The End of the Tenancy Agreement and Graduation
Notice of termination
The notice period for a tenant with a tenancy contract that is in effect until further notice is one calendar month. If the contract is fixed, the tenant does not need to give a notice of termination. The notice time is set to begin from the last day of the month in which the notice is given. Example: If you give your Notice of termination during January, you have to pay your rent until the end of February.
The notice of termination must be given in writing in Kuopas’ office (also by letter) or by scanning it and sending it by email. The notice must be signed.
You can download the notice of termination document here.
Are you graduating?
A tenant is, based on regulations concerning the right of tenancy of a student, personally responsible for giving notice once studies have come to an end. You can notice us by coming to the office or by sending an email about your graduation. After graduating Kuopas will terminate the contract. If your tenancy contract has lasted over a year, the notice time for the termination from Kuopas is six months from the end of the month the notice of termination was given. If less, then the notice time will be three months. Example: If you have lived in Kuopas’ apartment for over a year and Kuopas terminates the contract during January, you can live in the apartment until the end of July.
Are you changing your apartment within Kuopas?
Remember to terminate your current contract before accepting a new offer. If you haven’t terminated your current contract and you start a new one, you have to pay two rents at the same time, for at least one month.
This rule also applies if your building is demolished or sold by Kuopion Opiskelija-asunnot Oy.
Recission of the Agreement
In the case of serious violations the housing association has the right to recede from the agreement without a notice period. These are, for example, neglecting to pay the rent, a disturbing and obtrusive lifestyle, transfer of the right of tenancy or giving up a portion of the residence to another party without the permission of the housing association, etc.
The tenancy agreement will be terminated immediately once the notice of rescission is served. If necessary, the housing association will request an eviction order from the county court.
Inspection of the Contract
As a tenant you are bound to inform KUOPAS if there are any significant changes in the information you supplied when the tenancy contract was signed (example: end of studies, etc.). Giving incorrect information or refusing to supply information can lead to termination or recission of the tenancy agreement.