As a new student in Lund, there is much to think about. Here you can find the most important information regarding your AF Bostäder student housing.
You can collect the keys to your new student housing on the first weekday of the month from 14:00 to 16:00 at the Service centre (Sparta). If the first of the month falls on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, the keys can be collected at the earliest on the next weekday.
Move in earlier
It is only possible to move in earlier if the following preconditions have been fulfilled:
- The current tenant is to have handed in all their keys/tags at the Service centre.
- The current tenant is to have submitted an authorisation in which they permit the new tenant to move in earlier.
- The caretaker is to have inspected the housing and concluded that it is ready for occupation.
When all the preconditions are fulfilled, you will receive an email from Service centre stating that it is OK to move in earlier.
We have inspected the student housing before you move in. The inspection report can be found on Your pages. We will send you a message when the inspection is finished and the inspection report is available online. We ask you to thoroughly go through the inspection report. If you find any errors or deficiencies in the cleaning or other comments that are not noted, please contact your caretaker immediately.
On Your pages you can find all information regarding your rent. The rent will be published online about 1 week before your move-in date. You won’t receive any old fashioned paper rental form from us.
Power of attorney
If you want someone else to pick up your keys for you, a power of attorney must be handed to Service centre. The representative must show an ID.
In our student housing up to 1 Gbit/s is included in the rent. You just put your network cable into the network socket (use the left or upper). Read more here.
Electricity -100% renewable
Your contract state whether electricity is included in your rent or not. "Electricity included" means that you don't have to get your own electricity subscription. As a tenant of AF Bostäder you will then have access to renewable and fossil-free electricity.
If electricity isn’t included in your rent you must get your own electricity subscription before you move in. Our partner Kraftringen has a special student offer on electricity. When you subscribe, you don't need to fill in the information about "Anläggnings ID". The electricity supplier already has this info.
Here you can find all the information you need about laundry i.e. how to book, laundry booking instructions and if laundry detergent is included or not.
Sort waste - make an effort for the environment
You can sort everything (except for hazardous waste) in your housing area. Find your nearest waste and bulky waste station on the housing area map. Please see our waste sorting movies on how to sort plastic, food waste, clothes, furniture etc.
The TV socket is connected to a cable TV network. If you want to expand the service or report a fault on the cable TV network, contact comhem on +46 771 55 00 00, or visit www.comhem.se. It is not permitted to set up external antennas.
Remember to get your own home insurance, your parents’ is not valid. A home insurance is a kind of basic insurance package that can compensate for your things if they are stolen or damaged in a fire or water damage. In addition, home insurance includes travel protection, legal protection, cover protection etc.
As a tenant you are responsible for what happens in your home. Without home insurance you are completely unprotected, and the costs can be very high for you if something happens to your home or your belongings. Don't wait, contact an insurance company today. Many insurance companies offer student discounts.
Report your change of address – it’s required by law
Everyone who changes address is obliged to notify the move to Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) to get the correct address in the Population register. A correct address is necessary when applying for housing allowance.
Note that AF Bostäder does not have any name tags on the mailboxes, only the street number and apartment number. If you have not made a correct change of address, your mail may not arrive.
As a student, you may have the opportunity to receive housing allowance. More information and the application can be found on Försäkringskassan's website >>.
Moving truck loading and unloading
For better well-being and residential environment, vehicle traffic is not permitted in our housing areas. When moving in, temporary active loading and unloading is permitted. You must not leave your vehicle unattended for more than 10 minutes. Keep in mind that you should never park on a fire escape route.
Adjacent to our housing areas there are parking spaces. You can find more info about parking here>>.
Rent a storage
If your new apartment has no storage, we can offer many different storage solutions via a separate contract. The queue time for these varies according to their size and the time of the year. Our prices are amongst the lowest in Lund. You can find available storages online on Available housing - Available stores.
Machines in kitchens and bathrooms shall be connected using an earthed plug inserted in an earthed socket. If you acquire your own washing machine or dishwasher you may need a permanent connection to the cold water supply and this must be done by a qualified installer. Note that you are responsible for any leakages. Additional furnishings such as shower curtains, mirrored walls, fitted carpets and machines are not normally included as standard. Such furnishings and equipment are not maintained or replaced by AF Bostäder. If you install or take over such equipment and the next tenant does not wish to take it over, you are responsible for removing such equipment and restoring the accommodation to its original condition.
NOTE! Some of the venetian blinds are the property of AF Bostäder. See the exception for blinds in your tenancy agreement.
You are more than welcome to buy second-hand furniture, but remember to inspect the furniture carefully first. Bedbugs are a harmless but unpleasant pests that you do not want to welcome into your home. Read more here.