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Maintenance period

When do you have to move out?

In Denmark, dorm residents typically have to leave their rooms for a maintenance period before the end of their rental contract. During this time, which can last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks depending on the dorm, residents are still required to pay rent while the janitor cleans and performs maintenance tasks in the room. However, some dorms do not have a maintenance period at the end of the lease, and residents can stay until the last day of their contract. In such cases, the maintenance period is moved to the beginning of the lease, which could affect the resident's move-in date.

The Danish rental legislation mandates a maintenance period for all rented properties and applies to all tenants, including international students. While we at Aarhus University understand that this legislation can be inconvenient, we are not authorized to change it.

Since the rules regarding the maintenance period differ from dorm to dorm, it's essential to check your online residence information to find out the specific rules for your dorm.