AYY owns 2,600 apartments in the metropolitan area providing homes for 3,200 student union members.

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Applying for Apartments


How to Apply for Housing

AYY offers its members the opportunity to apply for affordable student housing owned by the Student Union. Please read the instructions on how to apply for housing.

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Learn More About Our Locations

Information about our locations.


FAQ for Applicants

This page contains the most frequently asked questions concerning housing applications.


For tenants

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Rental affairs and deposit

Invoices will be emailed to the address you have used to log in to Domo. Contact the financial administration, if you for example want to postpone your due date or have accidentally paid too much rent. A deposit invoice will also be emailed to you after you have made a new tenancy agreement. When the tenancy agreement has ended, the deposit will be refunded to the account you have provided no later than the 20th of the month.


Maintenance and door opening service

Responsibilities and instructions related to maintenance of apartments. Contact information for maintenance and Securitas door opening service.


Services for Residents

Learn how to use and make reservations for the sauna, parking spaces and laundry rooms.


The ABCs of Housing

On this page, you will find a collection of general housing instructions, such as the booking of laundry rooms or getting a parking space for yourself.

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Information about our buildings in Espoo and Helsinki.

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Recycling and Waste Disposal

This page provides instructions on how to recycle unnecessary items and sort your waste properly.


Furniture and Renovation

Make your home reflect your personality! On this page, you will find instructions for painting your apartment and how to find furniture.


Changes in Housing

The site includes information on temporary move from an apartment, switching apartments, subleasing, compensating the right of residence and residents leaving family or friend apartments.

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Residents’ democracy - active neighbour relations

In residential activities, you have the opportunity to influence the comfort and community of your living. Do you already know who is the castle warden of your building or would you be interested in joining the residents' committee?


Housing Committee

The Housing Committee is a body that addresses housing-related complaints, appeals and proposals, and contributes to the settling of housing-related disputes. On this page, you will find information on the Housing Committee, instructions for contacting the committee, and the list of the housing committee members.

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Housing and nuisance

Other residents should be considered to ensure the comfort of living. You should tell the person in question that his or her actions are disruptive. If necessary, you can report recurring nuisance to AYY.

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Residents’ FAQ

This page features a collection of common questions that residents may have. If you cannot find an answer to your question here, contact Housing Services.

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Cleaning instructions for the common spaces of shared apartments

From this side you find instructions about how to keep the common spaces of the shared apartments clean.


Moving in and out

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For New Residents

This page contains important information for those who move houses regarding the keys, condition and renovation of the apartment, as well as electricity contracts.

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For Residents Moving Out

Are you moving out of AYY's apartment? On this page, you will find the instructions on how to return the keys and clean the apartment when you move out.

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Moving FAQ

Do you have questions about moving? This page includes a collection of frequently asked questions regarding moving.

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Temporary Move from the Apartment

Are you a resident of AYY and leaving your apartment temporarily?

Changes in Housing

Changing Apartments

As a resident of AYY, you can apply for a transfer to another apartment. On this page, you will find more information on changing apartments.

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Resident Leaving a Family or Friend apartment

Is one of the residents in your apartment moving out? On this page, you will find instructions on what to do when one resident of a family or friend apartment moves out.

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Instructions for moving residents

Forms and Regulations


On this site, you will find housing-related forms.


Housing Regulations and Strategy

Regulations on Housing


Ask about housing

Do you have questions concerning AYY's housing?

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FAQ of Member Services on Holiday Season

AYY's services office is on a holiday from 23 Dec to 30 Dec 2022, but the telephone service will be open on 27 Dec - 30 Dec 2022. Find the Frequently Asked Questions at Holiday season below!
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Representative Council decided on amendments to housing regulations

The regulations were updated to comply with legislation and guidelines. The changes were also driven by the wish to target housing to AYY members. The new regulations will bring efficiency in rental operations and changes to residents’ democracy, among other things. The housing policy paper will be updated later on.
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AYY reappointed Henrik Vuornos to Hoas Board of Directors

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