When can I sublease my apartment?

A student renting a room/apartment from Kuopas can temporarily sublease their whole room/apartment to a third person during the summer months (June-August) or for the duration of a study-related work experience or exchange. During the study-related work experience or exchange subleasing the sub-tenant has to be also a student. During the summer months (June-August) subleasing sub-tenant can also be other than student.

The principal tenant has to provide certificate to Kuopas about the study-related work experience or exchange.

Subleasing a part of apartment to a friend

A student can also sublet a part of their family apartment to another student, for as long as they both are students. As an example, you can rent a 3 room family apartment and sublease half of the apartmet to your friend. The other one is the principal tenant and the other one subleases half of the apartment to himself/herself.

How to sublease Kuopas apartment?

The principal tenant is alone responsible for condition and rent payment for the room/apartment during subleasing time to Kuopas.

Please, notice if you sublease your room from a shared apartment, you have to rent your room from female shared apartment to female and room from male shared apartment to male.

The rent per month must not be higher than the rent with Kuopas. Renting through Airbnb and other services like that are forbidden.

Always draw up a subleasing agreement in writing, please use this form: Subleasing form.

Remember to give one copy to Kuopas before subleasing time will start. It is forbidden to sublease your apartment without informin Kuopas. If you haven’t informed Kuopas that you are subleasing your room/apartment or if the conditions for subleasing are not met, Kuopas has the right to not approve the subleasing. Kuopas can also terminate your contract if you sublease your apartment without sending the documents to Kuopas.