House Rules


1 General rules on residing together

Living together in a household requires the mutual consideration of all residents. The house rules are an integral part of the tenancy agreement (section 15.1) and must therefore be observed by all occupants. In the case of non-observance, section 3.2 of the tenancy agreement shall apply so that a termination without notice may be given.

2 House-Self-Administration (SSV)

The house self-administration is responsible for the internal student matters and regulated in the statutes of the student self-administration (SSV). Conflicts between the residents should be settled in a peaceful manner and with Christian civility – in accordance with the fundamental idea of a Konvikt. The representatives of the SSV will organise general meetings and corridor spokesperson meetings and attend the meetings of the board of trustees. The members of the various student committees, such as the bar team, library, film and garden team are elected by the student general meeting, corridor spokespersons by the respective corridor communities.


3 Protection against noise and general disturbances

1. In the interest of all tenants, absolute peace and quiet is to be observed from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., on Sundays and public holidays from 11 p.m. to 9 a.m. Playing musical instruments in the rooms is generally not permitted. The music room is available for this. Audio and video devices should always be kept at low volume. In particular, when windows are open or when using the devices outside, the surrounding residents and neighbors must not be disturbed.
2. The use of the washing machines and the tumble dryer is only permitted from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m.

4 Security

1. The front doors are to be kept closed. Each resident entering or leaving the house is responsible for this.
2. House and yard entrances, staircases and corridors must be kept free of bicycles and other objects of any kinds so that escape routes are not blocked.
3. Highly flammable objects and liquids as well as gas containers may not be stored or used in corridors and rooms for reasons of fire protection.
4. The tenant or a person commissioned by him/her is not permitted to enter the roof. The prior consent of the lessor is required for the professional fitting of outside antennas.
5. The installation of additional radiators, such as mobile heaters and fan heaters, is prohibited.
6. Electric appliances such as refrigerators, rice cookers, microwave ovens, kettles and electric stoves may not be used in the rooms. Open flames are also prohibited.

5 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 both from the inside and from the outside. Self-inflicted contamination must be removed immediately.
2. The household appliances in the kitchens as well as refrigerators, ovens and microwave ovens must be cleaned by the tenant after use. The work surfaces and tables in the kitchens and lounges must also be cleaned regularly.
3. The refrigerator should be cleaned and defrosted regularly.
4. Waste may only be placed in the rubbish containers provided for this purpose. It is important to ensure that the waste is properly separated into paper, recyclable waste and residual waste. In the event of improper waste separation, the tenant will be invoiced for the costs of a special disposal. Dumping waste next to the rubbish containers is not permitted.
5. The laundry and drying room are available for general use at the times specified in section 3.2. The devices must be treated with care and kept clean. The dryer’s lint sieve must be cleaned after each use.
6. Laundry may only be dried in the drying cellar or on the rotary dryers in the garden. In all other rooms (rooms, lounges and corridors) this is prohibited due to the risk of mold growth and to keep the areas free as escape routes.
7. Hygiene is particularly important in the bathroom. The showers and toilets must be cleaned after use and hair must be removed from the shower drain. Smoking in the bathroom is prohibited. No household or kitchen waste such as nappies, cigarettes, sanitary towels, condoms, wet wipes, writing paper, newspapers, etc. may be thrown down the toilets, urinals and sinks.
8. The room must be adequately ventilated daily, even during the cold season. Avoid cooling down the room. The room must not be ventilated from the corridor. Blinds should be pulled up while airing the room and the windows wiped dry if necessary.
9. Organic waste is to be disposed of with residual waste. Flushing waste down the sink is the number one cause of blockages.


6 General Regulations

1. Each resident is obliged to provide the administration with a valid e-mail address and to check e-mails regularly. Deadline extensions due to invalid e-mail addresses will not be granted.
2. There is a general smoking ban in all public areas of Bugenhagen Konvikt e.V. This includes hallways, common rooms and kitchens.
3. General duties such as kitchen duties, waste disposal or cleaning duties can be regulated by the student self-administration and are binding for the tenants.
4. The furniture may only be used for its intended purpose. Cooking is not allowed in the rooms. It is not allowed to wash or dry laundry in the rooms. Overnight stays in the common rooms are not permitted.
5. Keeping animals is not allowed.
6. Only vehicles licensed for traffic may be parked in the car park; repairing and car washing is not allowed. Bicycles may only be parked in the bike park.
7. Within two weeks of moving in or moving out, each resident must register or de-register at the responsible registration office.
8. Illnesses which may endanger fellow residents must be reported to the administration immediately.
9. Window sills are to be kept clear on the outside. Please note that falling objects might injure passers-by.
10. BBQ's on the premises are only permitted in the approved areas.
11. Malfunctions must be reported to the lessor or representatives immediately.
12. The WLAN-system is available to all tenants of the Konvikt. Disclosure of access data is not permitted. Usage should be consistent with general use (research, streaming, office work). Large data transfer, such as games, films, software, etc. should preferably be done during the night (1 a.m. to 6 a.m.). The band width must be sufficient for all users. Excessive use, e.g., through mass downloads, can lead to the deactivation of the device inquestion.


7 Subletting

Subletting is only permitted after consultation with the administration. The terms of the admission regulations §2 and §7 must be observed.


8 Guest rules

The tenant may also accommodate a guest in his/her room for up to seven days. From the 8th day up to the 14th day each guest must be registered with the administration and a flat rate of 2,50 € per day must be paid. After the 14th day guest occupancy is only permitted in exceptional circumstances after consultation with the house administration.
The tenant is responsible for the behavior of his/her guests.


9 Changing rooms during the rental period

1. A processing fee of 50 € must be paid for changing rooms within the seminary.
2. An internal move is possible once during the period of residence.
3. After the internal move a new minimum period of residence of 6 months applies.
4. An internal move is possible after 6 months of residence at the earliest.
5. The administration decides on the approval of an internal move. There is no entitlement to the next available room.
6. The administration keeps a waiting list for room change requests.

10 Moving in and moving out

1. Moving in and moving out is generally only possible during administration office hours, moving out at the latest on the last workday of a month. The administration is to be informed of the exact moving-out date in good time, no later than seven days before the date of moving.
2. When moving in a handover protocol is drawn up, recording the condition and the furnishings of the room.
3. The tenant shall agree a date for the inspection of the room no later than 14 days before the scheduled moving out date. Any defects pursuant to sections 8 and 14 of the tenancy agreement (repairs, painting work and cleaning requirements) are logged and the date for the final inspection is agreed.
4. The final inspection shall take place when the tenant moves out and is also recorded in the handover protocol. If the cited defects of the inspection have not at all or not properly been rectified by this date, they will be regulated by a commissioned specialist company at the tenant’s expense.
5. After approval of the room / the apartment, the house and letterbox keys as well as other keys in the tenant’s possession belonging to the house, shall be returned. For keys which are not handed over or for lost keys, the tenant shall bear all costs incurred for changing the locks and for purchasing new keys.
6. After the proper return of the room / apartment, the rental deposit will be refunded by the administration. It the room is not returned in a proper state, the deposit goes to the Konvikt.
7. All other costs incurred (rent loss) shall also be borne by the tenant.


Status: July 2022