In Brussels, housing intended to be rented to university or high school students is called kots (French) or koten (Dutch).
According to article 4 of the tax regulation on second homes (PDF, 341.33 KB) (where the occupant is not registered at the population register of the City), students who live in a student room do not have to pay a tax for that.
On the other hand, the tax regulation on a furnished accommodation (PDF, 340.51 KB) says that people who let this accommodation need to pay a tax.
Finding student rooms
The universities and high schools in Brussels can be contacted:
- because they have their own student housing
- or because they centralize the offers of student rooms by private individuals and inform about the conditions and the manners of the rent
Infor Jeunes and Brik
The French-language Infor Jeunes network has a database of student rooms (including online) and has a service that gives more information about renting a student room.
The Brik association offers information about the Dutch-language universities and high schools in Brussels. It has an online database of 'koten' MyKot and gives information about renting student rooms.