RentsWatch

RentsWatch is a service that gathers and visualises the rental prices across Europe in real-time. An interactive web app processes the gathered information, offering users chart cards and other data visualization and comparisons.

The data obtained can be used in many ways for web and TV reports on socially relevant issues such as housing, gentrification and rental prices. In the long term the result is a reliable source of live information for editors, which contributes permanently to secure the quality of journalism.

Project news

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Our video explains, what it's all about.

The team behind RentsWatch

Nicolas Kayser-Bril
studied business, is a self-taught developer, and has been one of the first people in Europe to recognise and use the synergies between journalism and programming.

Anne-Lise Bouyer
studied information science in Toulon.

Pierre Romera
is developer and professor at the SciencesPo in Paris.

Funding

RentsWatch was funded by the MIZ-Babelsberg within the framework of the innovation funding for students and start-ups. The term of the promotion was seven months.