Reykjavík University Information
Rental agreement / Fees
Foreign students must apply for Icelandic social security number (SSN) as soon as they arrive in Iceland. After recceiving the SSN you need to notify our office by sending it to email@example.com. After that you can go to BN office in Skeifan 19 and sign the contract. You also need to apply for icelandic bank account after you get your SSN.
You can apply for rent benefits on www.husbot.is. You need to have SSN and at least 6 month long contract.
Before arriving at the apartment you need to download the OPENOW app. You need to register with the same email as in your application. After you have you need to notify us by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You need to have your bluetooth turned on to recceive the key. You´ll get the key in your app the same day as your contract starts.
Phone number of Securitas for residents at Nauthólsvegur: 533-5533
From 1st of september Securitas will provide security services for residents at Nauthólsvegur 83 and 85. If a situation arises that requires urgent assistance outside the office hours of BN Student Housing (see bn.is), residents can call the operations centre of Securitas at 533-5533.
Please note that the cost of a security guard response may be charged to a resident if the situation that arose has not been correctly responded to by the resident.
If the fire alarm system is activated by accident:
Prevent smoke from reaching the detector and air out the apartment as soon as possible. NOTE that the detector may under no circumstances be removed from the ceiling as this causes an error in the system.
Call Securitas at 533-5533 to cancel an alert in the case of a false alarm. If no phone call is made, Securitas will send a security guard to the premises and the cost of this will be charged to residents.
If the fire alarm control unit itself sounds an alarm, residents must go to the stairwell entrance where the control unit is located and push the button marked “Stöðva vælu” (Stop siren).
Push the button marked “Endursetning” (Reset) on the control unit of the fire alarm system; the word “Tilbúin” (Ready) will then appear on the screen of the control unit (NOTE that the key for the unit should not be set to “Læsa hnöppum” (Lock buttons)).
If you get locked outside or door locks malfunction:
1) If this happens during the office hours of BN Student Housing, call the office of the company at 570-6600 or the building supervisors of the company (the phone numbers can be seen on the website bn.is).
2) If this happens outside office hours, residents must call Securitas and they will then arrive to open apartments. Residents will be charged the cost of opening an apartment, unless the door system malfunctioned.
Termination / return of housing
Housing is automatically terminated at the end of the lease. Three months before the end of the rental period, tenants receive an email informing them that they have 10 days to extend or terminate through their home area. Those who intend to continue renting after the end of the contract period must request an extension of the contract three months before the end of the rental period. If housing is terminated before the end of the rental period, a form of termination shall be used until the tenant's home area. BN reserves the right to a three-month notice period during the rental period. The notice period is shortened if the office of BN can, at the tenant's request, provide a new resident before that request must be received in writing to email@example.com, but the deadline will never be shorter than one month from the notice. Termination can not be withdrawn if a new tenant has accepted the contract. It is not possible to change the date in the request to be released earlier except in consultation with the BN office and that request must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is possible to apply for a transfer within the system after six months in rent from Byggingafélagið. To do this, you need to submit a new application on your homepage on www.bn.is.
For details regarding your payment methods while you stay at Nauthólsvegur 83-85