National Students' Union
Are there bikes and empty bottles blocking the emergency exit? Are you paying hundreds of euros for a broom cupboard? The National Students' Union has started its annual check-your-room tour. The union will be criss-crossing the country with a small replica student room to draw attention to the issues of fire safety and reasonable rents. Students can go to checkjekamer.nl to see how safe their house really is in the event of a fire. Do the occupants switch off electrical equipment when it is not in use or is it put on stand-by? What kind of fire-fighting equipment is available? They can also check they are not paying too much rent in proportion to the floor area.