Corona and housing

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Students who enter Saxony and have been in a risk area within 14 days prior to entry (see risk areas) must be tested for the coronavirus. For more information on reentering Saxony klick here

As long as there is no negative test result, the incoming persons must go directly into domestic quarantine. If the test is positive, students have to go into a 14-day quarantine. When in quarantine, you are not allowed to leave your home. Make sure to follow the quarantine instructions issued by the health department and the general rules of hygiene and conduct exactly.

Please also note: If you are unable to meet your move-in date in the dormitory due to travel delays, when arriving from a risk area, an overnight stay in a hostel or hotel is only possible if you can provide proof of a negative corona test there. This test must not be older than 48 hours upon arrival.

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Please contact the responsible health department immediately.

While in quarantine you are not allowed to leave your home. Follow exactly the quarantine instructions of the health department and the general rules of hygiene and conduct

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We recommend our tenants to wear a mouth-and-nose cover when leaving their own residential unit. This also applies to the elevators, washing machine rooms, bicycle storage rooms and the traffic routes of the residential complex.

We recommend restricting personal contact in communally used kitchens and sanitary areas. Use these areas individually and one by one. It can be helpful to establish a plan of use with your neighbours.

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In this case we act in accordance with the guidelines of the responsible health department. This conduct applies for all infectious diseases that can occur in a student hall of residence.

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If you suspect that you are infected with coronavirus because symptoms occur, call your doctor or health care professional directly or call the emergency medical services on 116117.

People who have had contact with a person confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 should contact their local health department directly. This has to be done in any case - regardless if symptoms occur or not. You can identify the responsible health department using your postcode here.

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I have already signed my rental contract, but I cannot come to Leipzig due to travel restrictions or missing visa. Is it possible withdraw from the rental agreement?

A cancellation of the rental contract due to entry restrictions or a missing visa is unfortunately not possible. The rental contract remains valid and the obligation to pay the rent remains in force. You can however, cancel your rental contract prematurely in accordance with our rental conditions with a follow-up tenant or certificate of exmatriculation. To do this, please contact your responsible housing officer.

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The starting date of the contract cannot be postponed. If the rental agreement has not yet been signed, you can cancel your offer and reapply for the month you wish to move in. If there are free rooms at this time, we will be happy to send you another offer. Priority for processing is given to applications for 1 September or 1 October.

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The minimum duration of residence is two semesters. After the minimum period of residence, it is possible to terminate the contract at the end of the semester. Whether and how long courses take place online is the decision of the respective university. This does not constitute a reason for a rent reduction right or a special right of termination for rental contracts with the Studentenwerk Leipzig. As the Studentenwerk continues to provide the rooms in accordance with the contract and with full service. The rooms can be used without restriction - even for online studies or during a new wave of infection.

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Please contact your responsible housing officer and describe your situation. We will review your application. Please note that if you agree to an extension, we can only conclude the contract until 28 February or 31 March 2021. If your room has already been re-allocated, you will have to move to another room - a fee of 15 euros will be charged for this. 

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No, you are still obliged to pay your rent. However, due to the Corona pandemic, you are temporarily protected against termination of the contract for rent debts that have  piled up in the period from 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020, if the delay in payment is due to the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic. You therefore must prove the connection between the Corona crisis and your missing income. The rent then must be paid by 30 June 2022 at the latest.

If you should get into financial difficulties, please contact your responsible administrator immediately to find a solution or send an e-mail to wohnen {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de.


Rooms and apartments

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Yes, we assign only single rooms in shared flats or single apartments. Every room or apartment is lockable.

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Yes, you can decorate your room, as you like. In this regard, please note the terms and conditions defined in the terms of lease, XI. Tenant’s obligations and XIII/1.

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No, that is impossible. However, washing machines and a tumble drier are located in the basement of each residential home, to be used for a fee.

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The rooms are usually furnished, but you can rent unfurnished rooms at the residence in Mainzer Straße 2a, which you can furnish by yourself.

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The room is furnished with a bed, a wardrobe, a shelf, a desk, and a chair.
Please note: Bedding, sheets, tableware, pots, cutlery, and towels are not provided.

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Room sizes vary from one residence to another. For detailed information on room sizes by means of the floor plans, please refer to our website Student Halls of Residence.

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No. Due to the structural conditions of the halls of residence (partially reinforced concrete) as well as for safety and administrative reasons, we are at present not able to provide WLAN. You need a network cable in your room to connect to the internet. However, you can operate your own WLAN via a so-called WLAN router in your room. We provide instructions on how to set the router in studNET in the section “Documents for download” on our studNET page.

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Studentenwerk Leipzig operates a closed data network in its student halls of residence. It is designed for the purposes of studies, teaching and research only. Therefor we provide sufficient data volume. The communication infrastructure of Studentenwerk Leipzig does not dispose of free wires suitable for data feed from external providers.


