Housing instructions

Why should you fill in an apartment card when moving in? Can I paint the walls of my apartment? Where should I advise my friend to park their car?

On the Instructions page, we have compiled information, instructions and tips for applying for and living in Soihtu’s housing location. See also our FAQ page for frequently asked questions.

Moving out

Apartment inspections

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When you move out, Soihtu Facility Services will the check the condition of the apartment. In some apartments in Kortepohja Student Village, also pre-inspections are conducted. Please read the instructions below and out move-out...

Instructions for moving out


If you have terminated your lease agreement or your fixed-term lease is ending, please read these instructions carefully before your move. We hope you have enjoyed your time as a tenant of Soihtu! Please remember that termination of the tenancy...

Mail delivery

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Letters and other mail are delivered by Posti and other mail delivery companies. It is the tenant's responsibility to file a moving notice every time they move, therefore Soihtu is not responsible for the previous tenant's mail. If you don't...

Move-out cleaning

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Every apartment must always be cleaned carefully when moving out. Here you can find extensive cleaning instructions when moving out is current.  Responsibilities of a moving tenant include:  Cleaning surfaces in all rooms (e.g....

Pets in the apartments of Soihtu

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Pets are allowed in all other apartments in Soihtu, except furnished apartments and the building B in Soihtu Vehkakuja. In shared apartments, keeping pets must always be negotiated with the other tenants. See also Terms of...

Reporting resident changes

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During the tenancy, the situation of the tenant might change in many ways: moving in with your partner, having a child, breaking up, child moving out and other events are a part of life. When more people move into the apartment or someone moves...

Returning the keys

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The keys must be returned the latest on the working day that follows the last day of your tenancy agreement by 12 pm. The keys can be returned to the mailbox of Soihtu Housing (Vehkakuja 2 B) or to our customer service within the normal opening...

Tenant’s Cleaning Instructions

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Soihtu Facility Services takes care of the cleanliness of the common rooms and spaces. As a tenant, you should take care of the cleanliness and general upkeep of your apartment. Regular cleaning is a tenant’s basic responsibility – clean...

The deposit


JYY has not been collecting security deposits from new Soihtu tenants for contracts from 1 January 2022 onwards. This applies to contracts starting on 1 January 2022 or later, in cases where the apartment offer has been sent to the applicant on 1...