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:
- Vacuum the floors in all rooms and wipe the floors with a moist cloth
- Wipe all surfaces
- Remove stains from all surfaces including walls and light switch plates
- Empty, clean and wipe the cabinets, shelves, drawers and their doors/panels
- Clean the toilet and scrub down thoroughly the hand basin, shower room walls and water taps, not forgetting the floor and the floor drains: remove the cover and wash it, also please remove hair from the drain
- Clean the cooktop with a sponge and cleaning agent, use steel wool for the hotplates and an oven cleaner for the oven cavity and trays. Remember also to wash the cooker hood grease filter!
- Pull the stove away from the wall and vacuum and wipe its underside and rear.
- Clean the radiators, floor battens and windowsills
- Clean the fridge/freezer. Defrost and switch the appliance off and leave the doors open. Note that this step only applies to shared apartments if all of its residents move out
- Clean the ventilation filters
- Empty and sweep the storeroom and balcony
- Take all garbage to collection containers
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.
The final cleaning must be done early before the moving day as it is meant for moving instead of last minute mopping.
An untidy apartment will be cleaned and its
costs will be charged from the tenant/tenants moving out. The cleaning cost is 40€ per hour.
In shared apartments, all tenants have the responsibility of the tidiness of common areas.
From here you may find the pricelist for liability for damage caused by the tenant.
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.
Temporaray lease: You can leave the key to your room, on top of your desk. Lock the room door. Write a message to the inspection request; the key will be in the room.
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 (parking place, storage room etc.)
- cancel the Telia net connection phone no. 0200 11611 Mon-Fri 08-20 Sat 09-16.30