I-housing is an online technology platform, enabling landlords and tenants to interact and transact. The platform is a easy to use and allows tenants to find the best properties in a growing number of cities worldwide. The platform allows homeowners to efficiently rent, manage and monitor their properties.
I-housing was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. i-housing was founded as a result of personal frustration by the founder while studying abroad. Finding the right property was a challenge and the process was intransparent and he was exposed to (financial) risks. i-housing’s mission is to become the leading online housing rental platform offering both the homeowner and the tenant an efficient and secure place to transact.
This is our story:
I-Housing was founded in May 2016. The founder started the company after he had personally experienced a negative side effect of renting in a foreign city.
Moving to a city that you do not know at all brings a lot of risks and concerns:
- Who do I rent it from?
- Is it a nice neighborhood?
- Can I trust that I will get what I see from the apartment?
- Whats the best way te get around town?
- Do I have to purchase household goods and register for utilities, and where to find them?
- What happens when I check-out, and will I be returned my deposit?
These are just some issues that arise when people move to an unknown city in the world, and can become the recourse of bigger problems.
The brother of the founder had to face these issues as well when he went to live in London for six months. He managed to solve the first two issues, and lived in a very nice neighborhood, just five minutes by foot from his university.
However, the last issue was not taken into account and when he left London to return to Amsterdam, the landlord simply vanished from the face of the earth without retuning the deposit which was 4.291,- GBP in total! (Thats 6.000,- euro's pre-Brexit)
When the founder went to Live and study in London one and a half year later, his mission was to finish school and help his brother by returning the full amount of deposit. He managed to successfully return the money, and that’s where the concept struck the founders mind!
“I want to create a network of trusted landlords whom I know, so that people like me and my brother will not have to deal with these issues anymore and can safely rent a place from the other side of the world!”
I-Housing.org is an online housing platform, which offers students and expats properties in different cities, and provides the customer with information that even the local people in a given city do not know!