Due to corona virus restrictions, I am not sure if I can make it to Stockholm to move in when my contract with KI Housing begins. Can I postpone the starting date of my contract?

You cannot postpone the starting date of your contract. You need to contact KI Housing to cancel your contract and submit a new application to KI Housing when you know for sure what date you will be coming.

What actions does KI Housing take in order to reduce the risk for spreading the virus?

KI Housing has an ongoing communication with Folkhälsomyndigheten and follow all guidelines provided.

The current guidelines provided by Folkhälsomyndigheten are the following:

– All tenants are recommended to keep a good hand hygiene and to regularly wash their hands with soap and water (minimum 30 seconds). Soap and alcohol-based hand rub are provided in the KI Housing corridors at Jägargatan and Pax.
– Clean common areas often. Daily cleaning is provided at Jägargatan, where tenants share bathroom as well as kitchen. In all other areas tenants are themselves responsible for cleaning. To encourage regularly cleaning of the corridors, extra cleaning material has been provided in our student housing corridors (in our SSSB corridors, extra cleaning equipment has been provided by SSSB) as the recommendations provided are to keep the common areas as clean as possible.
– Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
– Avoid touching your face.

What can I as a corridor/flat mate do to help others?

KI Housing encourages you to help each other as much as possible as we believe that this is a time when we all have a reason to come together and help each other.

If anyone in the corridor is feeling ill, a good suggestion might be to offer your help to go to the grocery store or cook for example so that the tenant who is feeling ill can limit the visits in the common areas.

KI Housing has created a Facebook group called “KI Housing friends” where we encourage you to post an add if you would like to help other tenants feeling ill. It can also be a forum where you as a KI Housing tenant can post an add and request for help if needed (for example go shopping).

I am feeling unwell and might need medical assistance. How and where can I get it?

Call 1177 if your condition worsens greatly or if you develop breathing difficulties even at rest. A nurse will then guide you to the appropriate care at the appropriate place. Always call 112 for life threatening conditions.

The healthcare advice line 1177 is offered in English around the clock.

If you understand Swedish, we ask you to make the following self-test first before contacting 1177.

Almost all news are in Swedish, how can we get updated information about the corona virus situation in English?

KI Housing advise you to check the actual information on the website of Folkhälsomyndigheten and MSB. On their websites you will find official information from the authorities in English.

Will I get my deposit back after departure?

If you have paid a deposit upon arrival, the deposit will be refunded to you after departure if the keys are returned on time and the final inspection is approved.

Please note that your deposit will not be returned automatically. You need to submit the online deposit reclaim form at this link within two months after the day of your departure.

When we have received the correct information (please see the alternatives below) your deposit will be returned within one month.

For further information about the deposit return, we refer to the information at this link.

What needs to be done before I go home?

If you will be moving out on short notice, the tenant has the responsibility to clean the room/apartment and return the keys before departure.

We ask you to follow the checklist below:

1. Send an email to info@kihousing.se in order to terminate your contract.
2. Follow the departure instructions at this link.
3. Submit a deposit reclaim form at this link.
4. Even if your stay with us was shorter than expected, we ask you to answer our accommodation questionnaire to let us know what you think of our accommodation. Links to the accommodation questionnaires can be found at this link.

Will I be charged any penalty fee for cancelling the contract earlier due to the corona situation?

You will not be charged any penalty fee for cancelling the contract earlier.

Normally, the notice time is one month for cancelling a contract during the time of lease.

 Because of the current situation, KI and KI Housing have decided that tenants who cancel their contracts earlier to go home in April because of cancelled studies or work will have to pay rent only for two weeks from the date when the request for cancelling a contract was sent.  These terms will apply from March 25 until further notice.

I need to go home earlier because of the current situation. Can I cancel my contract earlier?

Yes, you can cancel your contract earlier.

If you need/want to return home because of the current situation, we ask you to send an email to info@kihousing.se as soon as possible.

Page manager: Louise Richardson