When can I move in?
In principle, moving in is only possible on weekdays (Mon – Fri) during the working hours of the janitors. If the contract begins on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, moving in is only possible on the following working day. Please make an appointment by telephone with the janitor responsible for your residence in good time. You will find the contact details in your contract documents.
What furniture is available in a furnished room/apartment?
Furnished rooms and apartments are equipped with: a large wardrobe (approx. 120 x 200 x 60 cm), a bed (approx. 90 x 210 or 90 x 200 cm) with slatted frame and foam mattress, a desk (approx. 140 x 80 cm) with drawer(s), a swivel chair, a bookshelf (approx. 6m in length, depth 35 cm), a curtain rail and a ceiling lamp. Apartments also have a kitchenette with hotplates and fridge.
As a tenant of a furnished room/apartment, you can also rent the following linens free of charge from the janitor: 1 pillow, 1 blanket, 2 pillowcases, 2 blanket covers and 2 bed sheets. You have to return the linens after moving out.
What is available in an unfurnished room?
Unfurnished rooms have only a curtain rail and ceiling lamps.
Can I bring my own furniture to a furnished room?
In principle, you can bring your own furniture. However, you are not allowed to remove the existing furniture. If you want to bring your own mattress, make sure to store the existing mattress in your room so that no mold will form.
What else do I need to bring?
We recommend that you bring the following basic equipment: dishes, hand towels and bath towels, washcloths, toilet paper, everything for your desk, desk lamp, wastebasket, possibly electrical adapter, PC, plates, cups, glasses, cutlery, possibly food for two days, possibly pan, pots, can opener and other things for cooking, alarm clock/clock, possibly radio/TV, sponge, cleaning agent, dust cloth, garbage bags and curtains with accessories.
Do the rooms have internet and TV?
In almost all residneces, the internet connection is already included in the rental price and can be used around the clock (except: Adlerstraße 41 and Wolfartsweierer Straße). In some residences, there are also connections for telephone and TV.
Are there parking spots?
In most residences, you can also rent parking spots. If you are interested, please contact the Housing Department. If there are no free spots available, we will put on a waiting list.
Where you can find the residences with an underground car park or garage on our homepage. Currently, you are not allowed to park a gas-powered car in our underground car parks. If you have a car that is higher than 1.90 m, there may be problems at the entrance. In some garages in the St. -Georgen-Straße 15 – 17 in Pforzheim, you can only park cars that are no longer than 4.30 m.
Where do I register after moving in?
In Germany, you have to register with a citizen’s office in Karlsruhe (e.g. Kaiserallee 8 or Beuthener Straße 42) or in Pforzheim (Östliche Karl-Friedrich-Str. 2) (depending where you live) within two weeks of moving in. You can find further information and forms here: www.karlsruhe.de
. Since November 1st, 2015, you need a confirmation from the landlord / property owner for the registration. Our tenants receive this certificate from the janitor when they move in.
I don’t like the room – what can I do now?
Movements within our residences are only possible in well-founded exceptional cases (e.g. on presentation of a medical certificate). If you have problems with your room, please contact the Housing Department.