Why are We the Best Option?

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Satisfaction Guaranteed

We verify all flats to ensure we offer you the best rooms at fair prices

The Best Location

With our search bar, finding the perfect flat next to your campus or workplace couldn't be easier

Real Information

amigoflats regularly visits all of its flats so we can promise that all information published is 100% true

You're Not Alone

Even right up to your last day as an amigoflats tenant, we will continue to give you constant support and will provide resolution to any possible problems that could occur in your flat or with your landlords

The Perfect Flatmates

Our aim is that you live in perfect harmony. That's why we find flatmates who have a similar profile to you

Arrange a visit

We resolve all of your queries before, during and after the reservation process and if you are already in the city, we can organise viewings to whichever flat you are interested in, if you'd like to check it out in person first before reserving

Social Network

You can get to know not just all of your flatmates before your arrival but also all of the tenants in every flat in the amigoflats network... and should you wish you change room or flat, you can!

Fair Contracts

We negotiate and verify all clauses in our given contracts. That way we avoid that any landlord is able to make you sign a misleading contract that isn't in your best interest

Happyerasmus Card

All amigoflats tenants are entitled to the Happyerasmus Premium card... for free! There you'll be sure to make thousands of friends and you will enjoy discounts on the best trips and excursions




amigoflats in four steps

Easy, fast and secure

  • Select your perfect flat

    Do want to live close to your university? Is it one of your main priorities? With our search bar, you can search for flats according to your priorities and will find flats that are within a close proximity to your selected campus or metro line to get you to work or internship easily. Under each flat listing you can also find a list of ALL the university campus' and faculties that are nearby, an overview of the flat's characteristics, the rooms that are available and how much they cost. We know what you are looking for in a flat because we understand your priorities

  • Reserve your favourite room

    amigoflats is NOT an agency. For a limited time only, if you reserves a 10 month contract amigoflats service has a 50% discount. However, for contracts that are for less than 10 months, there is a 150€ service charge. This charge helps us to run our platform and to offer you 24/7 support throughout your entire contract. Reservations are made by paying a downpayment online via Paypal of 150€. This reservation payment is not lost, as it is taken from the first rent payment when you arrive at the flat or when your contract begins

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    The first private social networking site for amigoflats tenants

    Reserve with us now, before you arrive in your new city and relax, knowing that only with amigoflats social network can you get to know the people who will all be coming to this fantastic city to live the same experience as you! With us, you can be sure that you will arrive with a readymade, great group of new friends around you, all ready to experience the best year of their lives! And if whilst using our social network you find your perfect flatmates in another of our flats, only with amigoflats can you change rooms, free of charge!

  • Arrive at the flat and sign the contract with the landlord

    Upon your arrival at the flat, the amigoflats team will assign you a mentor who will be waiting for you at the property, alongside the landlords, to ensure that all areas of the contract are understood and that both parties are happy before the signing of the rental contract. Upon signing the contract, all that's left to do is begin your amazing experience with amigoflats. From this moment, all rent payments, deposits, bills and flat management will be dealt directly with the landlord, without any agents, saving you a lot of time and more importantly, money

  • amigoflats won't leave your side

    Through your mentor, amigoflats will continue to offer you all our help and advice during the duration of your contract, assisting with any queries or problems that you may have. We are here to help!

    Furthermore, all amigoflats tenants enjoy FREE membership to the Happy Erasmus Premium card

  • Welcome to the best year of your life!

