If you want, you can sublease a part of your apartment for someone else to use. For example, if you live in a two-room apartment, you can rent the other room for someone else. The sublease agreement is done between the main tenant and the subtenant, and the landlord (JYY, Soihtu) is not involved.
Thus, subletting an apartment means that the main tenant and the subtenant live in the same apartment. The sublease may be for a fixed term or indefinitely.
If you are subleasing your apartment, please notify our customer service in writing. Make a written agreement with your subtenant by using the ready template and fill in the form of subletting your apartment. Submit both the sublease form and a copy of the sublease to our customer service before the subtenancy begins (no later than 7 days prior the start date). Without this information, we will not be able to for instance open the apartment’s door for them if they forget or lose their key.
From January 1, 2024, we will charge a service fee of 55 euros for contract changes related to subleasing the apartment.
- You must always notify the landlord of the subleasing so that the subtenant can for instance order the door to be opened if necessary.
- The sublease can be done for a fixed term or indefinitely. If your own tenancy agreement with JYY (Soihtu) is a fixed-term lease, the sublease have to be done for a fixed term as well. Otherwise, you can choose do you make sublease for a fixed term or indefinitely.
- According to the law, you cannot have a subtenant in a studio apartment.
- You can charge the subtenant maximum the same amount of rent that you pay to the landlord. JYY (Soihtu) recommends collecting the rent payments to your own bank account first and then paying to us. That way you can easily follow that the payments are made.
- The subtenant will receive their own ID for the booking service from the sercive point of Soihtu Housing. He/she can book laundry turns or common areas for their own use. Subtenants cannot make any paid reservations (parking spaces, sauna turns). You can book a parking space and/or a sauna turn on behalf of your subtenant, if you so agree (this payment will be recorded in your rental information and you can instruct the subtenant to pay the fee(s) in together with the rent).
- As the main tenant, you are responsible to the owner of the apartment (JYY, Soihtu) for the rent and other payments of the entire apartment, as well as maintaining the apartment during the subleasing.
- Both parties of the sublease agreement (the main tenant and the subtenant) should remember that the sublease agreement ends at the same time as the main tenant’s lease agreement (at latest).
Please note that if you rent your ENTIRE apartment, not just a part of it, to another person, legally it means temporarily assigning the apartment to someone else, not subleasing.
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