Studierendenwerk Rostock-Wismar

Rules for the student dormitory

House rules for the student dormitory houses


Living together in a home community like the one in our dormitory requires a respectful behavior towards each other. The rental contract requires the inhabitants to follow these house rules to establish an undisturbed cohabitation and to allow a proper administration.


General terms of use

1. The dorm rooms as well as the furniture provided by the landlord need to be treated with care. The furniture provided by the landlord needs to be complete when the tenant moves out. Missing and badly damaged furniture will be replaced at the expense of the tenant.

2. The landlord is entitled to remove any inventory brought in by the tenant at the tenants expense. This also applies for the community areas.

3. Structural changes by the tenant are strictly forbidden. Minor structural changes that require drilling or similar procedures as well as renovations like painting of the dorm room by the tenant first need to be accepted by the caretaker. It’s prohibited to lay permanent floor covers. Any floor covers need to be removed by the tenant before moving out.

4. At the end of the contract the dorm room needs to be ready for new tenants to move in that means they need to fit the standards of the house.

5. The tenant has to inform the caretaker about any damage and other defects immediately. Needed repairs have to be requested by the tenant using the form located in the caretakers office.

6. If the tenant has to tolerate maintenance work he/she can’t request to change the rental fee neither can he/she request a right of retention or other compensations.


Noise protection

1. Avoidable noise unnecessarily annoys all inhabitants. Therefore certain rest periods apply from 1 pm to 3 pm and from 10pm to 6am. These are also valid on sun- and other holidays.

2. TV’s, radio’s and other audio equipment are to be kept on low volume. Outdoor use must not disturb the other inhabitants. This also applies to making music.

3. Room maintenance works where loud noise can’t be avoided are only allowed on workdays from 8am to 12am and from 3pm to 8pm.

4. Noisy games and sports are not allowed in the corridors, staircases and other secondary rooms.



1. For the safety of the residents, all doors, the communal kitchen and the entrances to the basement must be closed by the residents themselves. The landlord takes no liability regarding this matter. The janitor is not obliged for opening apartment- or room doors outside his working shift.   

2. The tenant is responsible for the behavior of his or her guests. Self-owned keys which have been given to the tenant may not be handed over to strangers. In case the keys are lost, the janitor has to be informed immediately. The tenant has to pay compensation

for the replacement of keys.

3. Fire extinguishers are placed on the intended places. The tenants have to follow the instructions for use of the fire extinguishers. In case of damage, the janitor has to be informed immediately.

4. The tenants are obliged to inform themselves about the escape routes. House entrances, stairs and floors only fulfill their purpose as an escape route if they are kept clear. They may not be blocked by bulky objects like bicycles, strollers or drying racks.


5. Bicycles are only allowed to be stored in the Bicycle rooms or at the provided holding areas. It is strictly prohibited to keep them in your room, in corridors, staircases, balconies.

6.Flammable, smell causing and other potentially dangerous substances are not allowed to be brought into the building or on the property nor to be stored there.

7. Open Fire is prohibited in the whole area. Barbequing with either solid or liquid flammable substances on balconies, loggias and the closer area of the building is not allowed.

8. Every disruption of an employee of the landlord during the fulfillment of his/her official duty as well as the disruption of other tenants is to be omitted.   



1. The residential Home and the property are meant to be kept clean. Impurities have to be cleaned up by the tenants immediately. The cleaning of the private room is carried out by the tenant; the windows have to be cleaned four times a year. 

2. The kitchen facilities are meant to be cleaned regularly by the tenant. The fridge has to be cleaned once a month and defrosted if necessary. Garbage has to be disposed regularly by the tenant.

3. The cleaning of communally used rooms on one floor / one room / living community has to be carried out sufficiently and regularly, according to a cleaning plan (created by the tenants). The landlord is allowed to check, if the tenant complies with his duty of sufficient cleaning. If the cleaning is not sufficient or not carried out at all, the landlord is, after the expiry of a deadline, able to assign a cleaning company for cleaning. The resulting costs must be paid by the tenant.  

4. The rooms have to be sufficiently aired, even in the cold season. This is accomplished by a short and complete opening of the windows two times a day. In case of severe weather or absence, the windows have to be closed.

5. It is not allowed to dispose any garbage in the toilette’s or sinks. The costs for the removing of a plugging or other incidents caused by wrong treatment have to be paid by the resident.


Duty of care

1. Cooking, washing of clothes as well as drying these is only allowed in the, for these purposes provided rooms. The washing machines and drying machines will not malfunction, if you treat them with care and follow the instructions. The use of those machines is carried out at one’s own risk. There will be no replacement for tainted or damaged pieces or washing cards. In case of a malfunction, the use has to be stopped immediately and the service of according company or the janitor has to be informed without delay.

2. Personal heating, cooling, washing and cooking devices are not allowed to be used. Only the resident is responsible for all incidents evolving from the use of own electrical devices.

3. All facilities (installed, technical and mechanical, etc.) are meant to be use with the same care as the private and public rooms of the Building. This means it is not allowed to undertake any repairs or changes on any electrical or electronic facilities, on the heating, as well as the ventilation. Emergency fire doors are not allowed be held open by force. Any acting against this will cause the resident to pay for any evolving expenditures.         

4. Additional costs caused by services required after irregular behaving of the resident are to be paid by the resident.

Hausordnung für die Studierendenwohnheime.pdf

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