FAQs Studentenstadt Freimann

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On 16.02.2021, a fire disaster occurred in House 13 in the Studentenstadt Freimann Hall of Residence with grave consequences.

The fire also resulted in all of our buildings being reinspected with regard to fire safety. After a thorough re-examination regarding fire safety and as a result of an external expert report from 12.04.2021, there is unfortunately no other choice as to renovate the HSH (House 9) as soon as possible. We are very sorry to say that it is therefore absolutely necessary for all residents to move by 30.09.2021.

It is also known that House 12, known as the “Orange House”, is in need of renovation, which is why new tenancy agreements are now only signed for a fixed term. All of this house’s residents will also have to move by 31.03.2022.

Below, you can see FAQs on moving out of the HSH by 30.09.2021 as well as on moving out of House 12 by 31.03.2022.

Should you have any further questions which are not answered here, please send an email to wohnen@stwm.de.

FAQs Moving House 12

FAQs Umzug Haus 12

Are there already concrete plans regarding the renovation of House 12?

In all probability, the renovation works will begin in 2022. The renovation’s planning stage has already begun.

Why can the students not remain living in the building until the renovation begins?

It is a challenge to organize for nearly 600 residents to move to other halls of residence within merely a couple of months. We therefore have to plan up ahead. For this reason, we will already start preparing the moves in October 2021.

How can an empty building be justified in view of the long waiting list?

Carrying out planned renovation works on old buildings cannot be avoided. This long-term investment in safety but also in ecology makes it possible in the long run to still be able to offer modern accommodation for students.

Will the current residents of House 12 be given an extension of their residency?

As all the tenancy agreements will expire at the latest by 31.03.22 and the fact that the building will be closed down has been known for a long time, no additional extension of residency can be granted.

Are the residents going to receive free support from a moving company?

The Munich Student Union will support the residents with moving. Once a month, it will be possible to use a transport service to move your belongings from the Studentenstadt to another hall of residence. You will receive more detailed information beforehand by email. Boxes can be collected Monday - Thursday from 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the technical department (administration Stusta).

Can residents move into a different hall of residence if they have less than one year left as a resident?

Yes, even if residents only have one semester left as a resident, they can straight away move into a different hall of residence or move back in again after one semester.

Is it possible to go on living in the Studentenstadt?

Unfortunately, there are only few remaining single apartments available in the Studentenstadt. For this reason, the Munich Student Union primarily offers halls of residence with single apartments for the residents of House 12 to move into. If you are interested in moving into a single room in a shared flat in the “Altstadt” or the Studentenstadt, we will of course try and make this possible for you.

Are students who have to move given priority over others applying for accommodation?

All residents of the Studentenstadt will receive an accommodation offer. Requirements of students participating in exchange programmes will be taken into account separately but will not clash with the needs of the residents of House 12.

Is an extraordinary termination of the tenancy agreement possible without having to comply with the term of notice stipulated in the current contract?

Yes, that is always possible for the end of the month.

Can residents refuse an accommodation offer?

In our Form for Moving, residents can choose up to three halls of residence for their move. If you do not want to accept the accommodation offer that was sent to you, we kindly ask you to contact the administrative office – together we are bound to find a solution.

Whom can residents contact with questions regarding their accommodation?

If you have any questions concerning moving, moving out, re-admission or other general questions, you can always contact our colleagues from the Service Desk or Administration by phone or email.

More information regarding our opening hours can be found at: www.stwm.de/en/student-accommodation/administrative-offices/ or www.stwm.de/en/student-accommodation/service-desk/

Service Desk: wohnen@stwm.de

Administration: wohnen-team2@stwm.de

What is going to happen with the deposit when moving?

The deposit which has already been paid for the single apartment in House 12 will be transferred to the new accommodation. Please be aware of the fact that there could be deductions, if e.g. keys or furniture are missing or damaged.

FAQs Moving House 9

FAQs Umzug Haus 9

Is it still safe to live in House 9?

There is no need to worry. Moving has to be organized now already because it is unfortunately impossible to renovate one part of the building after another. In order for us to be able to ensure that House 9 definitely will be vacant by the end of September 2021 so that the upcoming renovation can begin as quickly as possible, we have to now already start organizing for students to move.

Why has the necessity of moving come up so suddenly?

