with the filter, but that might also be because people don't fill in the required data properly;
--- at one point, the site crashed, the offers were not being shown anymore, and I really needed it to work, as I was pressed by time (took a while to fix);
--- should try and explain a bit more how the renting process works in each country individually.
Overall, the people taking care of the site are really nice, and I entirely appreciate their hard work and dedication. I did not find a better site for renting a place in a foreign country, and I am grateful they helped me find my little nice room in Brussels. I actually recommended it to my friends and, hey, definitely convinced my mom it was not a scam. Many thanks to HousingAnywhere team! Claudia
Review by Zlatoje2 months ago
I recently had the chance to use HousingAnywhere and everything went really smoothly. I was relocating from Rotterdam to Den Haag and knowing how competitive the market can be, I managed to find the perfect apartment 4 months in advance. When I got to the apartment, it was exactly like the pictures, and the landlord is amazing, very responsive and really caring about her tenants. She made sure we had new appliances and made sure that we had new bed sheets and extra linen for our cat.
Review by Underground Cornborough3 months ago
They helped me all the time and thanks to them I found a room abroad.
Review by Sussannah Omayan3 months ago
Very professional and useful platform. Extremely helpful for international students and individuals who want to rent/land! Also, customer service is outstanding ;)
Review by ArtM3 months ago
Very safe and easy way to get a room abroad. I had to move to the Netherlands within 5 days and thanks to HousingAnywhere I found an accommodation in 24h. Super safe not to visit the apartment since they transfer the money only 48h after the arrival. Everything was as advertised and the money was transferred 48h after my arrival as promised. I would highly recommend this platform if you're moving abroad! :)
Review by Patrasca3 months ago
I find it very safe and easy to book through HousingAnywhere, as the support team constantly informed me about next steps, and even called to make sure I received the room I booked.
I recommend using HousingAnywhere if you move to a location you never been before.
Review by MrElkont3 months ago
I am renting out my apartments via HousingAnywhere, always good contact and very friendly & positieve.
Review by Rathakrishnan Bloice3 months ago
I find it very safe and easy to book through HousingAnywhere, as the suport team constantly informed me about next steps, and even called to make sure I received the room I booked.
I recommend using HousingAnywhere if you move to a location you never been before.
Review by Ozozozoz3 months ago
This platform is a scam. They will try to convince you that your money is safe until 48hr after moving in. IN REALITY, they asked me to pay a 1000EUR deposit to a foreign account 5 days before moving in. Or guess what? Well of course, my booking would be canceled. Becauae of COMMON SENSE I decided not to do it and had to find another room at the last minute thererby losing my first months rent: more than 800EUR!!!
Review by UlGareth3 months ago
Really easy and simple, safe to book housing, reliable and great in general!
Customer service representatives are really helpful and able to provide solutions when needed!
Overall a great experience, would repeat again 100%
Review by Passway Vioglio3 months ago
Awesome service on their part, thanks!
Review by Annma3 months ago
Reliable service! made finding a home in Rotterdam super easy and the whole process was super transparent :-)
Review by Kritesh4 months ago
I very strongly urge anyone out there considering using HousingAnywhere, to also have their legal ducks in a row before engaging with this company. You will probably pay a deposit after this company assures you that your deposit is safe, because if you're not completely happy with your accommodation, your deposit will be refunded....right? WRONG!! They will con you out of your right to a refund, and hang onto your money that they already have! HousingAnywhere, I have a very long memory, and will continue reminding consumers of the pitfalls of dealing with your company!
Review by Jarmila Kahrman4 months ago
I found exactly what I needed!
I looked for a flat when I went to live in Madrid and I found it quickly. The website helped me with its simplicity and intuitivity, it made the booking very easy.