Applicants need to be between 18 to 29 year old. 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 can I get an apartment?
The waiting period depends on the location, size and rent of the apartment applied to and the personal situation of the applicant.The release of apartments depends on people terminating their lease or tenant agreements. i.e. the apartments only become available when someone moves out. Therefore, it is impossible to say when a certain person gets an apartment. When the apartments are released, applicants are called for an interview.
You can ask about your application from the customer service of NAL Asunnot (Helsinki) or from the local housing counselor (other cities).
If you only apply to the most popular houses, the waiting period can be quite long. Therefore, it is advisable to apply to many different houses. if possible.
How much is the rent?
The rent level varies according to the region, location and age of the house and size of the apartment. We aim to maintain our rents as cheap as possible. Our rents are below free market price.
You can see the rent level of different houses and apartments in the Apartments page. (Asunnot-sivu)
Where can I see the apartments that are available?
We don’t have a page for available apartments, since there are rarely any apartments empty. The release of apartments depends on people terminating their lease or tenant agreements. i.e. the apartments only become available when someone moves out. As soon as an apartments becomes available, we offer it to suitable applicants.
I'm a student, can I apply for an apartment?
If you are working and studying at the same time, you can apply. Of course you can also apply if you are a full-time student, but priority is given to those that are working or looking for work.
There are a lot affordable student apartments available for students and therefore we focus on young people who are not students.
When do I need present the attachments for application?
Attachments are requested to be presented in an interview.
I have a non-payment record in my credit information, can I still get an apartment?
Yes you can! We interview all our tenants before moving in and check their credit information. In case you have a non-payment record, we ask you to inform us why you have it and what is the payment plan in case there are still payments left. 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 deposit?
Rental security deposit is determined by the apartment size:
Less than 40 m², 650 euros.
More than 40 m², 950 euros.
Home insurance reduces the amount of security deposit by 100 euros.
Are water and electricity included in the rent?
No. The cost for water is 15 to 20 euros per person depending on the house and is paid with rent every month.
The tenants need to make an electricity agreement themselves with a company of choice.
Are pets allowed?
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.