Terminate and moving out

Are you moving out? Here is an overview of everything you need to remember!

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.

Empty and clean your residence

When you're moving out, remember to pack all your belongings and take with you anything that wasn't in the residence when you moved in.

Once that's done, you're ready to clean your residence. This often takes longer than you think so make sure to start early.

Follow the checklists below to ensure you remember everything!

Checklist for emptying your residence

Take with you everything that wasn't in the residence when you moved in.

If you no longer want certain items, you must throw them out yourself or take them to the closest recycling centre.

You cannot leave trash or other items when moving out.

You must take all of your personal belongings, including:

  • Your furniture

  • Your belongings

  • Trash

Check that you have taken everything from:

In the Residence:

  • Closets

  • Drawers

  • Shelves

  • Balcony

In the Kitchen:

  • Kitchen cabinets

  • Drawers

  • Dishwasher

  • Stove

  • Trash cabinet

  • Refrigerator

  • Freezer

In the Bathroom:

  • Drawers

  • Cabinets

  • Trash can

  • Toilet brush

  • Shower shelf

Storage and Other Areas:
  • Storage room

  • Bicycle storage

  • Mailbox

  • Stroller room

Cleaning list for apartment

You must clean the following in every room of the residence when moving out:

Residence

  • Floor and baseboards

  • Windows and windowsill. If possible, both sides of the window must be cleaned.

  • Curtain rod and roller blinds

  • Doors, handles and door frames

  • Light switches

  • Furniture

  • The cover on the top mattress. This should be cleaned at 40 degrees and must air dry

  • The balcony

Bathroom

  • Floors and walls

  • Shower and taps

  • Cabinets and shelves

  • Mirror and the light fixtures

  • Sink and tap

  • The toilet

  • The shower drain

  • The water trap and drain in the sink

  • Clean the shower curtain on 60 degrees and let air dry

  • Cover of ventilation duct

  • Turn off the heating cables

Kitchen

  • Cabinets, shelves and drawers

  • Underside of overhead cabinet

  • The wall between the kitchen counter and cabinets

  • The wall behind the oven and fridge if these can be pulled forward

  • Walls in general

  • Cover of ventilation duct

  • Curtain strip, curtain rod and/or blinds

  • Kitchen sink and tap

  • The water trap and drain

  • Interior and exterior of refrigerator and stove

  • Refrigerator

  • Defrost and clean the freezer

  • Clean behind and on the sides of the refrigerator and oven if these can be pulled out

  • Stove top

  • The plates and grate

  • The kitchen fan

  • Inside waste cupboards and waste bins

Storage room

  • Empty the storage room

  • Vacuum or sweep the floor

Cleaning list for single room

Residence

You must clean the following in every room of the residence when moving out:

  • Floor and baseboards

  • Windows and windowsill. If possible, both sides of the window must be cleaned.

  • Curtain rod and roller blinds

  • Doors, handles and door frames

  • Light switches

  • Furniture

  • The cover on the top mattress. This should be cleaned at 40 degrees and must air dry

  • The balcony

Bathroom

If you are sharing a bathroom, you can make an agreement with the others about what to clean, but it is your responsibility to make sure the bathroom is clean when you move out. You can use this checklist when cleaning:

  • Floors and walls

  • Shower and taps

  • Cabinets and shelves

  • Mirror and the light fixtures

  • Sink and tap

  • The toilet

  • The shower drain

  • The water trap and drain in the sink

  • Clean the shower curtain on 60 degrees and let air dry

  • Cover of ventilation duct

  • Turn off the heating cables if you have a private bathroom

Kitchen

If you are sharing a kitchen, you can make an agreement with the others about what to clean, but it is your responsibility to make sure the kitchen is clean when you move out. It is especially important that the cupboards and drawers belonging to your room are emptied and cleaned. You can use this check list when cleaning:

  • Cabinets, shelves and drawers

  • Underside of overhead cabinet

  • The wall between the kitchen counter and cabinets

  • The wall behind the oven and fridge if these can be pulled forward

  • Walls in general

  • Cover of ventilation duct

  • Curtain strip, curtain rod and/or blinds

  • Kitchen sink and tap

  • The water trap and drain

  • Interior and exterior of refrigerator and stove

  • Refrigerator

  • Defrost and clean the freezer

  • Clean behind and on the sides of the refrigerator and oven if these can be pulled out

  • Stove top

  • The plates and grate

  • The kitchen fan

  • Inside waste cupboards and waste bins

Storage room

  • Empty the storage room

  • Vacuum or sweep the floor

Parking when moving

If you are going to use a car for moving, you need a temporary parking permit through Apcoa's parking app.

You can get a parking code for the app from SiO Customer Service if needed.

NB! Please note that not all of our student houses and villages have parking spaces!

Register moving out on My page

If you have a key card to your accommodation, you can complete the entire move-out process from the student residence. You register your move-out in the form below.

Note! If you have a metal key to the accommodation, you must return the key to the Customer Center. Read more under Register moving out at the Customer Service Centre.

How does the move-out registration work?

You will receive a digital form on My Page 45 days before your contract expires. You should only fill out this form when you have completed the move-out entirely.

Once you have finished moving out your belongings, cleaned the accommodation, and ensured everything is in order, you can digitally register your move-out on My Page.

Remember to register your move-out by 12:00 (noon) on the day your contract expires.

My page

Postbox key

The postbox key should be left inside your residence, on the floor by the door.

Return key card or keys

When you have registered your move-out, you hand in your key card in the box marked "Moving out on My page" at your student village.

Location of the box:

  • Kringsjå: between Olav M. Troviks vei 70 and 72

  • Sogn: outside Sognsveien 85

  • Bjølsen: outside the laundry room in Moldegata 5

  • Other student houses: in the entrance area of the building

Register moving out at the Customer Service Center

If you have a metal key to your accommodation, you must deliver it to the Customer Service Center. When you hand over the key, the Customer Service Center will register your move-out.

Remember to deliver the key by 12:00 (noon) on the day your contract expires.

Note! If you have a key card for your accommodation, you can complete the entire moving-out process from the student residence. See "Register moving out on My Page."

Postbox key

The postbox key should be left inside your residence, on the floor by the door.

I can't register moving out digitally

If you can't register moving out digitally, you have to hand in keys to the Customer Service Centre in Problemveien 9. You can also do this if you don't wish to register moving out digitally.

Here's how:

  • Place your keys in an envelope

  • Mark the envelope with your name and the address you have had

  • Deliver the envelope to the SiO Customer Service Center by 12 (noon) on the day your contract expires

  • If the Customer Service Center is closed, you hand in the envelope in the slot to the left of the main entrance

I live in Schultz' gate, where do I return my keys?

If you live in Studenterhuset Schultz gate, you cannot register moving out digitally and you have to return your keys to the house manager by 12 (noon) the day your contract expires.

What happens if I move out too late?

If you do not register your move-out on My Page or return the keys to the Customer Center by the deadline, you may be billed for additional expenses.

The deadline is 12:00 (noon) on the day your contract expires.

Check your account information

Check that the account information you have saved on My page is correct. If you have paid in too much rent, the money will be paid to the account you register.

Report a change of address

Remember that you must notify the postal service and your contacts of your change of address.