Revision of the Instruction for the student housing queue and student housing tenure
During 2019, SSCO and Stockholms studentbostäder have carried out a larger revision of the Instruction for the student housing queue and student housing tenure together. The aim of this revision is partly to create a clearer and more easily accessible document and partly to make sure that the new instruction follows certain industry standards.
The new instruction has been accepted by SSCO:s board and will start to apply by January 1, 2020. All matters brought before Stockholms studentbostäder or the Housing Committee and Board of Appeal before then, i.e. up until 31 December 2019, will be handled in accordance with the old instruction.
Below is a summary of the changes that may affect you as a customer or tenant at Stockholms studentbostäder:
The age limit for registering in the queue, applying for accommodation and signing the tenancy agreement has been adjusted from 16/18 – 54 years old to 17/18 – 50 years old.
The primary tenant must submit the new co-tenant’s details within two months of the previous co-tenant moving out.
Appealing against a termination of tenancy
Applications to the Housing Committee regarding appealing against termination decisions must be submitted no later than eight weeks before the stated termination date (previously six weeks).
The rules for subletting during the summer period (June 1 – August 31) are limited to that the subtenant must be between 18 and 50 years old and a person who studies.
* Military training must now be mandatory to entitle to an exemption.
* Parental leave must be taken out at least two days per study week to entitle an exemption. Parental leave can be used to apply for an exemption until the year the child turns four years old.
*Being in the custody of the Swedish Prison and Probation Service no longer entitles an exemption.
The Housing Committee handles all applications regarding exemptions from the study and Student Union membership requirements.
All exemption applications must be submitted to the Housing Committee no later than two weeks before the first day of the tenancy review period. Failing this you will have to appeal against a possible termination of tenancy agreement after the tenancy review.
Applications regarding free terms must be submitted to and approved by Stockholms studentbostäder before the start of the semester (for the semester it applies to).
Transferring a tenancy agreement has been replaced by “Change of [roles] in the tenancy agreement (tenant and co-tenant)”. For a change of [roles] to be approved, the tenant and co-tenant must prove that there are special and strong reasons for why such a change needs to be carried out and that you have been registered on the tenancy agreement together and both have been registered (Sw. folkbokförd) on the address during the past 18 months. The tenant must fulfil the study and Student Union membership requirements as well as have an approved tenancy review for the previous semester. The co-tenant must fulfil the demands for signing a tenancy agreement.
The Housing Committee and Board of Appeal
SSCO:s board has also submitted a proposal regarding a revision of the Housing Committee and Board of Appeal, to make the decision process shorter and more effective, ensure the expertise and the decision security, and better follow/adapt to industry standards for similar bodies. This change would mean that the Board of Appeal ceases to exist and the Housing Committee thus becomes the only body of appeal. The change would also result in a professionalising the Housing Committee. This change will start to apply by January 1, 2020 along with the other changes in the Instruction.
Instruktion för studentbostadskön och innehav av studentbostad – träder i kraft 1 januari 2020 (Swedish only – English translation will be available before the end of the year)
If you have any questions regarding the contents of the new Instruction, please contact Stockholms studentbostäder’s customer service:
08 – 458 10 10