The Reservation Process

Find your flat

Select your contract duration, choose your favourite room and flat and click on "Reserve room"

Reserve a room

Select the contract duration, your approximate arrival and departure dates and fill out the reservation form

Pay via PayPal

The faster and safer way to make a payment online. We will send you a confirmation email with details of your reservation and your amigoflats login

Contrats in amigoflats

5 month contracts


From 01/09/2019 to 25/02/2020
(Autumn Semester)

From 25/01/2017 to 30/06/2020
(Spring Semester)

10 month contracts


From 01/09/2019 to 30/06/2020
(Whole academic year)

01/09/2019
Start of contract
(Autumn Semester or Whole academic year)
25/01/2020
Start of contract
(Spring Semester)
30/06/2020
End of contract
5 month contract
5 month contract
10 month contract

Example 5 month contract

Bills NOT included


Room Price : 200€ + 35€ utility bills


Upon your arrival and signing of the contract, you'll pay:

235€ : Deposit (Equal to 1 months rent + Bills)

200€ : Rent (01/09/2019 - 01/10/2019)

35€ : Utility bills (01/09/2019 - 01/10/2019)

150€ : Online reservation

= 370€ : Total to pay

October200€ 35€
November200€ 35€
December200€ 35€
January200€ 35€
25th January Check-out:
200€ Refund of deposit
/ Utility bills (refund or payment)

Example 10 month contract

Bills NOT included


Room Price : 200€ + 35€ utility bills


Upon your arrival and signing of the contract, you'll pay:

235€ : Deposit (Equal to 1 months rent + Bills)

200€ : Rent (01/09/2019 - 01/10/20169

35€ : Utility bills (01/09/2019- 01/10/2019)

150€ : Online reservation

= 370€ : Total to pay

October200€ 35€
November200€ 35€
December200€ 35€
January200€ 35€
February200€ 35€
March200€ 35€
April200€ 35€
May200€ 35€
June200€ 35€
30th June Check-out:
200€ Refund of deposit
/ Utility bills (refund or payment)




AVERAGE COST OF BILLS IN A SHARED FLAT

General rules in amigoflats



Bills paid by tenants

Tenants

The responsible consumption of all basic utilities falls on the flatmates. The basic utilities in a flat are: Water, Electricity, Gas and Internet

Two options



All bills included


In this system, the landlord has included the cost of all utility bills in the room rental price. In order to ensure a responsible consumption by all tenants, the owner pays the first 10€ per tenant per month of each monthly utility bill


Example taken from a flat with 5 tenants: 10€ x 5 tenants = 50€/month. This means that the landlord pays the first 50€ in each utility per month. That´s 50€ in electricity, 50€ in water, 50€ in gas and 50€ in internet. If you spend more than this on any of the utilities, then the excess is split between all the tenants in the flat. If the bills are bimonthly (one bill that arrives every two months), then the landlord will put the double, in this instance, 100€

Bills NOT Included


This is amigoflats favourite method as it is the fairest and most transparent. The tenant pays 35€/month for utility bills (water, electricity, gas and internet):


If the tenants' consumption of bills is less than 35€/month: The landlord will return any excess money at the end of the semester

If the tenants' consumption of bills is more than 35€/month: The tenant will pay the excess owed at the end of the semester



Examples

Real information for bills over 10 months

All bills included

10€ x 4 tenants = the landlord pays the first 40€ of each utility bill
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Bills NOT included

Tenant pays +35€ per month to cover cost of utility bills
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Bills paid by landlords

The Landlord

The landlord already has the utilities contracted for the flat in their name. This saves you the time, effort and money of having to set up your own supplies and contracts. The landlord will also periodically inform their tenants of their usage and expenditure so that they can view and control your consumption

The following bills are ALWAYS paid by the landlord:

Community building bills

Bills for the maintenance, lighting and cleaning of communal areas as well as building administration costs (which are included in the bill of monthly neighbour community costs)

Taxes

IBI 'El Impuesto sobre Bienes Inmuebles'(a Spanish property tax). This is a tax that is charged to all properties and is controlled by local governments. The average cost of this tax per year in Spain is 700€ per year

Home insurance

Home insurance that covers all constructive and structural elements of the property

Home repairs

All necessary repairs to basic installations in the flat (repairs to the electric system, tubes and pipes, blinds etc) as well as repairs due to general wear and tear of electrical appliances (for example: fridge, oven, boiler etc) and furnitures (beds, study desks etc) will be paid by the landlord, so long as there has been no foul play or lack of care taken by the tenant


Frequently asked questions

Our rooms are specifically for students and young adults who, for work or study reasons, come to live in our fantastic city and who wish to have an incredible multicultural experience by living with people from different countries and cultures, all of whom have similar profiles and are similar in age and occupation. We only allow people between the ages of 18 and 30 (approx.), who are coming to our city to study, to work or to do some sort of related activity to live in our flats. Living with people who have the same profile as you means that you´ll be sure to have an unforgettable and unique experience

Welcome to the best year of your life!

