House Rules


1 General rules on residing together

Residing together in a household requires mutual consideration on the part of all occupants. The house rules are an integral part of the tenancy agreement (section 15.1) and therefore to be observed by all occupants. In the case of non-observance, section 3.2 of the tenancy agreement shall apply so that, if need be, a termination without notice will be declared.
The house self-administration is responsible for the interests of the students and regulates the statues of the student self-administration (SSV). Conflicts between the residents should be settled in a peaceful manner and with Christian civility – as corresponds to the fundamental idea of a Konvikt. The representatives of the SSV will organise general and corridor spokesperson assemblies and take part in the board meetings and board of trustees meetings. The members of the various student committees, e.g. bar team, library, film and garden committee are being selected by the student general meeting, corridor spokespersons by the respective corridor communities.


2 Protection against noise and general disturbances

  1. Absolute quiet is to be observed in the interest of all tenants from 10 pm – 7 am, on Sundays and public holidays from 11 pm – 9 am. Playing musical instruments in the rooms is generally not allowed. The music room and, in exceptional cases, the bar can be used for this. Television, radio and tape recorders as well as CD players are always to be restricted to room volume. In particular when the windows are open or when using the appliances outside, the surrounding house residents and neighbours must not be disturbed.
  2. The use of the washing machines and the dryers is only permitted from 7 am until 10 pm.


3 Security

  1. The front doors are to be kept locked. Each resident entering or leaving the house is responsible for this.
  2. House and yard entrances, staircases and corridors are to be kept free of bicycles and any other kinds of objects to ensure that the escape routes are not blocked.
  3. For reasons of fire protection, highly inflammable objects and liquids as well as gas containers must not be stored in the corridors and cellars .
  4. It is not permitted for the tenant resp. a person commissioned by him/her to enter the roof. The prior consent of the lessor is required for the professional fitting of outside antennas.
  5. It is not permitted to erect additional radiators.
  6. It is forbidden to use electrical appliances in the rooms such as refrigerators, rice cookers, microwave ovens, kettles and electric stoves, etc. Open burner cookers are likewise forbidden.


4 Cleaning

  1. House and property as well as the rented room are to be kept clean. The room also includes the doors and the windows, which are to be cleaned from outside as well as inside. Contamination caused by the tenant is to be immediately removed by the tenant .
  2. The household appliances in the kitchens, as well as refrigerators, ovens and microwave ovens are to be cleaned by the tenant after use. The work surfaces and tables in the kitchens and common rooms are likewise to be cleaned regularly.
  3. Waste may only be placed in the rubbish containers intended for this purpose. It is to be observed that the waste is separated properly into paper, recyclable waste and residual waste. In the case of improper waste separation, the tenant will be invoiced for the costs of a special waste collection. Placing waste next to the containers is not permitted.
  4. Laundry and drying rooms are available for general use at the times stated in 2.2. The appliances are to be treated with care and to be kept clean.
  5. Laundry may only be dried in the drying cellar or in the garden (rotary clothes dryers). The drying of laundry is not allowed in any of the other areas (rooms, common rooms and corridors) due to the risk of mould growth.
  6. Hygiene is to be observed particularly in the bathroom. The showers and toilets are to be cleaned after use; hair is to be removed from the shower drain. Smoking in the bathroom is forbidden. No household and kitchen waste such as nappies, cigarettes, sanitary towels, condoms, wet wipes, writing paper, newspapers, etc. may be thrown down the toilets, urinals and sinks.
  7. The room is to be sufficiently ventilated daily, even in winter. Blinds are to be pulled up while airing. Allowing the room get too cold is to be avoided. The room may not be ventilated from the corridor.


5 Subletting

Subletting is only possible upon agreement with the administration.


6 Guest rules

The tenant may also have a guest stay in his/her room for up to seven days. From the 8th day onwards up to the 14th day each guest is to be registered with the administration and to pay a flat rate price of 2 € per day. After the 14th day a guest is only allowed to stay in special exceptional circumstances upon agreement with the house administration.


7 Changing rooms during the rental period

A handling fee of 50 € is to be paid for changing rooms within the seminary.

8 Moving in and moving out

  1. Moving in and moving out shall always take place during office hours, moving out at the latest on the first workday of a month. The administration is to be informed of the exact moving-out date in good time, at the latest seven days beforehand.
  2. When moving in, a handover protocol will be prepared in which the state and the furnishing of the rooms is recorded.
  3. The tenant shall agree a date for the inspection by the latest 14 days before the preferred moving out date. Possible defects pursuant to sections 8 and 14 of the tenancy agreement (repairs, painting work and cleaning requirements) are being recorded as well as the date agreed for the final inspection.
  4. The final inspection shall be done at the latest on the last workday before the tenant moves out and will likewise be recorded in the handover protocol. If by this time the cited deficiencies of the inspection have not appropriately been rectified, they will be regulated by a commissioned specialist firm at the tenant’s expense.
  5. After the acceptance of the room / the apartment, the house and letterbox keys shall be returned as well as other keys in the tenant’s possession belonging to the house. In the case of keys not being handed over or in the case of loss of keys, the tenant shall bear the expenses for all incurred costs for exchanging the locks and the procurement costs of new keys.
  6. After the proper return of the room, resp. apartment, the security deposit will be reimbursed by the administration. If the room is not returned in a proper state, the security deposit will go to the seminary.
  7. Other arising costs (rent loss) shall likewise be borne by the tenant.

Status: October 2018