The 5 different types of accommodation are the following:

  • the single dorm room : this is a room for one person with a private bathroom (WC, shower, washbasin). For some rooms in Falaises, the bathroom is  shared  with one other person. A large kitchen is shared on the floor or nearby
  • the flatshare room : this is a room for one person. The bathrooms (toilet, shower, sink) can be private or shared with others. The kitchen-living area is to be shared with the other flatmates. 
  • the one person studio flat: this is a studio flat for one person with a private bathroom (WC, shower, washbasin) and kitchenette.
  • the two person studio flat: this is a studio flat for two persons. This is the same as the one person studio but furniture is provided for 2 persons. Please note that the lease is in the name of one tenant only.
  • the 2 person flat : this is a flat with 2 bedrooms, or a living room and a bedroom, equipped with a bathroom (WC, shower, washbasin) and a kitchen area. Couples and families are given priority for these flats. Please note that the lease is in the name of one tenant only.
  • Other types of accommodation, for example, double room, mezzanine are available in some residences.

2 different types of contract are currently available:

(for the fees, Rental Fees)

Type of lease

Length

Starting date

Renewal Exit date Termination delay
EASY
(as of 01.01.2016)
3.5 months min. - 5 years max. Beginning or mid-month Automatically renewed after 3.5 months End or mid-month 2 months
TEMPO
Only in summer
2 weeks min. - 3 months max. Beginning or mid-month Non-renewable End or mid-month Fixed length lease

Change of accommodation type or house / residence

The only possible changes are upgrades, from a room to a studio for example, after a year of stay. Such a change generates a fee of CHF 250 to be paid in advance. The type of lease remains unchanged and a new guarantee must be opened. The old guarantee is released after the check-out of the room.

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