The moving day in KOAS properties is always the first weekday of the month. This usually means, that the previous tenant is moving out the same day as the new tenant is arriving.
We encourage you to empty the apartment already on the last day of the month, so that the moving operation would go as smoothly as possible. Reserve the check up for the date when your apartment is empty and cleaned. Remember to return your key during the same day!
Cleaning up when moving out
Leave your apartment in tidy condition when moving out.
- Wipe the floor with a damp cloth
- Wipe all flat surfaces
- Remove stains from all surfaces
- Wipe doors, cabinets, drawers and doors
- Wash the toilet and bathroom, floor drain and the shower curtain (gentle wash at 40°C)
- Take out the rubbish from all rooms
- Clean the oven, hob and cooker hood (also wash the grease filter)
- Wipe off the stove and the backsplash
- Defrost and clean the fridge / freezer, turn the power off and leave the doors open
(in shared apartments, only do this if everyone in moving out)
- Clean the air valves
- Empty and sweep the balcony and the property storage
After the final clean-up there should be no rubbish, spills or stains. Departing tenants may not leave their belongings in the apartment, balcony and property storage or on the yard.
Moving out before the end of your lease
If you move before your lease runs out, return the keys and contact the Housing Office to book a KOAS Departure Check. By doing this you ensure that your will not be liable for the condition of the apartment after your departure.
If you wish to keep the key until your lease runs out, you must visit the apartment and check the condition of the premises shortly before the KOAS Departure Check date.
After the tenant has returned the keys and vacated the apartment, the owner is legally entitled to use the premises.
Returning the keys
Return all your copies of the keys to the Housing Office, no copies of the keys should be left in the apartment. The key must be returned no later than first working day following the end of the lease.
If the Housing Office is not open, keys should be placed in an envelope along with your contact details and left in the drop-box located just outside the entrance to the KOAS Housing Office. The downstairs door of the Housing Office is open Mon-Fri from 7am to 8pm and Sat-Sun from 7am to 9pm.
If you have a deposit, it will be returned within a month from the end of the lease, provided that the apartment and the keys have been returned in an appropriate manner and all the rents have been paid.
Change of address
By law, a change-of-address notification must be made one month before the actual date of moving or within seven days from the date on which you move. Once you make the change of address notification, your new information will be updated to the population information system and the Post Office's information systems.
To complete your notification complete an online form here. Paper copies of the change-of-address form are also available at KELA offices.
Completing a formal change-of-address notification is also required for your KELA Housing Allowance. If you are in receipt of KELA housing allowance, get in touch with them to make sure you get the correct amount of benefits for your new apartment.
- cancel possible reservations you have valid on Koas booking (sauna, parking place. etc.)
- cancel the Telia net connection phone no. 0200 11611 Mon-Fri 08-20 Sat 09-16.30