As a new student in Lund, there is much to think about. Here you can find the most important information about your student housing at AF Bostäder.
You can collect the keys to your new student housing on the first weekday of the month from 14:00 to 16:00 at Service Centre (Tunavägen 39 C, 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.
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 Service Centre.
- The current tenant is to have submitted an authorization 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.
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 paper rental form from us.
Authorisation for collecting keys
If you want to give someone else authorisation to pick up your keys/tags, this Authorisation for collecting keys (pdf) must be filled in and sent to Service Centre. The authorised person must have an approved photo ID with them when the keys/tags are collected.
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
In your contract, you can see if electricity is included in your rent or not. If it says "Electricity included", you do not have to sign your own electricity subscription. The electricity included is fossil-free and renewable. If it says "Electricity not included", you must sign a separate electricity subscription before you move in.
You can choose which electricity trading company you want in Sweden. Our partner Kraftringen has a student offer with fossil-free electricity. When you subscribe, you don't need to fill in the information about "Anläggnings ID". The electricity supplier already has this info.
Keep in mind that the electricity cost always consists of two parts: the price for the electricity you use and an electricity network fee for, among other things, operation and maintenance of the electricity network itself. The electricity price is invoiced by the electricity trading company you choose, while the electricity network fee is invoiced by Kraftringen, who takes care of the electricity network in Lund.
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.
Remember to get your own home insurance, your parents’ is not valid. 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. Don't wait, contact an insurance company today. Many insurance companies offer student discounts.
Report your change of address
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 a 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.
It is important that you provide all your contacts, such as friends, family, and business, with your full address details including your apartment number.
As a student, you may have the opportunity to receive a housing allowance. More information and the application can be found on Försäkringskassan's website.
Moving truck loading and unloading
For better well-being and living environment, vehicle traffic is not permitted in our housing areas. When moving in, temporary active loading and unloading are permitted. You must not leave your vehicle unattended for more than 10 minutes. 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 storage 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 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.