For residents moving out

Are you moving out of an AYY apartment? On this page, you will find the instructions for handing in your keys and cleaning the apartment in connection with moving out.

Checklist for moving out

  1. Terminate your tenancy agreement on time. Tenancy agreements have a one-calendar-month termination period. The tenancy agreement can be terminated in Domo.
  2. If you have had a storage unit in the cellar or the attic, remember to empty it when you leave.

  3. Remember to submit a notification of move. A notification of move can be done at Please remember that submitting a notification of move is a statutory obligation.

  4. Despite being busy with your move, clean your apartment to a condition that is pleasant for the next resident to move into. If there is a fridge in your room, defrost it before you move. Go through the cleaning instructions at the bottom of this page. If the cleaning has been neglected, the cleaning costs will be deducted from your deposit.

  5. No personal furnishings may be left in the apartment, unless this has been agreed upon with the new resident. Neither can furnishings be left in shared apartments nor hallways. The resident will be charged for the removal of furnishings.

  6. Remember to lock the door to your apartment / room!

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Handing in keys

Handing in keys at the AYY Office

Note! Residents of Maapadontie hand in their keys exceptionally directly to the maintenance company.

The keys to the apartment must be handed in on the official moving-out day at the latest (the first weekday following the end of the tenancy agreement). This also applies to transfers within AYY apartments. The next resident has the right to access the apartment at 12.00 noon, so if you have multiple keys to the apartment, hand in at least one key at the Housing Office before noon.

At 12.00 noon, the apartment must be in such a condition that the new resident can begin to move in. In other words, the apartment must have been cleaned by then, and there must be enough room for two-way moving traffic.

Also the permits, keys and remote controls related to a parking space must be handed in by 12.00 noon on the official moving day.

If the AYY Office is closed, the keys can be dropped through the letter box on the white wooden door located on the Otakaari side. Put the keys in an envelope, close it and write your name on it along with which apartment the keys are for.

If the keys have not been handed in on time and correctly, aka during the moving day at the latest and clearly marked, the keys are recorded as lost. As the lessor, AYY may use the deposit to cover the costs of replacing the lost or otherwise unreturned keys and rekeying the locks.


Exchange of keys with the new resident

The resident moving out can agree upon exchanging keys directly with the new resident using this key exchange agreement.

If the key exchange agreement is signed and handed in at the Housing Office, the deposit is returned to the former resident and the apartment is under the new resident’s responsibility and control from the moment of signing the agreement. It is the responsibility of the resident moving out to hand in the agreement in question to AYY during the moving day at the latest. The agreement can also be sent in by this form.


When one resident moves out of a friend or family apartment

The same instructions for handing in the keys also apply to cases in which only one resident is leaving a family or friend apartment. The resident moving out must exchange keys with the new resident or one remaining in the apartment. In these cases, the key exchange agreement proves that at the start of the new tenancy agreement, the tenants of the apartment have the same number of keys as in the previous agreement with the departing resident.


Cleaning instructions


  1. All surfaces of cupboards, tabletops and drawers have been washed.

  2. All surfaces of the stove, cooker hood, baking trays and grease filter have been washed. Also wash the back and outside of the stove and clean the floor around it.

  3. The fridge freezer has been defrosted and cleaned and its doors left open. Take care not to drain the defrosting water onto the floor!


  1. The toilet seat, sink and taps have been washed clean and disinfected.
  2. The shower walls, laundry cabinet, mirror cabinet and floor drain have been washed clean.

  3. All surfaces (walls, floor) have been washed.

Other areas

  1. All surfaces have been washed so that no dust or stains remain on them.
  2. The floors have been vacuumed and washed clean.

  3. All surfaces of the cupboards have been washed.

  4. No belongings or rubbish must remain in the apartment.
  5. The balcony and storage units are tidy.

  6. The windows have been cleaned (in winter, only the inside surfaces).


Those moving out of shared apartments must also remove all of their belongings from the apartment’s common areas. When cleaning and defrosting the fridge, it must be taken care of that the other residents’ food items do not go off.

If you have had a dishwasher in the apartment, please make sure that the connection is capped properly to avoid water damage.

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