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


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, reimbursing the right of residence and residents leaving family or friend apartments.

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Residents and Castle Wardens Have Influence

At AYY, residents can influence their comfort of living and develop housing as castle wardens, in house meetings, resident councils and the housing cooperative.


Housing Committee

The Housing Committee is a body that handles housing-related complaints, applications and presentations.

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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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COVID-19 pandemic and housing

How should I take the coronavirus into account in housing? How do I act in quarantine or take care of my safety with my roommates? Can I change my lease or sublease my apartment? Can I visit the Services Office?

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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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Design Notebook 2021
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Brand-new Design Notebook has been published

Design Notebook by AYY and TOKYO is now available. Designer Janne Gammelin talks about the versatile features of the notebook.
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Updated corona release: Rental facilities are opened with facility-specific recommendations and the Services Office is open only to movers

AYY actively follows government releases and considers the health and well-being of its members, volunteers, associations, and employees in all its actions. The release will be updated when new measures are introduced.
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Instructions for moving residents

Are you moving in or out of AYY’s apartment? You can check the current reminders here.
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Terrace for Rantasauna and Barbecue for Village Living Room

Last year, a terrace was built for Rantasauna and the village living room got a new barbecue. The working bee for the terrace was organised by the Guild of Electrical Engineering in the honour of its 100th anniversary and the barbecue was built by the Campus Section.
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