The objective of these rules is to create a good living environment and enhance the wellbeing of our residents
Living does not only mean having a roof over your head, paying your rent, making use of the Student Welfare Organisation’s services, being a passive consumer and a spectator in your living environment.
Living means to socialise, participate, influence, help and take responsibility.
Living means enjoying life
- Peace and quiet
Respect each other’s right to work in peace, and be considerate to your fellow residents.
It should be quiet in the student housing and at the property in general from 11pm (23:00) on weekdays and midnight (24:00) on weekends. Any noise, including the playing of music, must not be a nuisance to other residents at any time. Each resident is responsible for the behaviour of their guests. If you plan to have overnight guests for several days at a time, you must notify the Landlord and in addition inform the residents with whom you share common areas.
- Washing and drying of clothes
All washing and drying of clothes should take place in the laundry provided by the Landlord. Drying clothes in your apartment creates a lot of dampness, which in turn leads to a poor indoor climate. Consequently, we encourage you to dry your clothes in the clothes dryer at the laundry. You are not permitted to install your own washing machine/clothes dryer. Exceptions to this rule are the apartments where outlets have been installed for this purpose.
Tenants are responsible for cleaning and tidying their own apartment or studio apartment/bedsit. Tenants are also obliged to cooperate with the other users to keep any common areas (bathrooms, corridors, etc.) clean. In cases where several tenants share a bathroom, those concerned should follow the schedule of who has responsibility for the cleaning each week.J
Common kitchen, lounge and corridors:
Each tenant shall clean and tidy the communal kitchen and any common areas after use. All kitchen utensils, cutlery, etc. shall be placed in the respective cupboards and drawers. Tenants shall also keep their kitchen cupboard/drawer and space in the fridge/freezer, clean and tidy.
Everyone is responsible for ensuring that rubbish is properly sorted in accordance with the current recycling guidelines, and that it is emptied daily and placed in the rubbish container.
In cases where there are multiple users, a schedule shall be set up showing who has responsibility for cleaning each week. The main tasks include keeping the rubbish cupboard clean and tidy, washing the floor, cleaning the ventilator, washing the fronts of the kitchen fittings, refrigerator and freezer and washing the stove/oven. If you will away in the week you are responsible for cleaning, it’s your responsibility to swap internally.
The Student Welfare Organisation will conduct regular inspections of common areas. In cases of inadequate cleaning, the tenants concerned will be given an opportunity to clean properly. If on the next inspection the cleaning is still found to be inadequate, the Student Welfare Organisation will arrange cleaning of the common areas at the tenants’ expense.
- Cooking of food
- Don’t let your dinner take care of itself. Stay in or near the kitchen when you are cooking hot meals.
- Make it a habit to turn off the hotplate/oven immediately after use.
- This is for your own safety and the safety of your fellow residents J
Permanent fixtures must not be moved. Furniture that is in the student housing should not be removed. Tenants are not permitted to put screws/nails in the walls.
- Electrical appliances
Electrical appliances such as refrigerators and freezers, microwave ovens, ovens, coffee machines, kettles and rice cookers, etc. should not be used in studio apartments/bedsits – only in the communal kitchen. This is mainly due to the risk of electrical faults and thus fire in these appliances. Moreover, the electrical system is not designed for the extra load these appliances create.
Tenants shall pay for and swap light sources (bulbs, etc.) in their studio apartment/bedsit or apartment. The Student Welfare Organisation has responsibility for this in common areas.
Tenants are not permitted to use electrical appliances such as engine block heaters outside by running extension cords from the student housing.
- Fire protection
When many people live together, it’s extremely important to consider safety and fire protection!
Removing or covering fire detectors is strictly forbidden. If suspicion arises that something is wrong with the fire protection equipment in the building, the Student Welfare Organisation has the right to unlock and enter the student housing without prior notice. The removal/covering of fire detectors will incur a fee. Refer to the Price list for supplementary services.
You are responsible for familiarising yourself with the fire safety instructions as well as the evacuation plan for the building in which you live. It’s important that you notify the Student Welfare Organisation if you discover any faults concerning the fire safety, e.g. if you notice that a fire extinguisher has been removed, etc.
Emergency exits and escape routes should be kept clear at all times. Tenants are not permitted to keep/store personal belongings in stairwells, entrances and corridors. Any personal belongings found in such places will be removed and disposed of by the Student Welfare Organisation.
The Student Welfare Organisation changes the batteries in smoke detectors on an annual basis. Fire extinguishers must not be removed from the designated place.
- A healthy indoor climate is important J
In order to ensure fresh air in the student housing, it’s important that you keep the air vents in the windows and on the walls open, and that you don’t block up existing ventilation. This is designed to prevent condensation on the windows and walls, which causes damage over time and results in a poor indoor environment. Covering the windows must not occur. Thick curtains and blinds in bedrooms should be open during daytime. In the event that there is a lot of water vapour on the windows, you need to wipe this up.
Air your student housing by opening the windows completely for a short time. In this way, you will get fresh air inside without the surfaces freezing. Don’t turn off the heat in your student housing when you go out during the winter. It’s necessary to maintain an indoor temperature of about 16 ˚C. This will prevent you having to cover expenses due to frost damage. Remember to check that doors and windows are locked.
- Storage rooms
Storage rooms connected to the student housing must be kept tidy. Open fire or the storage of flammable materials are not permitted. Tenants who store belongings in communal storage rooms must label their belongings with name and address. Remember to remove your stored belongings when you move out of the student housing. Any unmarked items and items considered to be rubbish will be disposed of.
Electric heating is included in the rent. Even though the tenants pay for the electricity, we encourage tenants not waste heat, light, boiling or hot water. Please be environmentally conscious
Tenants with vehicles must use the designated parking spaces. You will find information about parking on our website: www.samskipnaden.no
Please note that leaving vehicles idling outside the student housing is not permitted. The storage of trailers and unregistered vehicles, etc. in our car parks is not permitted.
- Snow clearing
Car parks and roads will be cleared by snow ploughs. Residents need to clear snow from paths to the individual houses as well as from stairs. Spades and shovels will be provided for this purpose. Sand will be spread on the main roads by the same contracting company that performs the snow ploughing.
- Lock your door
We recommend that you keep doors locked at all times for your own safety and security and that of your fellow residents. This will help to prevent theft and vandalism.
We encourage you to take out content insurance with liability insurance for your own sake. In this way, your personal belongings will be insured and you will avoid having to pay large amounts in compensation for negligence in the event of an accident.
- Internet/cable TV
When using the data network, Uninett’s guidelines apply. Refer to our website: www.samskipnaden.no
- Faults and defects
If you discover a fault or defect at your student housing or in common areas, please report this via My page at studentbolig.samskipnaden.no.
- Hostel assistants
Some of the Student Welfare Organisation’s hostels have host assistants.
This scheme is designed to provide a good, social living environment at the Student Welfare Organisation’s student housing, and to provide better service to the residents. The hostel assistants function as a link between the residents and the Student Welfare Organisation. (Link to the website – list of the hostel assistants at each Campus)