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  • 24 The Housing Handbook

    FOR MORE INFORMATIONwww.mah.se/bostadwww.mah.se/housing

    www.facebook.com/malmouniversity

    Be sure to check the website regularly for updates and upcoming events!You can also visit us at the Student Centre (Studentcentrum), weekdays between 08:00-16:30. Make appointment via housing@mah.se

  • The Housing Handbook 1

    LIvINg As A sTudENT IN MALMThE hOusINg hANdbOOk

  • 2 The Housing Handbook

    CONTENTs

    The Housing Handbook is published by the Housing Office at Malm University. The handbook is based on the Student Hous-ing Guide created by Kristoffer Arvidson of the Student Union Malm (07/08).

    WELCOME TO MALM! 3

    FINdINg ACCOMMOdATION 4

    bOPLATs sYd 4

    hEREs hOW bOPLATs sYd WORks 5

    MAP OvER MALM 6

    ALEXANdRA 8

    ALTONA 9

    CELsIusgRdEN 10

    dALAPLAN 11

    IdAbORgsgATAN 12

    kRYddgRdEN 13

    sEgE PARk 16

    sOMMARsTAdEN 17

    sTudEuM 18

    svANTE 19

    vENdELsFRId 20

    vsTRA vARvsgATAN 21

    XANTIPPA 22

  • The Housing Handbook 3

    We are delighted that you are considering living in Malm and we hope you enjoy your stay in this dynamic and exciting city.

    You may already know that Malm offers a wide range of educational opportunities, but did you know that the city also is renowned for its diversity and fascinating culture?

    Malm has been undergoing a strong and positive transformation from a traditional industrial city to a city of knowledge. Other important factors for modern development and better city living conditions include the resund Bridge, the City Tunnel, the growth of the resund Region, enlargement of EU, and its location at the crossroads between Scandinavia and mainland Europe.

    Malm Cities vision is to be a socially, eco-nomically and ecologically sustainable citys.

    This can be achieved through smart investments and by welcoming students to the city. Malm has a large public sector and a rich industry; therefore, there is a constant need for skilled labor in Malm and throughout the resund region.

    For the last 25 years, the population of Malm has been increasing, we are now 300,000 residents living in Malm! This requires more housing and the city is working hard for everyone to have the opportunity to find a good home. New residental buildings are being devel-oped which which bodes well for the future. As a student, you may want to know how to find housing we have compiled this handbook to show you how.

    Welcome!

    WELCOME TO MALM!

  • 4 The Housing Handbook

    Boplats Syd, which is Malms municipal housing agency, started in the autumn of 2009. Today most of the student apartments are announced through this agency.

    To be able to rent a student apartment you have to be able to verify that you are a student. Although, you can register before you are accepted you need to show a letter of acceptance to sign a contract.

    The basic idea behind Boplats is to provide apartments relative to the applicants time in the housing queue - the longer the time in the queue, the greater the chance to get an offer on an apartment. How quickly you, as an applicant, can get an apartment is determined by various factors: time in the queue, choice of

    area, the property owners requirements and the number of vacancies.

    You can register at Boplats Syd through their website, they have a Google translate function. When the fee (SEK 300 per year) is paid, you can apply for vacant apartments - up to five at a time. If you accept an apart-ment, your place and time in the queue is reset. NOTE! This doesnt apply when you accept a student apartment.

    To be able to sign an apartment contract through Boplats, this applies to rental apart-ments as well, you need to be able to pay a three month deposit in advance (or find a creditor who has a financial record in Swe-den).

    bOPLATs sYd

    There is a number of ways to find student housing in Malm. But you must be prepared to spend both time and energy in an unpredict-able market. It is not impossible, be persistent and dont give up!

