Out of Town for a While?
If you are temporarily absent from Tampere due to exchange studies, an internship related to your studies, military or civil service or for a similar reason and your right to studies continues as normal, you do not have to terminate your tenancy agreement. The agreement is valid, but you are still required to pay the rent and take 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 concerning the apartment using the normal giving notice period (one calendar month). As well as giving notice, the tenant fills in the form on 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 that corresponds to the old flat (type of the flat, location and size). The starting day of the new agreement is based on the certificate concerning the absence (e.g. the starting day may not be postponed to August if the absence ends in June).
The transfer of the right to tenancy must be made together with the giving notice.
The tenant must present a certificate of the reason for the absence (e.g. acceptance letter to exchange studies). Transfer of the right to tenancy must be made together with the giving notice or at the latest before the tenancy agreement ends. It is not possible to make the transfer of the right to tenancy later, such as in the middle of the exchange semester.
Temporary Assignment of a Residential Apartment
You may also make a temporary assignment of the apartment due to the above mentioned reasons. Find a temporary tenant and deliver the form to TOAS office one month before the temporary assignment begins. Note: 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–April) 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 the TOAS office.
During the summer months (May–August) there are no other requirements other than in case of a shared apartment, the temporary tenant must be of the same gender as the TOAS tenant.
If you wish to change to another TOAS apartment, submit the application on our website and as normal.