Changes during your stay at TOAS
Studies abroad/internship/military or civil service
In case you will be temporarily absent from Tampere due to exchange studies, an internship related to your studies, military or civil service or to a similar reason and your right to studies continues normally, you do not have to terminate your tenancy agreement. The agreement is valid normally. Tenant is also normally responsible for paying the rent and taking care of the apartment.
Transfer of the right to tenancy
Based on the above mentioned reasons, the tenant may apply for the transfer of the right to tenancy. The tenant gives notice to the apartment with the normal giving notice time (one calendar month). Together with the giving notice the tenant fills in the form of the transfer of the right to tenancy. When the reason for the absence (exchange studies etc.) is over, TOAS will offer the tenant a new flat which corresponds to the old flat (type of the flat, location and size). The starting day of the new agreement is based on the certificate about the absence (e.g. the starting day may not be postponed to August if the absence ends in June).
Transfer of the right to tenancy must be made together with the giving notice and the tenant must present a certificate of the reason for the absence (e.g. acceptance letter to exchange studies). It is not possible to do the transfer of the right to tenancy later, e.g. in the middle of the exchange semester.
Temporary assignment of a residential apartment
The tenant may also make a temporary assignment of the apartment due to the above mentioned reasons. The TOAS tenant must find the temporary tenant himself/herself and deliver the form to TOAS office one month before the temporary assignment begins. Note that despite the temporary assignment the TOAS tenant remains responsible for the rent and all other terms of the tenancy agreement.
During the academic year (September–May) the temporary tenant must be a student and the TOAS tenant must present a certificate of the reason for the temporary assignment (e.g. exchange studies). The temporary tenant’s student certificate must also be presented at TOAS office. During the summer months (May–August) there are no other requirements than in case of a shared apartment, the temporary tenant must be of the same gender as the TOAS tenant.
Changing the apartment
If you wish to change to another TOAS apartment, you need to submit the application on TOAS website and queue normally.