Kuopas (Kuopio Student Housing Company) builds and maintains student housing in Kuopio. About 3000 students live in Kuopas housing already – join the community! Kuopas will provide you with a home during your studies in Kuopio.
So, I got an apartment. When can I move in?
After your tenancy agreement has begun, you can move into your Kuopas apartment. You don’t have to move in the first day of the contract.
You can find the instructions for using the storage room in your building in the storage room. Add room number and date to the storage room list when you claim the storage box. When you move out, overline your mark.
You don’t have to send us receipts about your rent payments.
How do I get the keys to my apartment?
As a tenant you are entitled to receive a single key to your apartment. The key also lets you into the common facilities in your house. The key is your personal belonging and has to be kept with care. If you move in with your partner or with a child, you may get more keys.
You can get the keys from the Kuopas office (at Torikatu 15, 70110 KUOPIO) beginning from the first day of your rent agreement. However, if the first day of the tenany contract is during a weekend or holiday, the right of possession starts on the following weekday. It is possible to get access to the apartment on the weekends and holidays by paying a non returnable fee of 70€. We will ask for your ID-card and signature when giving the key.
It is possible that the previous and coming tenant make a written contract of transferring the keys. See instructions from Tenant’s guide.
You’ll get the keys free of charge during working hours:
- Monday to Friday at 12.00–15.00
- First working day in every month at 8.00–15.30
Please remember, that the rooms in shared apartments have locks. Don’t leave your key inside and lock the door.
What should I do first?
When you move in, you should fill in the Apartment checklist (within 7 days), a form which you should fill in as first thing when you go into your apartment and inspect the condition of it. You can fill in the apartment checklist here.
If you want, you can use scotch tape or a sticker to attach your name on your own door and mailbox.
How to get a smooth start for living?
By law, it is the tenant`s responsibility to notify the local registration authorities of a change of address. Visit www.changeaddress.fito make the fastest and most affordable notification of change of address around the clock. Remember to inform your room number if you are living in a shared apartment.
You can find information about internet here: Internet, TV and modems
If you need to make your own electricity contract, please read the instructions for that: Instructions for electricity contract
If you need a parking space for your car, or if you want to your own sauna turn, please contact the Kuopas housing office firstname.lastname@example.org
What kind of rules and regulations should I follow?
Make yourself at home!
Living in a student house means co-operation with your room mates and neighbours. Order regulations and other rules are meant to be followed. By using common sense and by also listening to the opinions of others in interaction with roommates and neighbours, you can positively affect your own as well as community’s enjoyment.
You can download our rules and regulations here.
Also see our Tenant’s guide, there are many usefull guides that can answer your questions.
Also note that as a tenant you are responsible for cleaning and minor maintenance work of your apartment. See more information here: Home maintenance
Do I need home insurance?
Yes, it is a good idea. The real estate insurance taken by Kuopas does not cover the damages of your personal property or your own accidents.
Let’s say, if water damage takes place in an apartment near you and damages your belongings, a home insurance is the only way to get compensation. Also, if your own dish machine, as an example, breaks down and leaks water to the floor, the repair work for the floor is expensive and insurance is a good thing to have.
Contact insurance companies for more information.
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