Live the multicultural experience with amigoflats

No. amigoflats is a free service and for a limited time only,if your contract is for 10 months or longer, the 100€ paid at the time of reserving is discounted from the amount left pending to pay when you arrive at the flat and sign your contract with the landlord. With this option, you do not lose any of your money, it is returned to you 100%

Yes. If your reservation is for less than 10 months, you'll also pay at the time of reserving an additional 100€ service charge (200€ in total) which helps us to cover the costs of our platform and to be able to continue offering you 24/7 support throughout your entire contract. When you arrive the flat and sign the contract with the landlord, the 100€ reservation payment will be discounted from the amount you need to pay, but the 100€ service charge will not

If before arriving in the flat and signing your contract with the landlord you decide to change your contract duration:
- If you change your contract from 10 months to 5 months, instead of deducting the 100€ reservation payment from the total you have to pay upon arrival, it shall be kept by amigoflats to cover the service charge costs for contracts that are 10 months or shorter
- If you change your contract from 5 months to 10 months, instead of charging you the 100€ service charge, this, alongside the 100€ reservation payment also paid at the time of booking (200€ in total), will be discounted from the total you have to pay upon arrival (10 month contract promotion available for a limited time only)

Reservations can be cancelled up to one month before your contract start date. The amigoflats service fee is non-refundable. If you have reserved for 10 months or shorter, the 100€ reservation payment will be returned to you only (200€ - 100€ = 100€ returned). If you have reserved for 10 months or longer, the 100€ paid at the time of booking in concept of the reservation payment will be kept by amigoflats to cover the service costs (100€-100€ = 0€ returned)

Yes. Although amigoflats guarantees that the information published corresponds fully to how the flat and room really are by personally visiting the flats periodically, if in some extreme case this were to happen, your entire reservation payment (and the amigoflats service charge for 10 month or shorter contracts) would be refunded to you and we would help you to find another flat for free of charge, regardless of which contract you were to choose

Yes. You can change flats for free of charge, so long as you have not yet signed the contract with the landlord. If you would like to change rooms in the same flat that you have already reserved a room in, then there is no problem, so long as the new room is still available and no one has already reserved it for the same period

We only allow one reservation change per tenant. To request a change to your reservation, you just have to send us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. expressing the change you would like to make. It couldn't be easier!

Yes. This situation is only applicable to 10 month contracts. With this option, you would not lose any money from the reservation and 100% of the 100€ reservation payment would be discounted from the first 5 contract you sign

To enjoy this option, you would have to make two reservations before your initial contract begins

PayPal is our reservation payment platform and is the fastest and safest way to make payments online. You can easily pay your reservation with a debit/credit card or from your bank account. PayPal charges a 5€ service cost per reservation which is much cheaper than it would be to make an international bank transfer. Transfers from America to Europe, for example, are pretty expensive and can cost you anything up to 50€!

Why do we use PayPal?
- PayPal is safe: PayPal securely stores your financial details and protects them with security and the market's leading fraud prevention systems. Also, your financial details are NEVER shared with amigoflats
- PayPal is flexible: You choose how you pay, by debit/credit card or with your bank account

The contracts are signed between the landlord and the tenant. With amigoflats, someone from the team will accompany you to the signing of the contract to resolve any queries that you may have and that may arise in this moment

amigoflats negotiates and validates all clauses in the contract that you will sign with the landlord to make sure that you are not made to sign anything that is not in your interest and to ensure that you are signing a real, legal document that guarantees you a right to stay in the flat for the stipulated time, something that, unfortunately, happens on far too frequently with other careless landlords. amigoflats wants everything to be quick and easy for you, thats why we handle this side of things so that your arrival to the city and move in to your chosen flat can be as simple and as problem-free as possible

