Switching rooms and subletting

Moving out

Information about terminating your lease and moving out

Switching room or apartment

If you want to move to another collective or apartment, you apply at hybel.sit.no. Please note that you must apply even if you just want to switch to another room the collective where you live. You have to be up to date on all payments before you can switch, but you do not have to pay a new deposit. If there is a larger deposit where you move, you have to pay the difference.

Subleasing

You can sublease your room or apartment to another student that has paid a semester fee, if you are serving compulsory military service in Norway, or temporarily have to move to another city or country in connection with your studies. Subleasing means that you let another student live in your room or apartment, while you remain the contract holder and the accountable party should any breaches of contract happen during the subleasing period. You can not sublease your room or apartment without explicit permission from Sit Bolig. Contact us for more information.

Summer leasing

Summer leasing works in the same way as subleasing, with two exceptions: It is only allowed between 1 June and 30 August, and you can also lease to students attending an academy or a university that does not collaboratw with Sit. For more information about summer leasing, please contact Sit Bolig.

Recommendations

We wish to make it easy for friends to move in together, in the same shared kitchen.

Recommending a friend to your shared kitchen

If a room in your shared kitchen becomes available, and you wish to have a friend move in, you do the following:

  • Send us an email with a recommendation of your friend
  • Make sure your friend submits an application for housing at hybel.sit.no, supplying the address of your shared kitchen in the commentary field.
  • The recommendation must be sent before or at the same time as the tenant moving out submits his or her termination of lease.

A housing applicant that has been recommended is given priority for that specific room. Please note that there may be circumstances where we are unable to take the recommendation into account.

You can only recommend someone for a private room, not for apartments.

For rooms that become available between 1 Juli and 15 September, the following must be done before 15 May:

  • A recommendation must have been sent to Sit Bolig
  • The person moving out must
    • have terminated his or her Tenancy agreement, or
    • not have renewed his or her Tenancy agreement
  • The person being recommended must register a housing application and have it approved by Sit Bolig

Living with friends

If you and one or more of your friends wish to move in together, you can do the following:

  • Submit separate applications on hybel.sit.no
  • In the comment field you name the person(s) you wish to share with
  • Specify if you only wish an offer for housing if you can move in together, or if you also wish to receive an offer separately

Please note that it can take quite a while for multiple rooms in the same shared kitchen becomes available. To ensure you get an offer for housing, we highly recommend that you accept the first offer you're given, even if it is not for a place you can share with your friends. All of you can then submit new applications, using the method described above.