Searching for former tenants
More than 8.000 former international students to Oslo have almost one million EURO due in Norway. Student Housing, a department of The Foundation for Student Life in Oslo and Akershus (SiO), is searching for former international tenants who may have money due after their period of residence for study in Oslo between 2003 and 2010. Students from more than 150 countries may have a right to a refund of some of their energy expenses as a result of an incorrect electricity metering.
The Norwegian energy supplier Hafslund has taken full responsibility after it was discovered that energy had been calculated incorrectly. SiO has consequently received a payback amounting to 2,6 million EURO from Hafslund. As the incorrect metering has affected tenants at Student Housing, SiO intends to refund all effected tenants, both current and former.
The organization has put in place a refund system and is now searching internationally for their former tenants.
Managing Director of Student Housing, Trond Bakke, says: - SiO has sent out letters and e-mails to all former student residents world wide. Since years has gone by SiO is concerned that a lot of these inquiries will be returned unanswered due to non-updated postal and e-mail addresses.
Tenants affected by the refund
Tenants affected are those connected to the joint electricity meter at the student villages Kringsjå and Fjellbirkeland and with a tenancy agreement between 1.1.2009 and 31.12.2010. This group of tenants will receive a refund for energy charges that were overpaid on the basis of invoices that were too high.
All tenants at Student Housing with a tenancy agreement between 1.1.2003 and 31.12.2008 living in flats or apartments without an individual electricity meter will receive a refund for rent that was overcharged due to incorrect electricity metering.
Former students to Oslo who may have a right to the refund must fill out a form available at www.sio.no/bolig
Managing Director at Student Housing in SiO
Trond Bakke, email@example.com
Phone no. (+47) 22 18 83 12
Mobil no. (+47) 40 20 40 01