Valid contract

Your contract is valid as soon as you have signed the contract and uploaded it on My page. You will need to do this within the deadline stated on the offer you have received.

The majority of contracts expire on July 31st

Our housing contracts do not last longer than one year. If your contract expires 31 July or 31 December, you will receive an offer to apply for a new contract in due time before it ends.

You cannot transfer your contract on to others

If you live with someone, he/she will be given priority over other external applicants in the new application round. Chances increase if the person you live with applies well in advance.

Your rent is due the 1st each month

Rent is paid in advance. Remember that you can set up an an electronic bill or direct debit from your online banking.

Giving notice

Want to terminate your tenancy? Remember that you need to give us either 2 or 3 months notice, depending on your type of housing.

Maximum tenancy period and age limit

Maximum tenancy period for our housing is 5 years, and you must be between the age of 18 and 35 to apply for tenancy.

If you receive an offer for accommodation, you will receive an email informing you that your contract is available at My page.

If you wish to accept, you must sign and upload the contract within the deadline stated on the offer you have received. Otherwise the offer be passed on to the next person on the waiting list.

By signing the contract you are confirming that you have read and accepted the appendices. These are listed on the 

No Tenancy Contracts in SiO Housing run longer than to July 31 each year. During April, all contract holders with contract expiration July 31 will receive an offer on My page to apply for a new contract, always for a maximum of one year at a time. We send a notification by e-mail when the offer is posted.

Rent is due the 1st of every month and is paid in advance.

You will receive your invoice around the 17th of every month. You can also find the invoice at My page.

How it works
The invoice will be sent on the 17th of month that you move in. This invoice will include rent for the month that you move in and the next month coming.

If you have questions about your rent, please contact the Customer Service Centre.

Remember to update your email, mobile number and bank account details at My page. 

Paying rent
The account number for the rent is 6094 05 59823.

Remember to include your KID-number – or the invoice number and your name.

We recommend that you pay the rent on My page. You cannot pay your rent via VIPPS because we will be unable to identify who the payment is coming from. If another person is paying your rent, you have to forward the invoice details to him/her.

If an educational institution is responsible for paying your rent, here is how to fill out My Payment Information on My Page.

Payments from / to a foreign account
If you are paying from a foreign account, you will need the SWIFT-code and IBAN-number:
IBAN-number rent: NO7260940559823

NB: It is not possible to use the KID-number from overseas, so remember to include your name and the invoice number.

If you have a Norwegian account, you can pay via E-faktura or Avtalegiro. 

SiO has decided to discontinue the current deposit scheme. Your deposit will be liquidated and reimbursed by end of 2022.

If you have received a deposit invoice, you do not have to pay it.

Here you will find frequently asked questions and answers about the discontinuing of the deposit scheme.

Contracts do not last longer than 1 year. If your contract expires 31 July or 31 December, you will receive an offer to apply for a new contract. The application form for new contracts will be available on My page and we will notify you in due time.

In order for you to receive a new contract, you must fulfil certain criteria, which you can read more about in our allocation rules.

If your contract expires at any other point during the year, it is your responsibility to apply for a new contract before it ends. We recommend that you do this well in advance and no later than 2 - 3 months before the contract expires.

It is not possible to transfer contracts between couples. However, cohabitants do have priority over other external applicants. Read more about this in our allocation rules.

If you want to move out before the end of your tenancy, you must register a termination notice on My pageIf you wish to terminate your tenancy contract, please give notice 2 or 3 months in advance, depending on your type of accommodation.

Your notice will be calculated from the 15th or the end of the month. 

It is possible to shorten the notice period for all accommodations during the period from 15 July to 15 August. You can register this yourself on My page at if you have 2 months' termination period in your contract. Please contact SiO Customer Service here if you have 3 months' termination period.

You can terminate the contract to 31 July by 15 July, to 15 August by 31 July and to 31 August by 15 August. After this, the contractual notice period applies.

Couples and family accommodations have a three-month termination throughout the year.

If you change your mind and want to terminate the contract before you move in, it's important to give a written notice as soon as possible. See more information in general conditions.

Notice that if you decide to move out before the contract expires, you will still have to pay rent for the rest of the notice period. You can sublet your residence during the notice period, read more about how you apply for subletting here.

The fee for unpaid bills is 35 NOK per bill as per October 1, 2020.

We follow common procedures for debt collection.