First browse the selection of our apartments on the Asunnot page. The application shall be filled electronically in the Finnish Youth Housing Association NAL’s application service. Select the houses and the apartment types that you want to apply for.
After you have submitted the application you will be sent a confirmation and an application code via email.
Tip! Consider carefully which houses and apartment types you select in your application and how much you are willing to pay for rent. You will be offered only such apartments that meet your requirements. If you only include the most popular houses, you may have to wait for a vacant apartment for a long time. Please do not select such houses that you are not willing to move into. If you refuse a number of apartment offers, you may not be offered apartments any more.
Our apartments are generally not vacant, but they become available as previous residents move out. When an apartment becomes vacant, the application system will find the applications in which the criteria match the location, size and rent level of the apartment.
The selection also depends on how urgently the applicant needs an apartment. Since our apartments are state-subsidized rental apartments (so-called ARA apartments), we comply with the instructions provided by the Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland (ARA) when choosing tenants so that apartments are first offered to those who need them the most.
Please note, that there will be no progress reports regarding your application. Once we have received your apartment application, you are automatically included in our tenant selection process. We will contact you by phone or e-mail if we have an apartment to offer you.
If a suitable apartment is granted to you, it usually is possible to see the apartment before you decide whether you want to take it.
It is impossible to give an exact waiting time for getting an apartment. It depends on the number of apartments that become vacant, the applicant’s criteria and the level of urgency for an apartment. Getting an apartment is therefore not based on a queuing system.
Unfortunately, not everyone who wants an apartment can have one, because there are always more applicants than there are apartments. Studio apartments and apartments located in the most central locations have the most applicants.
Tip! If you are in a hurry, you should include as many houses as possible in your application.
Your application is valid for 3 months. A suitable apartment may not, however, become available during this period of time, so you should keep the application up to date and matching your situation. Please remove your application if you no longer need an apartment.
The attachments to the application
The attachments required in the application are:
- Specification of the most recent confirmed certificate of taxation.
- Records of income: employment contract, last salary receipt or other proof of regular income.
- If the applicant is not a Finnish citizen, a passport or a residence permit will also be required.
The credit history is checked for all applicants. If the applicant has payment default entry, they are requested to submit a listing of the debtor’s distraint matters given by the distrainer.
The attachments shall be presented in the tenant interview.
Applying with a girl/boyfriend
You can also apply an apartment together with your friend or girl/boyfriend. For example, you can apply for the same cell apartment. If you are applying for housing in the same cell apartment, you shall both submit your own applications, in which you select the same cell apartment and in the Other wishes field, write the name of the friend with whom you want to live. If you want to apply for, for example, a two-room apartment with your girl/boyfriend, submit a shared application with him/her. Please write in the Other wishes field, that you apply for a shared lease. If there are three applicants, write the name of the third person in the Other wishes field.
Questions about applications
Resident selection is managed by location. In Helsinki the resident selection is carried out by NAL Apartments. Our customer service can answer to general questions on resident selection. Please note however, that our customer service is not able to answer to inquiries about vacant apartments or the current situation of a specific application.
In other locations, the NAL’s local branch makes the resident selection and answers questions related to the region’s housing and resident selection.
- NAL Riihimäki firstname.lastname@example.org