The reason for deciding that all residents of House 9 have to move is due to it not being possible to renovate House 9 bit by bit. This has been clear since the inspection that was carried out by an expert on 12.04.2021. Approx. 600 students are currently living in House 9 and it would not be possible for all of them to move to a different apartment within a short period of time. Planning ahead is absolutely necessary and that is why we have to start already in June.

Are there already concrete plans regarding the renovation of House 9?

In all probability, the renovation will be started in the fourth quarter of 2021. The renovation’s planning stage has already begun.

How long is House 9 going to remain vacant?

At the moment, we can only make a rough estimate for how long House 9 will be uninhabited. The period of time is somewhere between 9 months in the case of partial renovations and several years in the case of a complete renovation.

Why can the students not remain living in the building until the renovation begins?

It is already a challenge to organize for 600 residents to move to other halls of residence within merely a couple on months. We are forced to plan ahead, which is why it is unavoidable to start organizing the moves already in April.

Why is the Student Union not waiting with their planning until the final result of the expert report?

It can take up to 6 months until the result of the official public position/approval is known. We cannot wait for that long because, in the worst case, roughly 600 residents would have to move within a very short period of time, which would be sheer impossible at the beginning of the winter semester.

How can an empty building be justified in view of the long waiting list?

The Student Union is extremely sorry that due to the loss of more than 600 rooms the situation regarding the waiting list still cannot be eased to a great extent. The necessity of carrying out necessary construction work nonetheless still remains, even if these measures will temporarily affect the waiting list in a negative way.

What will happen if it was possible after all to live here according to the official report?

It is already certain that there definitely will be construction work that cannot be carried out if the building is partly inhabited. Only after the renovations have been completed, can the building be inhabited again.

Will the current residents of House 9 automatically be given an extension of their residency? What happens if a residency has already lasted 6 years or more?

Every resident of House 9 can receive, if she or he wants to, one semester added to the maximum duration of their residency. It is not important if the resident has already lived with us for 12 semesters (6 years). However, it is a bonus semester for having to move. Only residents who still have time left as a resident and who are entitled to extend their residency beyond 30.09.2021 can receive this bonus semester.

Are the residents going to receive free support from a moving company?

We will do our utmost to support all the residents, e.g. by providing the possibility of temporarily storing your belongings in the sports hall or also by supporting your move from the Studentenstadt to another hall of residence (transport services).

Can residents move back in somewhere or move, even if they have less than one year left as a resident?

Even if residents only have one semester left as a resident, they can move directly or move back in again somewhere after one semester.

Is it possible to go on living in the Studentenstadt?

Unfortunately, there are only few single apartments available in the Studentenstadt at the moment, which is why we are primarily offering halls of residence with single apartments for the residents of House 9 to move into. If you are interested in moving into a single room in a shared flat in the “Altstadt” of the Studentenstadt, we will of course try and make this possible for you.

Will students that now have to move be given priority over exchange students with regard to receiving accommodation in the Studentenstadt?

All residents of the Studentenstadt will receive an accommodation offer. Requirements of students participating in exchange programmes will be taken into account separately but will not clash with the needs of the residents of House 9.

Is an extraordinary termination of the tenancy agreement possible without having to comply with the term of notice stipulated in the current contract?

We want to support the residents of House 9 as best as possible regarding moving, moving out and moving back in somewhere. Being flexible will be important so that the situation can altogether be made easier for the residents of House 9. For this reason residents have the possibility to terminate their current contract by the end of each month.

Can residents refuse an accommodation offer?

In our Form for Moving, residents can choose up to three halls of residence for their move. If you do not want to accept the accommodation offer that was sent to you, we kindly ask you to contact the administrative office – together we are bound to find a solution.

Whom can residents contact with questions regarding their accommodation?

If you have any questions concerning moving, moving out, re-admission, support services or other general questions, you can always turn to our colleagues from the Service Desk or Administration by phone or email. Further information regarding opening hours can be found at:

www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/en/student-accommodation/administrative-offices/ or www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/en/student-accommodation/service-desk/

Service Desk: wohnen@stwm.de

Administration: wohnen-team2@stwm.de or wohnen-vertrag@stwm.de

What is going to happen with the deposit when moving?

The deposit which has already been paid for the single apartment in House 9 will be transferred completely to the new accommodation; no deductions will be made.