Changing Kuopas apartment
You can change your student apartment if you like. For single room apartments / studios the waiting time is normally around 6 months – 1 year. Larger apartments of 2-3 rooms and shared apartments are usually always available.
The first thing to do is applying. If you get an offer and you want to accept it, you should terminate your current contract. Remember, that the notice time for your current apartment’s termination is 1 month. In some situations it may be, that you would need to pay rent for both the old and new apartments.
Example 1: If we offer you a new contract that would start on 1.2.2019 in the beginning of January (let’s say on 10.1.2019), that would mean that you would need to pay the February’s rent for both apartments. More information about terminating the contract here.
Example 2: If we would offer that same apartment (new contract would start on 1.2.2019) in the end of December 2018 (let’s say 20.12.2018), you would have time to terminate your current contract during December, which would mean that your current contract would end on the last day of January 2019. In this situation you would not have to pay rent for both of the apartments.
Please keep in mind that in family residences the responsibility for termination, the apartment and the payment of the rent is shared even in the case of a separation, for as long as the tenancy contract is in effect. All obligations to Kuopas must be met before a change in residence is possible. You can’t change residence if you have not paid all of the earlier rents.
If you are changing your apartment inside Kuopas and the 1st day of the month happens to be at the weekend or a common holiday, you can pick up the new key from our office between 8:00-9:00 free of charge and without a need to inform us about it. Also, if changing apartments within Kuopas, you need to return the key of the old apartment before 12:00 of the first day of your new tenancy contract. As an example, if your tenancy agreement ends on 31.1 and the new one starts on 1.2 you have to return your old keys before 12:00 1.2.
Please see our instructions for the Notice of termination here.
Residency can be paused for a certain period in the case of serving in the army or civilian duty, extended illness, practical training in another town or abroad or a similar reason. For this, you need permission from Kuopas to rent your residence to another student. Ask more from the Kuopas’ Housing Office.