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Clean, tidy and secure!

For many of the students, their AF Bostäder apartment is the first home of their own. Feeling secure is crucial for the experience of student housing – and a top priority for AF Bostäder.

“Everyone wants to feel safe and secure in their home, especially when you move away from home for the first time,” says Rose-Marie, ex. Property Manager at AF Bostäder. “Security and safety have been identified In our management by objectives work as a fundamental need among our tenants.”

For AF Bostäder, the company’s caretakers have the most important role for security. They are not only involved in the practical aspects of the housing areas, but are also a regular service contact for the company’s customers.

“The caretakers look after our customers from the time they move in to the time they move out, dealing with everything from inspections, defect reports and repairs to tricky questions,” says Rose-Marie. “They are out in the housing areas every day and meet our tenants on a daily basis. We do a lot to strengthen relations between caretakers and tenants, and in 2017, 90 % of the tenants recognise their caretakers. The caretakers get high marks in our customer satisfaction survey “Nöjd Studbo” (SKI) 2017 and are among the most appreciated in the student housing sector.”

The pleasant nature of the housing areas is also a factor for security. Outdoor and indoor environments are planned to encourage activities and socialising. The architecture and lighting contribute to the feeling of wellbeing and security, as does the high standard of internal and external upkeep.

“Our housing areas are always to be clean and tidy,” says Rose-Marie. “We have good procedures to ensure a high standard of property upkeep that supports comfort and wellbeing. These services and facilities include cleaning, special places for signs and notices, regular clearance of vegetation, trimming of hedges and shrubs, and rapid countermeasures against pests. Stairwells and corridors are to be kept free of junk – mainly for fire safety, but also because a clean and tidy environment contributes to a sense of security.”

All properties have smart and simple perimeter protection. No one gets in without an electronic tag from AF Bostäder, and the tags have different security levels, so you can only enter the stairwells and laundry rooms where you live.

“We also have good cooperation with Securitas. They act as our out-of-hours on-call service for the properties, and carry out patrols at night. They are proactive if something needs to be improved, they act as guards at major events and turn out when there is a disturbance – for example, if someone has a very loud party,” concludes Rose-Marie.


Latest update June 4, 2018

The three entries who won the gingerbread house competition. A cottage, a tramcar and a cathedral
For students

The fun of corridor competitions

During the year, AF Bostäder remotely coordinated several much-appreciated corridor challenges with Easter, summer and autumn themes. The year ended with the traditional gingerbread house competition.

A logo with a health care cross with the text
For students

The right help for mental health problems

Mental health problems affect more than one in two students. AF Bostäder launched the Help information project to increase knowledge among students and staff, and to offer assistance for those affected.

Three students walk up a newly renovated staircase in the AF borgen.
For students

Combined efforts behind new start at AF Borgen

In the middle of Lundagård is the AF Borgen building – the heart of the AF Family and the epicentre of student life in Lund. The building has now been modernised and renovated and is ready in its revamped form to provide space for the students’ creativity. The renovation was enabled by a unique joining of forces that has engaged the whole of Lund including, of course, AF Bostäder.

Tomegapsgården's courtyard with bicycles, barbecue area and volleyball court.
For students

All-inclusive – if the customer could decide

It is becoming increasing common for property owners to divide up the rent invoice into several component parts. Water, heating, electricity, TV, broadband and so on are specified – and measured – separately. Based on the customers’ wishes, AF Bostäder chose to go in the opposite direction.

Background wall with cornfield and the Öresund Bridge in the corridor and a newly renovated bathroom with cerise floor and white tiles.
For students

Replumbing work the customer-friendly way

Starting in 2020, all the bathrooms at Delphi will be renovated and the piping replaced. In parallel, the accommodation and corridors will be revamped, and all the rooms will have faster broadband. All the tenants will be moved to housing with newly renovated bathrooms, so that no one has to put up with the renovation work. All corridor friends have the opportunity to move together.

Two students studying. One is looking into the camera and the other one is looking out the window.
For students

High demand continues during the pandemic

The demand for student housing in Lund was unchanged in 2020. Even though many other higher education institutions noted reduced demand for housing during the pandemic, Lund seemed to be unaffected.

Four students walking at Vildanden behind some trees
For students

Study requirement checks release housing to active students

AF Bostäder is a foundation whose purpose is to offer housing to students who are admitted and active at Lund University and also members of the Studentlund association. Being an “active student” means that the tenant is to study for at least 15 credits per semester in order to keep their accommodation or place in the queue.

Male student with bike in front of bike parking with roof
For students

Secure bike parking spaces for all

Bikes are a key element in student life and many students want their own bike parking space. In newly-built areas almost everyone has their own space under cover, and now all the other areas are being upgraded.

Lounge with a pink sofa, table and an armchair
For students

New get-together spaces popular among the students

The students are requesting more spaces for studies, activities and spending time together. For the past two years, AF Bostäder has therefore been setting up more and more get-together spaces. The caretakers are responsible for the design, as they are best placed to know what the students want. The students’ new activity rooms are very popular and more are being planned.