Application

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It is permitted for another person, who you need to authorize in writing, to take care of your application. You need to sign the rental agreement yourself though, because you are the tenant.

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You get only one room offered per application. If you reject the first room we offer, you need to apply for a room again online. We will offer you another room, if available.

TIP: Even if the first offered room may not be at your preferred residence, you should accept the offer! After the minimum occupancy of one semester (six months), you can apply for removal and move to another residence, if rooms are available. A removal fee of currently 15.00 Euro will be charged.

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The minimum occupancy usually is one academic year, i.e. two semesters or three trimesters. The minimum occupancy for foreign exchange students (e.g. Erasmus) is one semester or one trimester respectively.

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Students from other colleges not in Leipzig can apply at any time. Please note that students from Leipzig colleges will be treated preferentially.

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No. We rent out either single apartments or single rooms in shared flats.

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You cannot change the application date yourself. However, you can send us an e-mail indicating the preferred date to wohnen {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de  and we will change it for you.

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Usually yes. Please contact us immediately if you decide in favor of a private room, so that we have the chance to give the room to another interested student.

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Nonstudents, including trainees, are not eligible for student housing. To get a room at a residence, it is required that you are enrolled at a college. Students of colleges in Leipzig are treated preferentially. For the online application, you need a valid admission notice or confirmation of enrolment for the preferred commencement of the rental agreement.

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Yes, if you are an enrolled student.

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Yes, you can indicate in the online application that you prefer living with a specific person. We will try to allow for your wish.

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You can apply only on our  website when you receive the admission notice or have the certificate of enrolment.

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To process your online application, we need the admission notice or the confirmation of enrolment.

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We receive many applications in the beginning of each semester, which need to be processed individually. Assignment for the winter semester usually starts in August. We are going to get back to you as soon as possible.

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As there are many students waiting for a residence room, we give you a few days to decide whether you want to accept or reject the offered room. If you do not get back to us within the stipulated period, we will give the room to another student.


Rent and contract

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You can move in after the rental agreement was concluded and on the day the lease starts as specified in the rental agreement. The rented property shall be handed over at the tenancy start date agreed upon in the tenancy agreement from Mondays to Fridays at the janitor's working hours. If the specfied start date is a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, the rented property shall be handed over as of the subsequent working day. There shall be no hand overs on December 24th and December 31st of each calendar year.

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You have to move out at the latest the day the lease ends as specified in the rental agreement or the cancellation. You can return the rental unit only from Monday to Friday until 10 a.m. at the latest. If the day the lease ends on a Saturday, Sunday or bank holiday, you need to move out the previous workday (Monday to Friday). You cannot return the rental unit on December 24 and 31.

TIP: Contact the caretaker in good time to agree an appointment for moving out and returning the rental unit.

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Yes, you can extend the contract, provided you are enrolled.

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Keeping animals is in general not allowed at student residences.

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Usually not, as the rooms are rented out until the last day of the previous month.

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On January 1, 2017, the 19th Inter-State Broadcasting Treaty introduced new regulations regarding the public broadcasting license fee.

For further information, please read here.

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As soon as you have accepted a room offer, you will receive the tenancy agreement documents by e-mail.

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Rooms are rented out always from the first day of the month. Therefore, rent payment is due for the full month, regardless of when you move in.

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Rental prices depend on the room size, furniture and fittings and where the residence is situated plus other factors.

Please refer to our website www.studentenwerk-leipzig.de/wohnen  to get detailed information on rental prices in the individual residences.

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You can give due notice at least eight weeks prior to the end of the second semester or the end of the third trimester after the expiration of the minimum occupancy of one academic year. Termination of the tenancy by the tenant before the semester/trimester ends requires the consent of the landlord and that the tenant can name a suitable tenant for the remaining rental period.

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The minimum occupancy is usually one academic year, i.e. two semesters or three trimesters. The minimum occupancy for foreign students is one semester or one trimester respectively.

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No, household insurance and liability insurance are not included in the rental price. You need to take out insurance yourself. We recommend you to take out liability insurance and household insurance as soon as you move in. In case of a damage this will save you high costs.


Miscellaneous

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You can find hostel accommodation in Leipzig on the website www.german.hostelworld.com.

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Viewing the accommodation beforehand is impossible, as the rooms are occupied. To get an impression of the rooms, please visit the picture gallery of the individual residences!

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We do not ask for that, as it may change anytime. The following is an extract from the terms of lease:

Smoking is prohibited in all stairways, halls, common rooms as well as shared kitchens and bathrooms.

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We cannot promise anything, as we have only a limited number of single apartments.

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In the beginning of each semester, many students apply for a residence room. We try offering a room to every student, but we cannot comply with every wish.

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It is always worth applying.