Residents

Subletting the apartment in full and offering as accommodation

The apartments of Helsingin Asuntohankinta are intended solely as the main residence of the tenant(s). Our rental contracts expressly prohibit any and all use of our apartments for financial gain, for example, by renting them out through Airbnb. Subletting an apartment in full to someone else is also expressly forbidden. If these rules are violated, your rental contract will be terminated with immediate effect.

An exception to the general rule on subletting in full is if a tenant needs to move to another municipality or abroad temporarily for work or study reasons, during which the tenant may be granted permission to rent out their apartment to another person temporarily. Permission for a temporary change of tenant or subletting to a subtenant must be applied for in advance from Helsingin Asuntohankinta, using the designated form. The tenant must not make any profit from subletting. This also applies to permitted subletting.

The main tenant may sublet no more than a half of the apartment (half of the total number of rooms) to another tenant without receiving permission from the landlord provided that subletting does not cause significant nuisance or disturbance to the landlord.

The main tenant must provide information to the subtenant about the landlord and the terms of the rental contract. A notification of the subtenant’s details must also be submitted to the housing association. The maintenance company will open doors only for residents listed in the register of occupants, if the keys are lost or forgotten at home, for example.

In a sublet apartment, the main tenant is responsible for paying the rent and utilities charges (sauna fees, parking space, etc.) and managing other tenancy obligations. It is also the main tenant’s responsibility to make sure that the subtenant adheres to the code of conduct and other terms of the rental contract in all residential matters.

If Oy Helsingin Asuntohankinta Ab detects any illegal accommodation rentals in the company’s apartments, the company shall assume a social responsibility and report the illegal activity to the taxing authorities and Kela for a possible reassessment of benefits.

The main tenant may sublet no more than a half of the apartment (half of the total number of rooms) to another tenant without receiving permission from the landlord provided that subletting does not cause significant nuisance or disturbance tai to the landlord. The main tenant must provide information to the subtenant about the landlord and the terms of the rental contract. A notification of the subtenant’s details must also be submitted to the housing association. The maintenance company will open doors only for residents listed in the register of occupants, if the keys are lost or forgotten at home, for example.