For students

The Marathon marathon becomes a new Lund-style tradition

In September 2019, the newly built Marathon housing area was inaugurated with its very own race. The Marathon marathon is Lund-style marathon of 42 195 decimetres with a finish line at Athen in the AF Borgen building. The first race was organised in cooperation with LUGI Motion.

For students

Students and caretakers fix social spaces

Every year, AF Bostäder strives to improve its customer satisfaction rating. A common wish from the students is more space for studies, activities and getting together. Now, AF Bostäder is focusing on providing more social spaces. In a collaboration between students and caretakers, nicely furnished spaces are emerging, intended for, among other things, lounge socialising, table tennis and studying.

For students

Lund offers Sweden’s best student life

AF Bostäder continuously monitors the student housing market in order to maintain a balanced rate of expansion. There are many actors involved and the student housing market is steered by supply, demand and the customers’ wishes. Lund attracts many people with its good housing and one of the world’s best universities. The sense of community in Studentlund – Sweden’s best student life – is equally important.

For students

All-inclusive debuts at Studentlyckan

Broadband, heating and water are already included in AF Bostäder’s rents. Including electricity as well is both on the students’ wish list – and advantageous. Now the switch is being made, one area at a time, and Studentlyckan has become the first area where green electricity is included.

For students

Better information on mental health problems

Mental health problems are increasing among students. For this reason, AF Bostäder has started an information project called "Help". The aim is to provide both staff and students with more information on mental health and better tools for helping those who are affected.

For students

New rent-setting model for fair rents 

AF Bostäder has developed a new rent model based on the customers’ appraisals of their housing. The switch to the new rents began in 2019, after an agreement with the Swedish Union of Tenants (Hyresgästföreningen) and will take several years to complete. Due to a sensitive approach and thorough preparations, the change can be implemented with no hassle for customers.  

For students

Ten years of certification gives our customers security

AF Bostäder started to certificate its contractors in 2008, in order to give students the calmest possible environment for studying in their homes and better conditions for the contractors.

For students

Beloved corridor?

Most corridors tenants really enjoy corridor life, but new students would prefer to live in apartments – if they had the choice. AF Bostäder is testing new ways to increase the feeling of home on corridors.

For students

It is time to upgrade the AF Borgen building – the heart of Lund’s student life!

After many years of increasing activities in AF Borgen, it is now time for much longed-for and locally financed rebuilding work. AF Bostäder, of course, is involved and one of the financiers.

For students

Corridor life with an international touch

Lund University has a relatively high proportion of international students. One-fifth of AF Bostäder’s tenants come from other countries and the international students like to live – and thrive – on corridors.

For students

Proud sponsor of Lundapride!

Everyone is to feel equally welcome at AF Bostäder. The company has a clear position concerning everybody’s equal value and rights, and therefore participates in Lundapride.

For students

500 students were invited to take part in Lundaloppet 2018

AF Bostäder would like to play a part in reducing sedentary time and spreading the joys of exercise. In May 2018, a total of 500 students were invited to take part in the Lundaloppet fun run with AF Bostäder.

For students

New maintenance plan focuses on customer satisfaction

AF Bostäder has developed a new maintenance plan during 2017 to be used to predict, simulate, cost-calculate and plan forthcoming maintenance. Most important – carrying out the projects with retained customer satisfaction.

For students

Lund – Sweden’s best student city

The AF Family and Studentlund offer student life that is unique in Sweden. The strong relationship with student life is a success factor and the sense of commitment is considerable.

For students

How rents are set

The rents are set in two stages. The first consideration is that rental income is to cover AF Bostäder’s costs. The second consideration is how the costs are to be divided between the individual properties.

For students

The student housing ombudsman – the students’ voice at AF Bostäder

AF Bostäder has its own student housing ombudsman, nicknamed “Bomben” in Swedish. The ombudsman is responsible for student influence on housing matters.

For students

The AF family stands for the best student life in Sweden

What is best for the students is the best for Lund. The students are our client and by continuing to strengthen our relationship with the AF family and Studentlund, we can continue to deliver good products and services.

For students

Everyone is equal on our housing list

To be eligible for our housing list, you have to be admitted at Lund University, and study actively (and preferably diligently). The annual study checks release a large number of housing places to active students.

For students

Carnival's main sponsor - a company in the middle of student life

In 2014, AF Bostäder received the honor of standing behind the carnival in the role of main sponsor. A pure pleasure for a housing company in the middle of student life.

For students

New improved waste sorting in the corridors

Since 2005, AF Bostäder has been running the project Clean and Tidy - an ambitious effort to keep the well-being of the tenants in corridor housing at a top level.

For students

New website for super-mobile customers

We are something of a pioneer regarding housing rentals online and for many years the company’s rental activities and range of services has been close to 100 % digital. In 2015, the website received a welcome boost.

For students

The customer system: our design, tailored for students

Every year, the tenants change at 3 000 apartments and corridor rooms. Such major and intensive administration requires the market’s best technology in order to offer the students the best possible service.

For students

7 500 tenants got the world’s fastest broadband

One important reason why students like to live in AF Bostäder housing is the high-quality IT infrastructure that has been in place for many years. That is why in 2013 we started to offer 1 Gbit per second – at no extra cost!