    Apply for a student apartmentToday, most student apartments are only avail-able through Boplats Syd (see below), but there are exceptions. In this document, you can read more about the various student apartments in Malm and and how to get a contract.www.mah.se/studenthousing

    Apply for a rental apartmentSome of the private landlords in Malm own multiple houses, while others have only one or two. Keep in mind that they all have different systems for applying for vacancies - some prefer that you register online, others you need to call.www.mah.se/rental

    buy an apartment or a houseIf you have sufficient capital, buying a home in Malm might be an option. There are a number of estate agencies to choose from and the major-ity of the property can be found online.www.hemnet.se

    sublease somebody elses apartment/roomAnother option is to look at temporary housing, sublet an apartment or become a lodger. NOTE! Malm University doesnt recommend students to pay a deposit larger than one months rent pay only in connection with signing a contract! www.mah.se/subletting

    ContactIf you need tips and advice with your search for a place to stay in Malm, please contact one of the housing advisors at Malm University:housing@mah.se

    FINdINg ACCOMMOdATION

  • The Housing Handbook 5

    1. When a property owner has a vacancy, they inform Boplats. The agency then reviews the property owners requirements, checks that the apartments details are correct and determines when the apartment will be available for viewing.

    2. Apartments are usually advertised on the website for seven days (student housing is advertised for only three days). As a member, you can subscribe to newly advertised apartments via email.

    3. After you have applied for an apartment, you can go to My Pages to see how many people are in the queue and which spot you are in the queue. You can also see how long the person in the first spot has been waiting in the queue.

    4. A number of people are invited to view the apartments. The prerequisite for being called to see the apartment is that you meet the property owners requirements and you have had adequate time in the queue. Viewing are usually one on one and is conducted by the owner.

    5. After viewing, you must notify if you are still interested in the apartment. The candidate who is still interested with the longest waiting time will be contacted. The personal information that was entered into Boplats is checked.

    6. The contract is signed both by the property owner and by you.

    7. Time to move in.

    ThIs Is hOW bOPLATs WORksFINdINg ACCOMMOdATION

    Section one, choose a user name and password. You are always contacted via email, so make sure to enter an email address you use actively.

    Section two, fill in information about yourself and your current accommodation. Note that if you do not have a Swedish personal identity number, you should check the box foreign social security number. Then, enter your birthday (yy-mm-dd) and nothing more.

    Section three, fill in your estimated monthly income and where the money comes from (for example, Swedish students get 8500 per month in study loans).

    Section four, fill in how many people intend to

    How to fill in your registration

    live in the apartment. Note that if you enter more than one adult, you must specify this as co-applicants.

    Section five, fill in your student details. Hometown is the place where you currently live, school is your current school or last school. The boxes asking for education and university are referring to Malm University.

  • Studeum

    Altona

    Vstra Varvsgatan

    Celsiusgrden

    Sege ParkLundavgen

    AlexandraIdaborgsvgen

    Malm Studenthus

    Kryddgrden

    Vendelfrids

    Xantippa

    Sdra Sommarstaden

    Sdra Frstadsgatan

    Rnnen

    Pildamsparken

    Folketspark

    Hyllie

    The City Centre

    Vrnhem

    Rosengrd

    The Harbour

    Limhamn

    SlottsparkenRibersborg

  • Studeum

    Altona

    Vstra Varvsgatan

    Celsiusgrden

    Sege ParkLundavgen

    AlexandraIdaborgsvgen

    Malm Studenthus

    Kryddgrden

    Vendelfrids

    Xantippa

    Sdra Sommarstaden

    Sdra Frstadsgatan

    Rnnen

    Pildamsparken

    Folketspark

    Hyllie

    The City Centre

    Vrnhem

    Rosengrd

    The Harbour

    Limhamn

    SlottsparkenRibersborg

  • 8 The Housing Handbook

    The apartment building, Alexandra, was built in 1968.

    Alexandra is not just for students, although it is mostly students who live there. There is no restriction on the amount of credits you study each semester.

    basic information about AlexandraAlexandra has 67 apartments between 13 and 32 sqm. They are all unfurnished one-bedroom studios with their own kitchen and bathroom. Rent ranges between SEK 2167 and 3400 per month and is paid twelve months of the year. Electricity, heating and Comhems basic TV cable is included in the rent. NOTE! You must have a Swedish guarantor to sign the lease.

    What community amenities are available? A grocery store, gym and bank are all located in the same building as Alexandra. The shop-

    ping centre, Entr, is also close by. Broadband internet is available from Com-

    hem at varying costs. how do I get an apartment?The only way to get an apartment at Alex-andra is to call the company, Frvaltnings AB Bostaden, +4640 - 291350 and hope for vacancies. Vacancies are not announced online and there is no queue system.

    Where is it situated and how do I get there? The address is located Sallerupsvgen 5.

    Alexandra is located right by Vrnhems-torget, which also