One of the perks about living in LifeX apartments is that you are not bound to one apartment or city. If you have seen a room or apartment that sparks your interest, then you can easily request a 'member move' with us.
How do I know which rooms are becoming available?
Browse vacant rooms in the group titled 'Rooms in
City Name' under the community tab in the app.
You can also see availabilities on our website.
How does it work?
Reach out to us through the chat in the app. Let us know which room, from when and what the reason for your request is.
Sign a new contract for the room.
Receive the key to your new apartment (our operations team will reach out to you to coordinate this the week before your moving day).
Move out of your old room by 9AM on the day of your new contract start date so the cleaners can prepare the room for new members. Leave the key in your room, and follow instructions received by email to collect the keys for your new home.
You can move into your new room after 4PM on the contract start date. You are more than welcome to leave your personal belongings in the common area of the new apartment from 9AM - 4PM, while your room will be cleaned.
Enjoy your new home, get to know your new housemates, and have a welcome dinner!
🛏️ If you want to move to another room in your current apartment, then you will get a new contract from either the 1st or 15th of the month that you want to move over - your rent will be automatically adjusted accordingly on your next invoice, as will the difference in prepaid rent. Your deposit will simply be held.
🏠 If you want to move to another apartment, we would also be happy to arrange this for you under one condition:
👩❤️👨 If you want to have your partner move with you, the room has to be a couple's room. If you already are in a couple's room, we can add your partner to your contract, and your rent will be increased by 10% as per our policy.
You have to have been in your current room for at least 2 months and will stay in your new room for at least 2 months as well. Kindly note that is a full calendar month, from the first to the last day of the month. If you move in on any other date of the month, you should count two extra months to complete the minimum stay.
We want to offer you flexibility, but nobody likes to live in a home that feels like a hotel where people come and go. By setting a minimum of 2 months, we try to prevent your current and your new apartment from having too much turnover.
Note: in Berlin and Munich we are obligated to have the minimum stay per apartment completed before moving. This also means that your minimum stay would reset to 3 or 6 months if you move to another apartment. The minimum stay does not reset when you move to another room inside the same apartment however.
When do I need to let you know that I would like to move?
As soon as possible! LifeX members are always prioritised but please be aware that the possibility to move is always based on availability and an empty room might have already been reserved for a future member.
I see a room that is available now, when can I move to that room?
You can move to a new room on the 1st or 15th of the month. If you have a specific reason why this doesn't work for you and you would like to move on a different date, then let us know and we can see what we can do for you.
What about the rent / prepaid rent payment and my deposit?
When you have signed a new contract, the difference in rent (if moving mid-month) will be automatically calculated and reflected on your next invoice, as will the difference in prepaid rent. Your current deposit will be moved to your current room, and you do NOT need to pay the deposit once more.