This is the story of a real-estate agency (LVI IMMO) whose only aim was to make money out of the students/ interns without giving anything on exchange. The story of a greedy housing manager whose only purpose was to have the pockets filled with money. Finally, the story of buildings where proper human conditions are totally absence.
As long as there is no money to fill her pockets, our beloved housing manager does not come to face the problems. No worries, the day I leave the building (23, rue traversiere) she will be here to try to get as much from your deposit as possible. She will find the minimum sport of dirt in your wall to charge you.
It is the third house I live if Brussels. Normally, as it is normal, landlords treat buildings as business. In reality, it is what it is but in this case is quite exagerated.
Actually, we do not have hot water, nor heating, nor proper internet, common areas are cleaned once a month, the kitchen is disgusting.....Where is the housing manager??? is she here to face the problems??? No, she is not. She will probably say that if we would like a technician to come we should pay it ourselves (same happened with the internet).
Try to avoid this problems. Come visit a room prior to renting and avoid greedy landlords!
Wish you a nice stage in Brussels