Who can apply for your rental housing?

Rental housing can be applied for by young adults aged 18 to 29 years who go to work or seek employment. Students who go to work alongside studies can also apply for our housing.

Tenant selection priority is given to those young people who are becoming independent, are homeless, working or venturing into the working life.

 

How long is the application period? When do I get to know?

It is impossible to give an exact waiting time for getting an apartment. 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.

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.

 

How much are the rents?

We are a non-profit company and we strive to keep the amount of rents as affordable as possible. The rent of a single home depends, among other things, on the city/rural district, size of the apartment, and the location and age of the house.

You can see the rent level of different houses and apartments in the Apartments page. (Asunnot-sivu)

What is the housing situation? Where can I find the vacant residences?

Our vacant residences are nowhere to be seen. We rarely have apartments that are available immediately. Apartments become vacant as residents move away and they will be filled out immediately with suitable residents.

When a resident terminates the lease of an apartment, we check the applications for that specific building and for apartments of that size and contact the suitable applicants. 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 our customer service is not able to answer to inquiries about vacant apartments. 

 

 

Can a student apply for your residence?

If you go to work along with your studies, you can apply for an apartment.

Students are offered low-cost student housing, which means that full-time students are not part of our target group.

If I receive a place to study, do I have to move away from my apartment?

No, you do not need to. Although students are not part of our main target group when we select residents, you can continue living in your apartment despite your studies normally in case you have already moved to the apartment.

When should the attachments of the application be submitted?

When you submit an application, you will receive an automatic message containing instructions on what attachments are required, and how and where you need to submit them.

In general, attachments are requested to be provided in the interview.

Can I apply for your housing even if I have a payment default / bad credit history?
Yes you can! We interview all our tenants before moving in and check their credit information. If you still have a debt, you can be asked to submit a payment plan for the debts.
With people with  a non-payment record, we usually start with signing a short lease agreement in the beginning. Thus you have the chance to show us that you are a responsible tenant and pay your rent in time. If so, we’ll continue your lease as an ordinary lease agreement.

 

How much is the security deposit?

0€! Starting from 1st of December 2020, we no longer collect security deposits.

 

 

Are water and electricity included in the rent?

No. The water fee is € 15-20 per month per person, depending on the house.

The residents make an electricity contract with the company they want to and pay their electricity bills themselves.

Are pets allowed in the apartments?

Yes!

How long is the lease?

Usually we make tenant agreements for 5 years at a time. However, if there have been no issues with the tenancy or rent payment, tenant can live in the apartment until the age of 35.

However, the tenant can terminate the agreement whenever they choose, with a one month’s notice.

In case there are continuous disturbances, the tenant breaks the rules of tenant agreement or doesn’t pay his/hers rent, the landlord can terminate the tenancy agreement.

Can I apply for an apartment together with a friend or girl/boyfriend? Can I apply for the same cell apartment with a friend?

Yes you can! 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.