b KAUST Housing

Frequently Asked Questions

Common Frequently Asked Questions

Please find a compilation of common questions asked relating to accommodation on the Community Life website, https://communitylife.kaust.edu.sa

Housing Rent adjustment

Why is rent being adjusted?

Reassessment of rental rates are an inevitable part of renting and offers the opportunity to respond to changes in demand as well as costs over time. As sensitized in the previous year, an annual review of rental rates has resulted in an adjustment of housing rental charges for selected unit types.

Why now?

A review of rental rates is carried out on an annual basis.

Who will be affected by the rental adjustment?

Any changes to rental rates will be specified in the HR Housing Rent Policy, and applied from the 1st of July 2022. As they apply, rental contributions will continue to be capped at 25% of base salary for KAUST staff in their eligible units and in accordance with the Housing Rent Policy.

Will community benefits change with the rental adjustment?

The same resident benefits enjoyed under the previous rental framework including access to various community facilities will continue to apply.

Whom can I contact for more information?

For specific information relating to Housing and Housing Rent, please refer to your respective HR representative or contact:
- Housing Resident Relations Team: housingresident.relations@kaust.edu.sa
- Research Park Tenants: tenantsaffairsoffice@kaust.edu.sa