There is a lot to think about when moving out of your accommodation, including change of address, redirecting post, handing over keys and final cleaning. Here is a checklist to help you remember what needs to be done.
The notice period is one calendar month for corridor rooms and two calendar months for apartments. By "calendar month" we mean that the notice period is counted from the last day of the month. If you move within Studentbostäder the notice period will be half of the ordinary notice period.
If you have Swedish e-identification, you can give notice to terminate your rental agreement online – quickly and easily. Obtaining e-identification takes just a few minutes, and you can then use it to sign agreements and carry out transactions with various other agencies and companies. E-identification – or BankID as some banks call it – is issued by most of the big banks and by Telia. If you have internet banking, log in to that and download your e-identification from there free of charge. A direct link to your bank can be found on the right-hand side of this page.
If you do not have Swedish e-identification, you can instead give notice by filling in and sending us the relevant form, which can be found in the box to the right. You are naturally also welcome to contact or visit our office to arrange termination of your contract.
Change of address
When you move it is important that you report your new address to Skatteverket's website to make sure letters from authorites arrive to you. It is you that need to announce you new address to your insurance company, banks, friends etc.
Internet and electricity
To make sure nobody else can surf using your internet account, it is important that you deregister it before you move out. Please go to Utsikts kundportal, www.utsikt.se. If you are a tenant at Tröskaregatan 10 or 12 you also need to remeber to cancel your subscription for electricity.
Once you give notice, we will arrange an inspection of the accommodation sometime in the last two weeks of your tenancy. At this time, we will check the condition of the accommodation and any damage that may have occurred. We can carry out the inspection even if you're not at home, but if you want to be there and the time is not suitable, you must let us know.
Moving out early
If you want to hand your accommodation over to the next tenant earlier than the actual moving in date, you need to inform us in advance. You can give one of the keys directly to the new tenant but the other one needs to be handed in to us.
When it's time to give your accommodation a final clean, you need to do a thorough job and bear in mind that it can take longer than you might think. If you're not sure what to do, have a look at the checklist in the Moving Out leaflet (you´ll find it to the right) or contact our Customer Service team. The person moving in after you has a right to expect thoroughly cleaned accommodation and it is your responsibility to ensure that this is the case, no matter what it looked like when you moved in. If the incoming tenant is not happy with the cleaning, you may be charged for the services of a cleaning company.
You can collect a parking permit from our office that will allow you to park outside the building while you remove your belongings. You must be ready to leave your accommodation by 12 noon on the first weekday after your tenancy ends – see relevant extract from the Swedish Rent Act here. Take a good look around the accommodation before locking the door behind you, and make sure all the windows are closed.
Display of housing
You are obliged to show your accommodation to the next tenant during your notice period.