In amigoflats, there are two possible contracts available:
1) 5 month contract: (1st September to 31 January) and (1st February to 30th June)
2) 10 month contract: (1st September to 30th June)

Contracts that are for less than 5 months are only available if at the end of the months of September and February, there are still some free rooms available. The last day of the contract cannot be changed and you can choose between either the 31st January or the 30th June, depending on your needs

Yes.

If your original contract end date is the 31st January and your room has not yet been reserved for the following semester, you can extend your contract by another 5 months until the 30th June

If your original contract end date is the 30th June, you can extend your contract for periods of 2 weeks at a time, so long as there are rooms available for the requested period

No: If your contract starts on the 1st February, it is NOT possible to arrive sooner. However, if your chosen room is available as the old flatmate has already left, then there is no problem in you moving in a few days early. In any case, we can always offer you an alternative accommodation in another place for these days or weeks prior to you moving into your chosen room and flat (service only available for those with a room reserved with amigoflats)

Yes: If your contract starts on the 1st September, you can move in a few days or even weeks before, provided that there are rooms available. Valencia in August is a great time to come and enjoy its incredible beaches and sunshine :)

Yes. It's not a problem if you'd like to arrive 1 or 2 days after the official contract start date, but if you arrive later than this date, you should make a payment to the landlord for the amount owed the day the contract starts (the first rent payment + deposit - reservation payment)

Yes. amigoflats is committed to offering you the utmost transparency right from even before a reservation is made with us. This is why we promise that in the month leading up to your rental contract begins, we will make the contracts available for you to access via the tenants private area of the website, so you can see an exact copy of the contract you will sign with the landlord, before you actually have to sign it. Remember, we are here to help you with any queries that you may have with it

In some cases this is possible, so long as you move to another amigoflats flat. Just ask us and we'll let you know your options if you find yourself in this situation

Yes. All contracts have a deposit that is equal to one month's rent. If your room costs 200€ + 35€ in utility bills, then the deposit is 200€. The deposit is to be paid directly to the landlord when you sign the contract with them upon your arrival at the flat. They will keep hold of it until the end of your contract when it will be completely returned to you, so long as everything is in order, as stipulated in your contract

One of the advantages of reserving with amigoflats is that we intermediate between the landlord and the tenant to resolve all possible problems throughout the duration of your contract. We will always make sure that the landlord returns all of your deposit to you if you have a right to it

No. The deposit cannot be used as payment for the last months rent. The deposit can however be used to pay the excess charges produced in utility bills for water, electricity, gas and internet at the end of your contract

Yes. It is important to note that there certain situations in which it is stipulated in the contract that you would have your deposit forfeited. These are:
- If you do not fulfil your commitment to staying in the flat (break your contract) or if you do not pay the rent
- If you do not respect the neighbours relaxation time from 10pm (22h) to 8am (08h)
- If you do not take care of the flat and its furnishings or if you vandalise the flat or the community building
- If you break anything in the flat through wrong use or by lack of care

Yes. When you have completed your reservation and you have received the confirmation email from us, we will send you a login so that you can make your profile, which you will be able to access once its been validated. If you do not have a reservation made with us, you will not be able to access our social network since it is a private network, intended for just members of our amigoflats tenants community. Even landlords don't have any access to it. Also, there you will be able to get to know ex-amigoflats tenants too, who you can feel free to contact to ask any queries or questions you may have and whose tales of their experience may be of great use to you

If you have still not made a reservation with us, in the listing for each flat and by clicking on the Quick Info button, you will find a table with all the information about those who have already reserved a room in that particular flat. You will be able to see which rooms they have reserved, the duration of their contract, their sex (male or female) and the flag showing which country they are from

Yes. Although amigoflats guarantees that 100% of the information published is correct, if you are already in the city or have a friend who you would like to visit the flat for you, you can visit the flat that you like, whenever you like; we will organise a viewing for you. To do so you just have to contact us via Whatsapp on the telephone number +34 694 42 40 21. It couldn't be easier!

