Renovation of kitchens at Hugin
In the spring of 2019, we will begin the renovation of apartment kitchens at Hugin, on Öregrundsgatan 19. We will replace the electricity system in the apartments at the same time.
You’ll get a new, modern kitchen and repainted rooms
In the kitchen area, we’ll repaint the walls and ceiling and install new upper and lower cabinets, new worktops, a new sink and mixer, a new fridge/freezer, new worktop lighting with electrical sockets and a new stove and oven.
All the other rooms will be repainted, and we’ll be adjusting and sealing the windows and repainting them on the inside. We’ll also be replacing the front door with a safety door for those who don´t already have one and laying new flooring in the kitchen and hall.
Schedule and temporary kitchens
You’ll be able to stay in your apartment while the renovation takes place. A kitchen takes around two weeks to be replaced. During this time you’ll have access to a “mobile kitchen” (with a microwave and hotplate) which will be provided in your apartment. The fridge will be placed at a suitable location in your apartment.
The renovation will take around four weeks in total. More details about when your apartment will be renovated will appear in your letterbox around one month before the work begins.
Remove all items from your kitchen
Before we can start renovating you must remove all your items from the kitchen. In the other rooms, move your furniture to the middle of the room so we can carry out electrical work and repaint.
Access to your apartment and disturbances
During the renovation, the contractor will use a builders’ key in order to enter your apartment and carry out work. This will normally take place between 7.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m., and there may be noise and disturbance from 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. No work will be done inside your apartment before 8.00 a.m.
During the period your apartment is renovated, your rent will be reduced by the equivalent of 40% of your basic rate (not including broadband, etc.). This will be backdated and applied to your monthly rent when the work is completed. This compensation has been agreed with Stockholms Studenthyresgästers Förening (SSF).
Increase in rent
As a property owner, we have to carry out renovation to keep our apartments in good condition and provide a good living environment. Since a kitchen renovation improves the standard of your apartment, your rent will be increased.
This increase will be applied three months after the work is completed. The increase is SEK 518 a month for kitchens and SEK 388 a month for kitchenettes (based on the rent in 2019), and SEK 140 a month for the safety door. These increases have been agreed with Stockholms Studenthyresgästers Förening (SSF).