Our vision: A rental market, where transparency, trust and security are no longer dependent on personal presence!


Nice to meet you, we are Flattrust

Flattrust is a young start-up, motivated by the mission to create better renting experience for students in leading cities as Maastricht, Cologne, Bonn, Munich and Aachen.

We were students ourselves in the cities and used to experience a variety of problems raised when searching for a suitable and affordable room/apartment, including scammers, fake address, dirty, overpriced rooms, poor-conditioned apartments, bad landlords with unclear contracts,. and many more. Therefore, our founder Philip Kaulen, started Flattrust as a service for apartment searching and checking, with a view to make these problems solved, or at least, reduced.

Our searching and checking service would be helpful for international students who are coming to the cities, living far away and haven’t had much knowledge about housing in the area. We perform the service with care and responsibility, prioritize the needs and desire of customers. Because, overall, helping them find a perfect home and achieving their satisfaction is what matters most to our company.

How it all started

The story from our founder:

The development of the concept “Flattrust” started during the hot summer of 2014. I was about to start my studies at Maastricht University and, like everyone else, I was searching for a room. After some online research I found a few that seemed interesting to me. Since I lived less than 1 hour away from Maastricht, I just scheduled a few viewings for the next week to take a look at those rooms. What I experienced during these viewings was shocking. Out of 5 rooms only one looked similar to the pictures and descriptions online. The remaining ones were in a really scary condition.

Now since I found my room, I was fine then. However, during my studies I met so many people that lived in bad apartments, only waiting until their contracts run out, so they can move out. These were all people, who didn’t live close to Maastricht and therefore didn’t have the opportunity to visit these apartments. They had to rely on the photos and details provided by the landlord.

This is when I decided that this market urgently needs a change!


Now, Flattrust is already a small team, motivated to help people and make a change!

We have a belief that “Only students know students best”. Thus, our team consists of dynamic and motivated students and graduates who share aligned goals, have great experience in housing for years and are ready here to help you.

  • Philip
  • Jan
  • Daniil
  • Jenny
  • Scott