These regulations pertain to residential premises owned and run by the Student Welfare Organization in Vestfold (SIV) and regulate matters which are not covered by the Tenancy Agreement. These regulations supplement the Tenancy Agreement.
The head of Student Accommodation, or other authorised representative, may grant an exemption to the benefit of tenants from all of these regulations.
§2. Fire / safety
- The tenant must make themselves acquainted with the fire instruction and escape/evacuation routes. Tenant must be careful and pay attention when dealing with fire, sources of heat, hotplates, etc. to avoid risk of fire or falsely triggering of the fire alarm.
- Escape routes (stairways and corridors) must always be kept free from hindrances in case of fire. It is prohibited to block fire doors (doors marked with exit signs or emergency exit signs) or allow these to remain open. The caretaker will remove objects that constitute a hindrance or block free exits without further notice.
- The tenant is responsible for changing batteries in the smoke alarms and otherwise ensuring that this is in proper working order. The tenant must immediately give notice to SIV if it is suspected that smoke alarm is faulty.
- The tenant may not store objects that could represent a risk for others, either in the accommodation, in the common areas, in the outside areas or in the storeroom. SIV is allowed remove any such objects considered hazardous without notice.
§3. Smoking and pets
- Pets are not allowed. Exceptions will be made for guide-dogs.
- All rooms (single, apartments and common rooms) are non-smoking rooms. A violation to this rule will be treated as a breach of contract according to §14 in you tenancy agreement. Tenants caught breaking this rule will be held responsible for all expenses in relation to the violation.
- Every tenant is responsible for keeping their own accommodation clean and tidy.
- Shared kitchens and any other shared rooms must be washed at least once a week by those who have access to use these rooms. Garbage must be removed daily. Tenants must ensure that the refrigerator as well as shared cupboards is kept clean and tidy.
- Shower, toilets, entrances and staircases must be washed at least once a week.
- When there are several users of common rooms such as kitchen, showers/toilets etc., a wash/cleaning list will be posted. Every tenant must comply with the lists for cleaning and tidying.
- If SIV after given notice does not find the cleaning and tidying acceptable, our employees will clean the areas and tenants sharing the area will be invoiced for the expenses. Tenants shall give SIV notice if the cleaning of shared areas fails.
- All tenants are responsible for keeping common rooms clean and tidy at all times. This rule also applies to common rooms cleaned by SIV. Common rooms can be temporarily and permanently closed by SIV if they are not kept clean and tidy at all times.
- Storerooms must be kept tidy.
- SIV can organize a voluntary work/tidying of storerooms when this is required. Storerooms in apartments are not a part of this regulation.
§6. Garbage handling
- All garbage must be properly wrapped before being placed in the proper garbage bin. Regulations concerning use of garbage containers, sorting of garbage etc. must be followed.
§7. Use of the accommodation and the common areas
- Tenants are under obligation to respect the right of other tenants to work undisturbed and to keep peace and order after 11.00 pm on weekdays and after 12.00 midnight on days preceding public holidays and until 08.00 am. This applies to the accommodation and the property as a whole. Tenants are also responsible for the conduct of their visitors. SIV or SIV’s representative may, if necessary, demand that visitors shall leave the accommodation and the property.
- It is not permitted to shake or beat bedclothes, carpets or other material from windows, balconies or verandas. Barbequing on balconies/verandas is not permitted.
- Drying and airing of clothing is never allowed in common areas or escape routes, or in such a way that it may cause inconvenience for other tenants.
- It is not allowed to drill holes in the wall. all pictures etc must be hung onto hooks attached to the picture rail, or by other methods that do not leave marks on the wall. This applies for common rooms, stairways, etc as well as your room/apartment. Notice, messages, etc. may only be posted on notice-boards.
- It is not allowed to install washing machines, dishwashers or similar unless the accommodation is adapted for this use.
- It`s not permitted to remove/exchange fittings unless special permission to do so has been given by SIV.
- It is only allowed to install wired telephones at rooms/apartments where this is clarified.
- All electrical equipment owned by tenants are connected on the tenant’s reasonability. The tenant is responsible for trouble and damages caused by the use of the tenant’s electrical equipment.
- Approval to install private antennas can be given from SIV.
- It is permitted to have guest staying overnight in the accommodation for a time period of 10 days in total. The tenant must be present during such visits.
- Ventilation: Ventilation openings shall be kept open and must not be blocked by clothing or similar. This can cause damp, mildew and damage to the building. The tenant are not allowed to adjust the ventilation system.
- Windows in common areas must not be left open at night.
- Entrance doors must be kept locked at all times. Tenants must never provide unknown persons access to the common areas.
- All tenants are obligated to keep the outdoor areas tidy at all times.
- Violation to Norwegian law gives SIV legal right for dismissal of the tenant according to the tenancy agreement.
§8. Removal of private property and rubbish
- SIV can instruct tenants to remove any private property (wrecked cars, rubbish etc.) that the tenant has left on SIVs property. If the tenant fails to comply with this instruction, the property will be removed for the expenses of the tenant.
§9 SIV`s liability for the tenants belongings
- The tenant is responsible for insurance policy against thefts and damage to their personal belongings.
- SIV is not in any way liable for the tenants belongings when kept in their student accommodation, unless the loss or damage to such belonging is caused by SIV`s negligence or the negligence of someone acting on SIV`s behalf.
§10. Data/Network connection
- Each user is responsible for all activities he / she is doing in the network. Abuse will be punished with a warning or exclusion from the network, depending on the nature of the abuse. All users must comply with Norwegian law.
- The HiVe data connection in the accommodations is meant as a study-supply. Misuse of this connection may lead to a discontinuation of these rights.
- Bicycles and prams must be placed only in the location indicated by SIV.
- Cars, motorcycles and mopeds must be parked in the designated areas.
- It is not permitted to connect engine heaters etc. to any power outlet in the student housing unless there is specific outlet for this use and permission has been given.
§12 SIV`s access to the premises, inspection and maintenance
- If the tenant reports maintenance required to SIV the tenant by this also grants SIV, or persons authorised by SIV, access to the premises until the maintenance has been done. The maintenance must be carried out within a reasonable period of time.
- Inspections and maintenance work shall normally be announced upfront. The announcement will be issued via e-mail, sms or manual notification.
- Inspections that do not have to be informed upfront:
a. Inspections prompted by a suspicion that people`s lives and health may be at risk.
b. Inspections prompted by a suspicion serious breach of the tenancy agreement or residential regulations.
c. Inspections prompted suspicion material damage or deficiency which requires rectification.
§13. Appointed representatives
- The host/proprietor may be called upon for the application of the rules.
§14. Compensation Obligation
- Tenants can be held financially responsible for damages connected to violations of contract and residential regulations.
Coming into force
These regulations apply from the 1th of April 2011.