When your lease starts on the first day of the month, you can pick up the key earliest on the first working day of that month after midday (according to the Finnish rental law and the previous tenant has time until this to return the key) from the Housing Office (address: Inspehtorinkatu 12A). The key is available only during office hours, not on evenings, weekends or public holidays.
Spring semester 2022: Tenants moving into apartments in Iltakajo and Student Village West can pick up their keys from 15th December 2021 and tenants moving into apartments in Student Village East can pick up their keys from 3rd January 2022. Please note: Move in date is 3rd January 2022. Even if you pick-up your keys earlier, you can´t move in earlier than 3rd January 2022. Please note that the move-in and move-out date in January is the same day, so the cleaning of the apartments may still be in progress on 3rd January 2022.
Please also note that the key has to be activated before it can be used. The activation can be done 3rd January 12 am at the earliest. You can find instructions for activation in the key envelope.
If you are arriving later than in the beginning of the month then you can pick up the key after your arrival (during office hours). If you are arriving outside office hours, you can ask your student tutor from your arrival university to pick up the key in advance for you (if the key is already available). Please contact your arrival university to find out who’s going to be your tutor and the tutor will contact TYS for possible early key request (remember to tell your tutor your apartment’s address).
Please note that the time when you pick up the key does not affect on the rent, the rent is paid for the full semester.