Tenancy Contract

The tenancy contract describes the terms for renting with SiO Housing. You will find the current tenancy contract and attachments at the bottom of this page.


If you receive an offer for accommodation, you will receive an email informing you that your contract is available on My page.

If you wish to accept, you must sign and upload the contract within the deadline stated on the offer you have received. Otherwise the offer will be passed on to the next person on the waiting list. It is not possible to transfer your contract to someone else.

By signing the contract you are confirming that you have read and accepted the appendices. These are listed on the bottom of this page.

If you change your mind and don’t want the housing after all, it is important that you contact SiO Customer Service as soon as possible to find a solution.

My contract expires, but I want to continue living here

If you wish to continue living here after your tenancy contract expires, you need to apply for a new contract. If your contract lasts until 31 July or 31 December, we will send you an offer to apply for a new contract a few months in advance. If your contract expires on other dates, please remember to apply on your own.

Contract expires 31 July or 31 December

If your tenancy contract expires on 31 July or 31 December, you will in most cases receive an offer to apply for a new tenancy contract.

Typically, we send out offers to apply around October for those with contract expiring on 31 December, and in April for those with contract expiring on 31 July.

The application form for a new contract will be available on My Page, and you will be notified well in advance about the process to follow.

In order to obtain a new contract, there are specific criteria that you must meet. You can learn more about these criteria in our allocation rules.

Contract expires another date

If your contract expires any other date, you are responsible for applying for a new contract yourself. We recommend that you do this well in advance, and no later than 2 or 3 months before the contract ends, corresponding to the notice period for your residence.

To apply, submit a new housing application for the same housing type you are currently living in. Choose the desired contract start date for the day after your current contract expires. Also, include a comment in the application stating that you wish to continue living in your current accommodation.

If your don't apply within the deadline, you need to move out when your contract expires.

In order to obtain a new contract, there are specific criteria that you must meet. You can learn more about these criteria in our allocation rules.

Terminate your contract

The first thing you need to do if you want to move before your contract expires, is to terminate your contract on My page.

Your termination notice is 2 or 3 months, depending on your housing type, and it is counted from the 15th or the last day of the month.

You will see the available dates for which you can terminate your contract in the Termination form on My page.

Terminate contract

What is my termination notice period?

The notice period is two or three months, depending on the type of housing you live in. You can check the notice period for your particular housing on My page.

Can I move out earlier and not have to pay rent for my whole contract period?

You can choose to move out earlier, but you still have to pay rent for the duration of your contract. This means that if you have terminated your contract for April 30, you must pay rent for the whole month of April, even if you choose to move out on April 16.

If you do not plan to stay for the entire duration of your contract, you can consider subleasing your residence to another student. Read more about subleasing here.

Shortened notice period

It is possible to shorten the notice period for all accommodations during the period from 15 July to 15 August. 

You can terminate your contract to the following dates:

31 July: by 15 July

15 August: by 31 July

31 August: by 15 August

After this, the contractual notice period applies.

Please contact SiO Customer Service here if you want to terminate your contract for any of these dates.

Tenancy Contract and Appendix 1

The rental contract and the annexes contain important information about the rental period, rent, maintenance, rules and guidelines for using the accommodation. When the contract is signed by both parties, and approved by SiO Housing, the contract is binding for both you and SiO. For those of you who are going to move into student housing, it is therefore very important to read and understand these documents well before you sign them.