Departure information for tenants staying in Strix

When your departure date (the last day of your contract) is near, you will receive an email with departure information. We ask that you read the information and follow the instructions below before your departure.

Preparing for departure

You need to clean the room properly (see checklist below) and leave it in a satisfactory condition. There is a cupboard with cleaning equipment in the kitchen.

Failure in doing so will result in our withholding part, or the total amount, of the deposit paid. SEK 500 per commenced work hour is charged.

Do you have a new address in Sweden?

If necessary, notify bank, tax office and social authorities of your new address (a general change of address is done by phone to Svensk Adressändring at 0771- 97 98 99. You can also contact them by using the live chat function on their website on weekdays from 8 AM to 5 PM.

KI Housing will remove your name from the postal box after your departure. Any letters addressed to you will be delivered to the new address.

Key return and time of departure

Please put your keys in an envelope marked with your name and room number and leave the envelope in your mailbox upon departure. Please do not place the padlock in the mailbox - remember to lock the mailbox after you have placed the envelope in the mailbox (KI Housing has a spare key to open the mailbox).

Departure on a weekday: Please leave the room and return the keys no later than 14.00 in the afternoon on the day of your departure.

Departure during weekends and holidays: Please leave the room and return the keys during the day of your departure.

Cleaning instructions

Dorm room

  • remove the mattress and clean the bed (including the wooden legs)
  • wipe off the doors, lamps, chest of drawers, desk, chair and cupboards with a wet cloth
  • clean the window and window boards
  • if you have moved any piece of furniture we kindly ask you to return it to its original place
  • clean the washbasin (inside and outside)
  • vacuum clean and wet clean the floor including the skirting boards
  • please remove all personal belongings and garbage


  • wipe off the mirror
  • clean the shower, WC and washbasin (inside and outside)
  • clean the floor drain (remove the lid and clean underneath it)
  • wash the shower curtain (at maximum 60º C)

Common kitchen

  • empty and clean your space in the refrigerator, freezer, cupboards and drawers in the common kitchen

After departure

How was your stay?

We hope that you had a great time in Stockholm and that you enjoyed being our tenant. KI Housing strives to make your stay as satisfying as possible so we kindly ask you to take a moment to complete our tenant satisfaction survey and let us know what you think about our accommodation.

Your comments and thoughts are important to us, and we appreciate you taking time to share them. In our efforts to provide good service, we take all of your comments into consideration.

The survey should take about ten minutes to complete.

Deposit return

Your deposit will not be returned automatically. You need to fill out the deposit reclaim form within two months after the day of your departure, otherwise the deposit will be withheld.

Follow the instructions in order to get your deposit back. When we have received the correct information, your deposit will be returned within one month. Please note that the deposit will only be refunded to you if the keys are returned on time and the departure inspection is approved.

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