Yes. amigoflats wants you to contact your future flatmates once you have made your reservation with us, that's why we have created the first private social network for future and ex tenants alike. There, you will be able to get to know your future flatmates and also all other amigoflats tenants. Make friends and get to know people so that when you arrive in our city, you woll already have a great big group of friends who are ready to share this amazing experience with you... and if during the process you realise you have found your ideal flatmates in another amigoflats flat, then you can change places, no hassle

If you have still not made a reservation with us, in the advert for each flat and by clicking on the Quick Info button, you will find a table with all the information listed about those who have already reserved a room in that flat. You will be able to see which rooms they have reserved, the duration of their contract, their sex (male or female) and the flag showing where they are from

No. In ALL amigoflats flats, all of these services are already contracted and are in perfect working order. The landlord has all the utilities already contracted in his name, saving you the time and effort of contracting them yourselves and money, as many utility companies charge a high entrance fee to be paid when new services are taken out. The landlord supervises your consumption of these bills and will periodically tell you how much you are spending so you can keep on top of how much you are consuming

All properties have other bills that have to be paid. At amigoflats we have previously negotiated with the landlords so that this bills are NOT paid by the tenants, that they are instead paid by the landlord. These are: bills for the neighbours building community, taxes, maintenence repairs and home insurance

Aside from studying and working, we are young people who just want to have fun. We always say that with a little bit of common sense, anything can be done. amigoflats is however very strict on certain aspects, such as:
- If you don't respect the neighbours relaxation time from 10pm (22h) to 8am (08h) Monday to Sunday
- If any local government laws regarding noise levels are broken and the police has to come to the flat to report you
- If the communal living and fair usage of items rules are not obeyed

Doing any of the above could lead to you losing your deposit and/or your expulsion from the flat

Yes. You are away from home so of course we understand it is normal for you to have guests and that they will stay with you in the flat for a few days. Beforehand you must check with your flatmates to see if they are OK with you having a visitor, as you need the consent of all flatmates to be able to have them stay

If the guest is staying for a prolonged period of time, acts against the flat's communal living rules or acts badly with your flatmates, then they are in their right to report this behaviour and your guest will have to leave the flat immediately

As a general rule, the answer is NO. Our rooms are for individual use only

It is possible however that certain flats accept two people staying in the same room. You can find out if your chosen flat allows this option quite simply but clicking on the Quick Info button which will show you all the characteristics of the flat. This button can be found in the flat's listing and on the list of flats displayed after having made a specific search. If a flat shows the following information: Max. People = 4 and Bedrooms = 4, for example, then this flat would NOT allow couples, as each tenant with a contract has their own room

- In the communal areas smoking is NOT allowed unless you have the permission of ALL of your flatmates. Out of courtesy and for the health of those who are around you, it's much better if you go outside onto the balcony to smoke
- Smoking is permitted inside your own bedroom

No. The cleaning and order of the flat is the responsibility of all flatmates. All those with reservation commit by contract to maintain the flat tidy and clean, to clean anything and any space after using it and to participate in the cleaning tasks alongside all their flatmates. If you find it necessary, we can provide a cleaning rota, that is fairly split with tasks for each flatmate to complete to help you to keep cleaning under control

Optionally, if you need extra help with this task, then we can hire a cleaning professional to go to the flat periodically, but this has an extra cost

All those who have a reservation made with amigoflats have FREE Happyeramsus premium card membership in their city. With Happyerasmus, you will be able to get to know a whole host of people who are of a similar age and profile to you as well as enjoying the incredible adventures that they organise with different cultural activities, tourist trips throughout the whole of Spain and abroad (such as trips to Morocco and Portugal) and a load of nightlife options to help see that your experience in the city is an unforgettable and unique one