Milman and Einstein Dorms
Several types of apartments are available in the buildings:
- A studio apartment (one room) for two roommates or a couple.
- A two rooms apartment for three roommates, (two roommates in the big room and one in the smaller room).
- A two rooms apartment for four roommates (Two roommates in each room)
All of the apartments include:
- Bed, closet, desk and chair (per resident).
- Electric water heater.
- LCD television, satellite box.
- Wireless internet connection, 5 MB.
The rent is due on the 1st of every month, i.e. on September 1st (In Milman) the rent for September will be deducted from your account, or on October 1st (in Einstein) the rent for October will be deducted from your account. Through a standing order which every resident must arrange before signing the contract. It is not possible to arrange for paying the rent on a later date. Rent is apx. 1500-2000 NIS.
When signing the contract the resident must provide a receipt for the deposit payment (which ranges from 1800 NIS to 2000 NIS) and a promissory note signed by a guarantor (as well as the standing order form as stated above).
The deposit is returned to the resident within sixty business days from the last day of the contract, by cheque.
If, for any reason, the rent payment does not go through, the resident must transfer the rent, plus 30 NIS commission, to the dorms' bank account. The dorms office will contact the resident and provide details.
The monthly rent includes all of the utility bills: water, gas, electricity, city hall, internet and cable. Be advised, however, that since the fixed payment for electricity for each resident, per month, is 106 NIS, if the electricity consumption exceeds this amount, the difference must be paid by the resident.
At the the end of the rental period before vacating your apartment, it will be inspected by dorm's security officer. Please follow his instructions. The apartment is to be vacated from any and all personal artifacts, and left clean and organized. Any maintenance problem and/or damage found in the apartment after your departure might cause a deduction from your deposit. Upon exiting the dorms, leave the apartment key at the guard's post.
Some international students choose to live off-campus either in the center of the city or outside of the city. Sharing a standard apartment with one or two roommates, may cost more or the same as the dorms.
My contract has ended. When will I get my deposit back?
The deposit is returned as a cheque within 60 business days from the final day of the contract. The dorms office will contact you as soon as the check arrives at the office. Note that the full amount of the deposit is returned only if you have fulfilled your duties and followed procedures upon leaving the dorms (properly vacating and cleaning the apartment, paying any remaining debts).
How and when can I cancel the contract?
Cancelling the contract is conditioned by finding a substitute resident. If you have found one, the deposit is returned within 60 business days from the final day of the contract as usual.
I cannot find a substitute resident. Can I still cancel the contract?
No. It is impossible to cancel the contract without finding a replacement.
What should I do in order to host a guest in my apartment over night?
In order to house a guest, you have to fill in a hosting form to be approved by the dorms security officer. You can find the form at the guard's post. In addition, hosting will only be approved with the consent of your roommate.
Can I host anyone?
No. you may only host guests over 16 years old. The guest will be asked to present an ID on his arrival at the building, and will not be allowed to enter if he is under 16.
Is there a limitation to the number of times I can host?
Yes. Hosting is allowed one night during the week (Sunday-Wednesday) and two nights during the weekend (Thursday-Saturday). Overall, it is not possible to host more than eight nights a month.
I need to exceed my hosting limitation / host for a longer period of time. What should I do?
On certain circumstances, exceptions can be made. Send an email with a detailed request to the dorms office. Your request will then be transferred to the dorms manager for approval. Note that if your request is approved, you might have to pay a fee per night of hosting.
Until what time can I have a visitor in my apartment without an approved hosting form?
Visitors may stay in the dorms no later than 24:00 on Sunday-Thursday and Saturday, and no later than 02:00 on Friday.
I have a maintenance problem in my apartment. What should I do?
With any maintenance issues, fill in the complaint form at the guard's post, and the building's maintenance supervisor will attend to it as soon as possible.
My TV/cable/internet is not working. What should I do?
With any technical problem of this sort, follow the instructions on the dorms website.
If additional help is required, contact the dorms office.
I lost my key. How can I get a new one?
If you lost your key, fill in the maintenance form at the guard's post and the building's maintenance supervisor will duplicate your key for you. Note that you will be charged the cost of the duplication.
Fines and Regulations
In what cases might I receive a fine from the dorms security officer?
The dorms security officer may decide to fine any resident for violating dorms regulations or code of conduct. For example, not keeping quiet after 23:00, not keeping the public areas clean, causing damage to dorms property, hosting without authorization etc.
I was fined. How do I pay?
The fine can be paid by a bank transfer to the account detailed in the letter you received. A second option is to ask the office to add the fine to the rent charge of the next month.
Note that not paying the fine on time will enlarge the fine.