Rooms can be booked on this site by following several steps:
A.The tenant identifies him/herself on the IKOAB site
The first step is to create your profile on the IKOAB website. You will then have the opportunity to add rooms to your favourites and reserve a room directly online.
B.Select your chosen accommodation by clicking on the tab "Rent".
To book a room, the following information must be provided: your contact details, occupation, date of birth, nationality and passport number or identity card. This information is required in order to secure your accommodation and draw up the lease agreement. It will not, under any circumstances, be used by IKOAB as criteria for refusing a tenant application.
Accommodation cannot be booked for a period of less than 3 months. You are free to choose the initial rental period, provided that this does not exceed 3 years. The lease agreement can be renewed several times, as long as the total lease period does not exceed 3 years. Unless renewed, the rental contract will expire on the originally scheduled date of termination.
C.The tenant is then asked to read the legal documents pertaining to the lease:
- The rental contract ("Hosting contract for shared housing")
- The charter of house-sharing ("Charter of shared housing")
- Incoming inventory of fixtures
The incoming inventory of fixtures is prepared by IKOAB. The tenant acknowledges receipt of the inventory which describes the condition of the private and shared spaces. You then have 15 days from your moving-in date to make any amendments to it. After this deadline, the inventory of fixtures is considered to be definitive and accepted by all parties.
The tenant is asked to acknowledge agreement by signing the relevant documents via the electronic signature system, DocuSign. The electronic signature has the same legal value as a handwritten signature.
You will be able to consult and download your documents in your user space at any time by clicking on the tab "My tenancies".
After checking the accuracy of your personal data one last time, we will ask you to make an advance payment equivalent to one month of the security deposit in order to secure your booking.
In principle, this payment is made immediately and fully at the time of booking. IKOAB accepts the following methods of payment:
The tenant may also choose to pay by direct bank transfer to the property owner's bank account, details of which are included in the contract. Payment must be made within 48 hours of the reservation being confirmed. A valid proof of payment will suffice. If the payment is not made by this deadline, the reservation is automatically cancelled by IKOAB
The reservation will be confirmed by email as soon as possible, within seven calendar days of the reservation being made. Confirmation will be sent to the email address given by the tenant at the time of booking. IKOAB reserves the right to refuse to accept a reservation, particularly if the accommodation is not available or if the personal data given by the applicant proves to be incomplete or inaccurate. IKOAB undertakes to inform the tenant of refusal and explain the reason why.