As a tenant of KI Housing, you are expected to take good care of your apartment/room and its furniture, our common areas and the building. You are also expected to show respect to your neighbors, flat mates and corridor mates. Below we have listed our rules and regulations that you as a tenant must follow and refer to.
All accommodation areas should be quiet between 22:00-07:00 on weekdays or between 22:00-08:00 on weekends and public holidays. There are to be no parties or gatherings that can disturb the neighbors in the surrounding corridors or buildings during this time.
Tenants are responsible for their own conduct as well as for their guests.
Smoking is not allowed in our rooms and apartments, nor in the common areas. Smoking is only allowed outdoors (ashtrays should be used). Any cost of restoring or cleaning the room from cigarette smell will be charged to the tenant.
Pets are not allowed in any of our accommodation areas.
Corridors, staircases and entrances
The tenant is not allowed to keep any personal items (such as bicycles, shoes, bottles, garbage bags etc.) outside the apartment/room in the common corridor. Objects must not either be blocking entrances or staircases. This is for fire safety reasons and according to Swedish law.
Keep the doors closed
Make sure that the front door closes behind you when you go in and out of the corridor and/or building to make it more difficult for burglars and uninvited guests to enter.
It is forbidden to flush down objects, which could block up the drains of the toilets or to empty cooking oil, coffee grounds, etc. in the kitchen sink.
Remember to close the windows when leaving your apartment/room in order to minimize the risk of burglaries and sudden rainfall that can cause water damage to the window or furnishings in the room.
In case of vermin infestation (bedbugs, cockroaches, rats, ants etcetera), tenants are obligated to contact KI Housing immediately. Make sure you do not spread the vermin to any other room, by moving furniture, clothes or bed linen.
Pest control is free of charge and will not cost you anything.
No second hand furniture in the room/apartment
All KI Housing rooms and apartments are fully-furnished. To minimize the risk of vermin, it is not allowed to bring any second hand furniture to the room/apartment.
The managing director or a deputy must be allowed to enter the apartment/room when on duty.
Inspection – shared apartments
The KI Housing staff will enter the apartment to make an inspection of the flat mate’s room/apartment after departure. Note that current tenants will not be informed about exactly when the inspection will take place. However, the inspection is usually made within one week after the departure of the former tenant. The KI Housing staff always rings the doorbell first. If no one opens the door, KI Housing will enter the apartment with the key.
Objects left behind after a tenant’s departure will be disposed off.
Code of conduct
Everyone using our common areas is responsible for keeping them clean and leaving them in good order after use.
If you are staying in a student dorm with shared kitchen facilities, you must have the following things in mind when using the common kitchen:
• Leave the place as you want to find it yourself!
• If there are many tenants in the kitchen – make your food, clean after yourself and leave your space for the next tenant as fast as you can.
• Never take anyone else’s food without asking.
General cleaning instructions – kitchen
Every tenant should have the routine to clean the kitchen after use to ensure it stays a hygienic environment for you (and your flat/corridor mate).
Below you find some cleaning instructions to refer to:
• Wash all dishes that you use and do not leave them lying in the sink or elsewhere.
• Do not leave any leftovers or junk lying in the sink because this could attract vermin like cockroaches.
• If you have used the stove, oven or microwave – wipe off after use.
• Clean up any spills and leftovers on tables and countertops etcetera.
• Clean your space in the fridge with soap and water occasionally.
• Make sure you throw away any items that look like they might have passed their use by date.
• Always keep your food containers sealed.
Broken light bulbs
Broken light bulbs are to be replaced by the tenant. New bulbs can be bought in any grocery shop. Bulbs that are already broken when you move in must be reported within two days after your arrival.
All tenants are obligated to throw their own waste and to sort their garbage according to the guidelines. Follow the rules for the disposal of garbage for your area and leave your garbage in the respective containers.
Waste-bags with household waste must be securely tied so that they do not leak and cause a bad smell. They must not be placed in the stairwell but be placed in the assigned garbage room. Never put your household waste outside the container since it can attract rats and other vermin.
Glass bottles, paper and plastic are to be separated from the regular household waste and placed in the assigned containers. All accommodation areas have some sort of waste separation in order to minimize the negative effect on the environment.
For instructions about how to sort your garbage, see the waste separation guidelines below.
Code of conduct when sharing an apartment
Tenants sharing an apartment must be considerate and respect each other and the facilities. For most people it is a question of common sense. It can however be helpful with common rules to refer to:
• Good manners is important when sharing an apartment with another tenant. Be nice and keep a good attitude to your flat mate. Both verbal and in text.
• Remember that everyone is different and has other habits. When sharing an apartment with another tenant, you may need to be prepared to adapt your habits and compromise.
• All accommodation areas should be quiet between 22-07 on weekdays and between 22-08 on weekends. There are to be no parties that can disturb your flat mate or neighbors during this time.
• Never take your flat mate’s food.
• Keep the kitchen and bathroom clean. For example, remove any hair in the shower drain or wash basin.
• Empty the garbage bins regularly.
• At last but not least, always think of leaving the shared facilities as you want to find them yourself!
Remember to inform/ask your flat mate first if you:
• Want to have guests staying over-night.
• Want to invite friends. When you arrive home after a long day, the last thing you might want is to encounter people you do not know and had not expected in your home.
Waste separation guidelines
In units for household/domestic waste you can throw waste that is generated in the household and what is left after you have separated your metal, plastic, cardboard, electrical, bulky and hazardous waste etcetera.
In units for metal packaging you can throw emptied and dry metal packaging such as beverage cans, tin cans, aluminum trays and foil, bottle caps and lids.
Remember to rinse the packaging and squash it before throwing it.
Please note that you receive a refund at the grocery store for most types of drinking cans bought in Sweden.
In the units for glass containers you can throw recyclable glass containers like empty bottles and jars.
Please be extremely careful when throwing to avoid breaking the glass so that colored and uncolored glass can be separated when emptying the units.
Please do not throw any ceramics or porcelain items, light bulbs, fluorescent lights or mirrors in these containers.
In units for cardboard you can throw packaging that consists at least 50% of paper such as milk cartons, cereal boxes, pizza cartons, egg boxes and paper bags etcetera.
Please empty the box and fold it together before throwing it into the cardboard recycling unit.
Please make sure that you do not throw magazines and papers in this bin!
Paper, newspapers and magazines
Please make sure that you do not throw envelopes and post-it notes in this container. They must be put in the household garbage since the glue can destroy the paper machines when recycling the paper.
In units for plastic waste you can throw plastic packaging such as plastic bottles, plastic trays and plastic bags etcetera.
Remember to rinse the packaging with cold water before throwing it!
Please note that you receive a refund at the grocery store for most types of drinking bottles bought in Sweden.
Bulky waste is waste from your household that is left after you have separated everything. It can be items that are hazardous, that do not fit into the waste bag or for some other reason should not be put in the household waste for example furniture, books, ceramics and clothes etcetera.
Broken light bulbs
Broken light bulbs are to be replaced by the tenant. New bulbs can be bought in any grocery shop.
It is important that you do not throw your broken light bulbs in the regular household waste. There is usually a certain bin for broken light bulbs at the recycling station.
Please make sure that you do not throw batteries in the household waste since its content is hazardous. There is usually a certain bin for old batteries at the recycling station.
It is important that you do not throw any medicine into the household waste.
If you have some leftover medication, please bring it back to the pharmacist and they will take care of it.